International Short Film Competition

What Did You Dream?

It’s the summer school holidays in 1990 South Africa and 11-year-old Boipelo is back at her grandmother Koko’s four-roomed house. It’s a point of uncertainty for a country on the brink of democracy but mostly, according to her at least, for Boipelo who will be attending a multiracial school soon. As the holidays draw to a close, an anxious Boipelo devises a plan so that she can dream again and bring a smile to her forlorn grandmother’s face and, perhaps, have one last feeling of belonging before her life changes forever.

SHORTS O’CLOCK I, Saturday, February 27, at 18:00 (GMT +2) & rerun on Sunday, February 28, at 16:00 (GMT +2)

English Title:

What Did You Dream?

Original title:

What Did You Dream?


Karabo Lediga


South Africa










English, Romanian, Greek


Connie Chiume, Lethabo Mpoko, Karabo Maleka, Tshegofatso Phalafala, Lerato Sekele

A quote for the film:

Everyday is a chance to dream again.

Selective List of Festivals and Awards:

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2020, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival/ShortFest 2020, Pittsburgh Shorts 2020, Bogo Shorts 2020, ARIFF 2020 - Africa Rising International Film Festival, Film Africa 2020, Leeds International Film Festival

Director’s bio:

Karabo Lediga is a writer, director and producer for television and film. Her short film, which she wrote and directed titled ‘What Did You Dream?’, premiered in competition at Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and was also in competition at The Palm Springs International Short Film Festival. Karabo has written for the first African Netflix Original series, the spy thriller ‘Queen Sono’. Across 12 seasons of the two-time International Emmy nominated news satire show ‘Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola’ and three seasons of the comedy series ‘Next of Next Week’, Karabo worked as a writer, director, content producer and performer. Her directorial work also includes 2 seasons of the sketch comedy show ‘The Bantu Hour’ and situational comedy ‘The Mayor’. Her TV writing work also includes South African Film and Television Award winning ‘Lockdown’, ‘MTV Shuga 5’ and the four-part miniseries ‘Emoyeni: Insanguluko’ and most recently as development writer for animated series 'Queens’ for Wild Sheep. She’s currently in development on her debut feature film titled ‘Sabbatical’.