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NFVF Documentary Slate Proposals 2020

The National Film and Video Foundation (herein referred to as NFVF) is a statutory body set up by government to grow and develop the South African Film and Video industry. The NFVF would like to invite eligible production companies to...

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Canada and SA renew co-development incentive

For the third year in a row, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have renewed their dedicated incentive for the co-development of...

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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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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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Encounters 2020

4 - 14 June 2020 Cape Town & Johannesburg www.encounters.co.za   The organisers of Encounters are calling for feature, mid-length and short documentary film entries for the 2020 edition of the Festival.  Encounters will deliver a line-up of riveting documentaries from around...

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docLOVE Sept: The Yes Men

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are two guys who just can’t take “no” for an answer. They have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but...

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Commemorating Ahmed Timol through film

On 27 October 1971 Ahmed Timol, a 29-year-old Roodepoort school teacher and political activist supposedly committed suicide by jumping out of the 10th floor of the former John Vorster Square Police Station (now Johannesburg Police Station). The original sham of an...

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