Press Release: WESENS

Film Analysis Competition

You could win R10 000 with the acclaimed Karoo Sci-Fi film – WESENS!

The South African Karoo Sci-Fi film WESENS is bringing film lovers a first-of-its-kind film analysis competition where they can win big cash prizes.

The creative agency The Suits and LitNet are looking for a critical analysis of WESENS, the award-winning Karoo science-fiction film that was released in South African cinemas in October last year and that is now available exclusively on BoxOffice by DStv.

They ask for more than a conventional movie review. What they are looking for is a critical analysis where you examine the film and share your insights and interpretation of the themes and symbolism within it.

You do not have to recount the plot of the film, rather focus your analysis on how the metaphors, analogies and cinematic techniques that was used, add to your interpretation of the themes, symbolism and ultimate message of the film. 

The competition is open to pupils, students and film lovers. The critical analysis of the film must be between 500 and 1 200 words and entries must be emailed with the subject line: “Wesens” to Izak de Vries at LitNet –

Cash prizes include a R10 000 first prize, a R3 000 second prize and a R2 000 third prize. Entries have to reach LitNet on or before 9 May 2021 to be eligible for a prize.

What is also, very exciting, is that one of the judges for this unique film analysis competition is the renowned South African author and film critic, Leon van Nierop! 

Visit LitNet or WESENS for more information. We look forward to reading your interpretation of the first South African Karoo Sci-Fi film – WESENS!

Watch the DStv BoxOffice trailer of WESENS here.