Member Projects

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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5 Minutes with Tiny Mungwe

1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am a documentary producer for STEPS in Cape Town. STEPS is a non-profit production company working documentary, which also distributes documentary through the platform Afridocs.  2. What are you currently up to? Are there any...

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5 Minutes with Sylvia Vollenhoven

1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am an author, journalist, filmmaker, playwright and Professor of Practice at the University of Johannesburg. I get bored very, very easily so I take on as many projects as possible. Then I do lots...

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5 MINUTES WITH PAT VAN HEERDEN…

I am Pat van Heerden, I was recently in Lisbon with colleagues from South Africa at a financing and pitching  for documentary funding workshop. Final pitching to commissioning editors in Portugal at Lisbon Docs Pitching Caught in traffic - a story about recidivism...

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5 MINUTES WITH … NICOLE SCHAFER

I’m Nicole Schafer. I’m a documentary filmmaker based in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. 1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I’ve just released my first feature documentary “Buddha in Africa”, that follows a Malawian teenager in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, caught...

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