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SAGE/Encounters Rough Cut Lab

Documentary films present us with unique perspectives and insights into our worlds. The crafting of these films present unique challenges and encourage thoughtful insights into their making. The Rough Cut Lab (RCL) aims to support South African films in the late offline story stage with...

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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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docLOVE February: THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN

Worlds collide on the frontline of climate change A film by Julia Dahr & Kisilu Musya Five years ago Kisilu, a Kenyan farmer, started to use his camera to capture the life of his family, his village and the damages of climate change. When a violent storm...

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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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DFM looking for African film projects

Submissions for documentary and feature film projects in development for the Durban FilmMart (DFM) close on 31 January 2020. The organisers are making a special call-out to documentary filmmakers who have projects to submit. “We invite documentary filmmakers to submit their projects no matter how early in...

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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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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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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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