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New titles to stream for free on AfriDocs

This month catch a range of new titles now available to stream for free, anytime, anywhere via AfriDocs.  Many of these films have never been available to stream before and reflect a range of stories from across Africa and beyond. The new film, Ethiopiques is...

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DFA Delegation at Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018

The DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS' ASSOCIATION of SOUTH AFRICA (DFA), in association with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), has put together and official South African delegation, to represent the country during Sheffield Doc/Fest. Documentary filmmakers will form part of this delegation and will be joined by...

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NFVF call for Marketing and Distribution

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Marketing and Distribution cycle 1 funding applications for the 2018/19 financial year is now open for the following funding categories: Festival Hosting Marketing and Distribution Market and Festival Attendance Funding Individuals, companies and...

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New Dimensions Lab Open for Entries

Now in its 3rd year, the New Dimensions Lab brings together diverse African artists to learn Virtual Reality (VR) storytelling from leading industry mentors. The Lab takes place over the course of a week at a private retreat where artists engage in discussions and workshops,...

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Durban FilmMart Programme Announced

One of Africa’s premier film industry events, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), a joint programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has ramped up its offerings to delegates for its 9th edition, which takes place from July 20...

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Big Fish moving back to the Mother City

The Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking has, as of July 2017, relocated all its training from Johannesburg to Cape Town’s Green Point campus. This after the school was established in Johannesburg in 2007. Funded by the European Union (EU), 150 students attending the school have...

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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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