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Avril Beukes

Editor

Features & Television (select credits)

PROJECT DIRECTOR STUDIO / PRODUCTION CO.
THE QUAD (season 1) Various BET / Rainforest Films
Prod: Felicia Henderson, Will Packer
QUEEN SUGAR (seasons 1-2) Various OWN / Warner Horizon
Prod: Ava DuVernay, Oprah Winfrey
WHERE CHILDREN PLAY
2016 Official Selection: Pan African Film Festival &
Las Vegas Black Film Festival
Leila Djansi Turning Point Pictures
WIND WALKERS Russell Friedenberg Iron Circle Pictures / Sweet Tomato Films
AND THEN THERE WAS YOU Leila Djansi Turning Point Pictures
LITTLE ONE
* 2013 Academy Awards:
Official South African Foreign Language Film Entry
* 2013 Zanzibar International Film Festival Winner:
Save The Children Award
* 2013 New York International Film Festival Winner:
Best International Feature + 1 more
Darrell James Roodt Azari Media / Studio Hamburg
FANIE FOURIE’S LOBOLA
* 2013 Seattle International Film Festival:
Audience Award for Best Film
* 2013 Sedona Film Festival:
Audience Choice Award for Best Comedy
* 2013 Jozi Film Festival: Audience Choice Award
* 2013 Official Selection:
Vancouver Int’l Film Festival + 3 more
Hank Pretorius Out of Africa Entertainment
TIES THAT BIND
* 2012 Official Selection:
International Women’s Film Festival + 2 more
* 2012 San Diego Black Film Festival Winner:
Best Diaspora Film & Opening Night
* 2011 Ghana Movie Award Winner:
Best Editing, Best Picture, Best Actress + 5 more
Leila Djansi Turning Point Pictures
SINKING SANDS
* 2011 African Movie Academy Award Winner:
Best Screenplay, Best Actress
* 2010 Ghana Movie Award Winner: Best Film
Leila Djansi Turning Point Pictures
PASTOR BROWN Rockmond Dunbar Rock Capital Films
NOT SINCE YOU Jeff Stephenson Wonder Entertainment
REACH FOR ME
* 2009 Lake Arrowhead Film Festival Winner:
Best of Fest & Best Feature Film
* 2009 San Diego Film Festival Winner:
Audience Choice Award
LeVar Burton AMediaVision Productions
LULLABY
* 2008 Method Fest Award Winner:
Best Actress (Melissa Leo)
Darrell James Roodt Anton Ernst Entertainment
MOONDANCE ALEXANDER
* 2007 Newport Beach Film Fest & Calgary International
Film Fest Winner: Best Family Feature Film
* 2007 Vienna International Film Festival Winner:
Jury Prize
* 2007 Atlanta Dixie Film Festival Winner:
Best Picture & Best Actress
Michael Damian Riviera Films
YESTERDAY
* 2004 Official Selection:
Toronto Int’l Film Festival, London Film Festival
* 2005 Academy Award Nomination:
Best Foreign Language Film
* 2005 Independent Spirit Award Nomination:
Best Foreign Language Film
* 2006 Peabody Award Winner
* 2006 Gracie Allen Award for Outstanding Drama
Darrell James Roodt HBO Films / Distant Horizon
RED DUST
* 2006 Golden Horn Award Winner: Best Feature Film Editing
* 2006 Silver Peacock Award & Audience Award Winner:
International Film Festival of India
* 2005 Audience Prize: Miami International Film Festival
* Official Selection:
2004 Toronto International Film Festival + 2 more
Tom Hooper BBC Films / Distant Horizon
PREY Darrell James Roodt Distant Horizon / VideoVision Entertainment
FAITH’S CORNER
2006 Apollo Film Festival Winner:
Best Film & Best Director
Darrell James Roodt Distant Horizon
SCOUT’S SAFARI (series) Various NBC / Discovery Kids
SECOND SKIN Darrell James Roodt Alliance Atlantis / HBO Films / Film Afrika
A REASONABLE MAN
* 1999 South African Guild of Editors Award:
Best Feature Film Editing
* 2000 Audience Award Winner:
San Jose International Film Festival
* 2000 Official Selection:
Edinburgh Int’l Film Festival + 3 more
Gavin Hood Pandora Cinema
GHANDI: THE MAKING OF THE MAHATMA
1997 South African Guild of Editors Award:
Best Feature Film Editing
Shyam Benegal National Film Development Corporation of India
FIELA SE KIND (FIELA’S CHILD)
* 1988 All Africa Film Award Winner:
Best Editing, Best Film, Best Director +4 more
* Honorary Medal Recipient:
South African Academy of Arts & Sciences
Katinka Heyns Toron International

Editor on over 15 scripted series & TV movies for the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) through 2002.