Festivals

Jozi Film Festival announces winners

The 9th annual Jozi Film Festival drew to a close on Sunday, September 20. Joburg’s longest-running multi-genre film festival, has, for the first time in eight years, taken place virtually while, at the same time, running with limited physical screenings at The Bioscope Independent Cinema.The...

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Encounters Industry Events

Encounters Talks offer high quality industry discussions presented in partnership with Documentary Filmmakers Association, Wesgro, Swiss Films, DOK.fest Munich, Electric South, UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of the Western Cape Centre for Humanities Research and FNB. This year’s programme focuses on critical and...

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Encounters Short Film Line-Up Announced

Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival is speedily adapting to the “new normal” and will shortly complete the construction of the virtual cinema platform using Shift72.  We are aiming to have bookings open on 13th August, one  week before the Festival opens.  You will need to...

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First Encounters Line-up Announced

The new multi-platform Encounters International South African Documentary Festival is bringing you some of the globe’s greatest award-winning documentaries, available virtually. Long-awaited political documentaries and an eye-opening look into the world of one of the  most mysterious artists are just a few of the exciting releases...

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Virtual 22nd Encounters Doccie Fest

The 22nd Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held online and at selected cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 to 30 August 2020. This year, the festival will be freely available - for viewing on virtual platforms - to South Africans...

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Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Edition

In response to the massive disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the importance of keeping the documentary community’s activities alive, the 2020 edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will move to an exclusively online format for the very first time, taking place...

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Okavango to screen at the 2020 Sundance

Documentary Okavango: River of Dreamsby Botswana-based wildlife filmmakers Dereck and Beverly Joubert, has been selected to screen in the Documentary Premieres programme at the Sundance Film festival – set to take place from 23 January to 2 February 2020. Okavango is the first film from...

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Adiaha Women’s Documentary Award

The Adiaha Award includes a $2000 cash component to be used on the director’s next film, as well as an invitation to attend the International Women’s Film Festival Dortmund/ Colgone (Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund | Köln) in February 2021.   The...

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