Born 1980 in Tennessee/USA.
Teboho Joscha Edkins grew up mainly in Lesotho, South Africa and Germany and currently lives between Berlin/Germany and Cape Town/South Africa. He studied fine arts at the University of Cape Town between 1999 and 2002, followed by a two-year postgraduate degree at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains in Tourcoing Cedex/France from 2004 to 2006, as well as a postgraduate film directing program at Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin, dffb from 2006 to 2012.
His films have been selected for numerous international festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam, Netherlands, FIDMarseille, France, Visions du Réel in Nyon/France, Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen, Germany or the International Short Film Festival Clermont-Ferrand, France. They have won a number of awards and were screened in renowned art institutions such as Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris/France and South London Gallery, Great Britain.
Teboho Joscha Edkins is a fellow of the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Trust at the University of the Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa, of the DAAD and of the Heinrich Böll Stiftung. For his academic achievements he has been awarded the Simon Gerson Prize by University of Cape Town and the Helene-Schwarz-Preis by dffb.