Member Projects

5 Minutes with… Omelga Mthiyane

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?I am a storyteller, I have been making documentary film for the last 15 years. I am attracted to stories where there is potential for healing, where people take difficult journeys that might result...

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5 Minutes with… Jasyn Howes

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am a freelance director and cinematographer based in Cape Town. I work mostly in branded content, commercials and documentaries. What are you currently up to? I am currently working on my DFA short...

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5 Minutes with Sandz Tshefu

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Sandiswa Tshefu, I am a video editor and film trainer. I have worked on both international and local feature films, documentaries and television shows since 2013. What are you currently up to?...

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5 Minutes with Nikki Comninos

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am an editor and sometimes director, I have worked across many genres but documentary is my firm fave. I also have one toe in academica and completed my Ph.D. focusing on home video,...

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Bell Pottinger documentary first trailer

INFLUENCE, the feature-length documentary film charting the rise and fall of the infamous London-based PR firm Bell Pottinger, has released its first trailer ahead of the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada (May) and Doc Edge New Zealand (June). INFLUENCE serves as a terrifying...

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5 Minutes with Richard Gregory

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I’m a documentary filmmaker, in a pretty general sense. I direct, I shoot, I edit, I produce - but I prefer to focus on the first two of those activities. I’ve been working...

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5 MINUTES WITH … MANDISA RALANE

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Mandisa Zitha. I am the Festival Director for Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. I returned to Encounters in 2018 after a stint away due to the demands of raising young children....

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SAFTAs 2020: The nominees

The month of love hit a high note on Valentine’s Day, with the official announcement of the 2020 South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) nominees proudly brought to you by Brand South Africa. Hosted under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation...

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