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Encounters faces closure

In its  20th year Encounters faces closure after the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) declined funding on opening night. After two applications the NFVF responded on 31 May, saying they will not be supporting the festival. “This is a call to action to all documentary fans,...

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Zama Mkosi resigns as NFVF CEO

Zama Mkosi has resigned as CEO of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) with immediate effect. Her resignation letter was submitted to the Chairperson of Council on 27 May 2018. The council has accepted the resignation and thanks Mkosi for the contribution she has...

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Doc Tour Training Finalists Announced

Doc Tour 2018 is a one-day event organised by the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA) of South Africa in collaboration with Encounters South African International Documentary Festival aimed at young professionals and emerging filmmakers developing projects for the first time. The training opportunity is designed to assist...

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Cape Town International Film Market and Festival

The 2018 Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from October 9th – 19th, 2018. This year’s edition will build significantly on the successes of last year with an increased focus on collaboration and the celebration of the local, regional, pan-African, and...

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Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress

Registration is open for the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) which will take place at the Durban Botanic Gardens from July 16 – 18, 2018. “The Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress is designed for passionate filmmakers around the world to...

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NFVF Calls for Documentary Slate Proposals

BACKGROUND The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for a Documentary Slate to the value of R4.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability. Tier 2 Production...

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