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WHO WE ARE

Documentary Filmmakers’ Association

The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) was established to nurture and develop the interests of documentary filmmakers in South Africa.

The documentary film genre is unique.  It stimulates public discourse, reflects on social, political, cultural and current events, explores history, commemorates heritage and unearths the mysteries of the universe and the planet. Documentaries tell stories of ordinary and extraordinary people and communities – they celebrate, question, investigate and reflect. The most accessible genre of filmmaking, it is often marginalised by the broadcast industry and by other sectors / genres within the film and video production industry. The DFA aims to unify documentary filmmakers and gain recognition for the genre.

 

It remains the only association in South Africa with the sole purpose of assisting, protecting and promoting documentary filmmakers. The DFA is a key member of SASFED (The South African Screen Federation).

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JOIN THE DFA

DFA members will gain access to a network of related industry bodies and other documentary filmmakers, both established and aspiring. The DFA will also act on behalf of the interests of documentary filmmakers as a collective.

 

 

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PROJECTS

The DFA works on several specific projects on its own or in partnership with others. These are key projects the DFA believes are valuable to our industry sector and that require more resources and communication than usually posted via  the blog and newsletter.

 

 

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Downloadable Content
RESOURCES

The DFA provides a variety of downloadable resources that may come in handy, this includes Legal Documents, Learning Resources and Broadcaster Contacts. You are also welcome to send us any documents you think may assist documentary filmmakers with their production processes.

 

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DFA AFFILIATE MEMBERS

Any individual, organisation, society, company, close corporation or similar body that works in conjunction with documentary filmmaking may join as an affiliate member. These members will have no voting rights, but will receive all the correspondence from the organisation and may make presentations to the members at an AGM or other general meetings.

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