Inja (Dog)

Directed by Steve Pasvolsky
Produced by Joanne Weatherstone
Co-produced by Steven Markovitz
Written by Steve Pasvolsky
South Africa, Australia



Using a Xhosa boy as a pawn, a farmer teaches his puppy to be white man's best friend. Ten years later, both their lives hang in the balance at the mercy of the dog.


London Australian Film Festival

Tampere International Short Film Festival

Sundance Film Festival

St Kilda Film Festival

Pan-African Film Festival

Nashville Independent Film Festival

Locarno International Film Festival

Aspen Shortsfest

Telluride Film Festival

Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 

New York Film Festival

London Film Festival


Nominated for Best Short Film at the 2002 Academy Awards

ACS Awards (2001) - Short Fiction. Silver Award

Palm Springs International Festival of Short Film (2001) - 2nd Prize

Aspen Shortsfest (2002) - Best Student Film

LA Shorts Fest (2002) - Best Foreign Short

Nashville Independent Film Festival (2002) - Audience Award

St Kilda Film Festival (2002) - Best Short Film