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Mlingane Dube

Nickname: 'Mli'

Screenwriter, Film Director, Photographer

Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born in Soweto South Africa

From 2013, Mli Dube has directed and edited various news, sports and lifestyle inserts for 24 hour news channel, eNCA.
Described as an innovative and thought provoking filmmaker, Mli leads the planning and development of each piece's visual and audio representation.

Under his self-established "Artistry Media Productions" he has also independently produced,directed and edited a number long and short form videos and photography. Including doing work for Mindset channel, Netships logistics and the internationally recognized World Wide Fund among others.

In 2014, he was awarded Best Cinematographer for the Durban edition of
the internationally acclaimed 48 Hour Film Project.
It followed hot on the heels of his success as the 2013 runner up and best producer award. His most recent accolade was that of Best writing for the short film titled "Brothers", he was also nominated for Best Director at the 4th annual Simon Sabela Awards.

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Current Position(s)

Creative director | Artistry Media
Johannesburg, South Africa | June 2015 - present

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Previous Position(s)

Camera operator and Editor | eNews | Enca
Durban, South Africa | 2013 - November 2017

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

VT/Server operater | SABC
2012 - 2013

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Educational history


Hyde Park High School, Johannesburg, South Africa (2008)


Vega - School of Brand Leadership

Durban, South Africa | 2015 - June 2015

Photography - Photography in practice

Boston Media House

2009 - 2011

Diploma - Media and TV&Film



Best writing- Short film | 2015

Best writing for 48 hour film project
The short film was titled Brothers. Produced by Red Fox pictures, I served as Cinematographerr.

Best Cinematography | 2014

I was awarded this for my work with Red fox pictures as cinematographer in this Durban edition of the 2 day movie making competition.

Shortlist and nomination

Best Director for a Microbudget film | 2016

Simon Sabela Awards 2016 hosted by the Kwa-Zulu Natal film commission.

Runner-up film Durban | 2013

Runner Up for Best Film for 48hour film project
The short film was titled Stan & da Liver. Produced by Red Fox pictures, I served as Cinematographer and editor.

media exposure

Sawubona Magazine | 2018

Sawubona, SAA's in-flight magazine, is a highly regarded lifestyle publication, which holds an important position in the media, directed at the leisure and business travel market. As an in-flight publication, Sawubona caters to a diverse local, continental and international readership. Frequency: Monthly.

Screen Africa | 2016

Article on Mlingane Dube's directoral role in low budget film iMbali KaBaba seeking a big audience.

Cosmo FM | 2016

A discussion about the independent film-making journey and new film "iMbali KaBaba"



Freedom Street (webseries)

Writer & Director, May 2018 - present

Through my media start-up company I have developed a webseries. Written and Directed by myself and funded by NFVF. It'll premiere in May 2018 with weekly webisodes.

NFVF youth filmmaker project 2018

Writer & Director, January 2018 - present

I have been selected among 10 young filmmakers to write and direct a 24minute short film each that will be exhibited at the Durban Film Festival and hopefully the MIPCOM cannes festival.

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