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Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look...

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DIFF announces films in competition

The 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which takes place from 19 to 29 July, has announced its films and jury members for this year’s competition. Award categories are Best Feature Film, Best South African Feature Film, Best Documentary, Best SA Documentary, Best Short Film, Best...

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DStv to celebrate Nelson Mandela centenary

In celebration of one hundred years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, DStv will add a tribute pop up channel. The Mandela 100 Tribute pop-up channel (DStv 199) will launch on his birthday, Wednesday 18 July, and will run for five days.  The channel will feature a mix...

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DocFilmSA call to join delegation to IDFA

The Documentary Filmmakers Association of South Africa (DFA) invites applications from filmmakers to attend IDFA 2018 as part of the DFA’s application to the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) Group Export Sector Specific Assistance Scheme (SSAS). The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and...

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Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund (HDBI) offers grants in two separate categories Development and Production. Approximately four to 10 projects are awarded each year. All successful applications will be considered for the up to five mentorship program slots, and select applicants will be invited to apply to The...

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Workshop: Film Sector as a Catalyst for Growth

The South African Cultural Observatory would like to extend an invitation to you, to attend a workshop:  THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FILM SECTOR AS A CATALYST FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH IN SOUTH AFRICA: TOWARD A SOLLYWOOD . Please find the invitation attached. Date:     Friday 22nd June 2018 Time:     9:00am – 12:00pm (registration opens...

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