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About Us

Hello.  We are Cignalhill.com, a group of filmmakers from “film-school”, who teamed up to create Short Films, Documentaries, Narrative TVC’s & Digital Video Stories, Micro Features, Narrative-Idents, continuously directing, filming and learning from art, culture, people, life & cinema. 

Our Offices are based in; 

Durban, Cape Town & Welkom, South Africa

We work with seasoned & experienced freelancers and filmmakers. Our clients include digital content platforms from around the world and most of our recent work come from leading content platforms in the USA. 

Cignalhill Pty Ltd, is a South African registered Micro Enterprise and complies with the South African Companies Act (2008). We are certified with the SAIBA BB-BEE Amendment Act, 2013 Act No. 46 of 2013 and we offer competitive industry rates and market value.  

Cignalhill Pty Ltd, trades as a South African & International Media Production Services Provider & Exporter of Film & Television & Digital Media under the EMIA Scheme. 

Contact Us

Managing Director : Rowen Smith
Email: rowen.work@gmail.com
Mobile: +27(0) 79 647 0077
Personal Portfolio: Hellosmith.co.za

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Film Festivals & Screenings 

  • Aguilar De Campoo International Film Festival, Palencia Spain 2012
  • 34th Durban International Film Festival 2012
  • 2014 Shnit International Film Festival 
  • 2014 PPC Imaginarium Film Competition 
  • 2014 Viewster Online Film Festival – New York
  • 2014 Wavescapes International Surf Film Festival – Official Selection 
  • 2015 Shnit International Film Festival
  • 2015 Turbine Art Fair – Official Screening 
  • 2015 Design Indaba – PPC Imaginarium Screening
  • 2015 Durban International Film Festival 
  • 2016 Indie Karoo Film Festival
  • 2017 MakeDox Macedonia Documentary Festival 
  • 2018 Best Animal Video, – Storyhunter NYC, Staff Pick
  • 2019 White Oryx Film Festival – Dubai Knowledge Park, UAE
  • 2019 Ethnological TV Film Festival – FESTEF, Kucevo, Serbia
  • 2019, Shortcuts Film Festival Indjija, Serbia

Clients:

  • Discovery Digital Media, Seeker Network Launch | NYC, USA
  • International News Media Association | Texas, USA
  • Indigenous Media, 60 Second Docs | NYC, USA
  • Storyhunter | NYC, USA
  • The Thirst Project | Swaziland & California | USA
  • Pathfinder International.Org | Boston | USA
  • Coaches Across Continents | Los Angeles | USA
  • Mercedes Benz Bokeh | Cape Town, South Africa
  • The Global Citizen | NYC | USA