Cati Weinek – Chairperson

Cati, Producer and Writer, has raised finance for both fiction and documentary films, such ‘The Letter Reader’ (2019), ‘The Tokoloshe’ (2018) ‘Mrs Right Guy’ (2016). Career highlights other than producing beautifully crafted feature films, includes engaging with the Writers Guild of America, and the international affiliation to bring South African writers into the fold, conducting over 100 interviews for her Memory Box initiative (2003) at the biggest Soweto hospital supporting HIV positive South Africans before the roll out of ARVs.

Her anti-nuclear documentary, Uranium Road (2009), which changed nuclear policy in SA; raising slate feature film funding from the National Film and Video Foundation, creating the National Film and Video Foundation’s ground-breaking Sediba script development programme, producing 26 episodes of the last season of Soul City, raising finance for 3 D feature length animation film with presales across Europe and being a parent to two born free babies.