Sylvia Vollenhoven

Writer, Filmmaker & Visionary

Born 1952-10-22 in Cape Town, South Africa

Writer and award-winning Journalist cum Filmmaker. Her play MY WORD, REDESIGNING BUCKINGHAM PALACE was chosen for a run in London's West End alongside works by Athol Fugard and Reza de Wet. The Times of London gave it four stars. It was on the main programme of the National Arts Festival 2014 where COLD CASE another play she co authored had its premiere. Shortlisted for the City Press Tafelberg 2012 inaugural non-fiction book award. Chief Executive of 'The Keeper of the Kumm' project: A multimedia venture comprising a novel, films and musical theatre. The Kumm film in development was chosen by South Africa's National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) for the Cannes Film Festival 2014. A Knight Fellow who led a media project to improve coverage of poverty and development issues in Ghana. Judge for the 2014 SA Film & TV Awards. On the Editorial Board of the Journal of African Cinema.


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Allrounder
Pioneer
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Leader
Philanthropist (Bronze)
Veteran
Workaholic
Achiever

CURRENT POSITIONS

Editorial Board Member | Journal of African Cinemas

2007 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Chief Executive | The Keeper of the Kumm Transmedia Initiative

Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - present

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Managing Director | VIA - Vision In Africa (Pty) Ltd

Cape Town, South Africa | 2006 - present

PREVIOUS POSITIONS

Jury Member | Ghana Journalists' Association Annual Awards Committee

Cape Town, South Africa | 2010 - 2010

Knight Fellow | Development Journalism Fellowships | ICFJ - International Center for Journalists

Washington DC, United States of America | 2009 - 2011

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Lead Tutor | Thomson Foundation

Washington DC, United States of America | 2008 - 2008

Social Development and Community Services

Africa Representative | Thomson Foundation

Washington DC, United States of America | 2007 - 2009

Social Development and Community Services

Director | Khetha Media (Pty) Ltd

Washington DC, United States of America | 2006 - 2009

Chairperson | Dream Weaver Trading (Pty) Ltd

Washington DC, United States of America | 2006 - 2009

Head of Genre | Content Hub | South African Broadcasting Corporation

Washington DC, United States of America | 2004 - 2006

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

Advisory Board Member | African Women's Media Centre

Washington DC, United States of America | 1999 - 2005

Editor | Women's Edition

Washington DC, United States of America | 1998 - 2003

Publishing, Printing and Print Media

Executive Producer | TV | South African Broadcasting Corporation

Washington DC, United States of America | 1994 - 2004

Broadcast Media, Multimedia and Film

EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

TERTIARY EDUCATION

Argus Journalism School

Washington DC, United States of America | Awarded in 1976

Diploma

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