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Bell Pottinger documentary first trailer

INFLUENCE, the feature-length documentary film charting the rise and fall of the infamous London-based PR firm Bell Pottinger, has released its first trailer ahead of the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada (May) and Doc Edge New Zealand (June). INFLUENCE serves as a terrifying...

DFA announces COVID-19 Short Film Grant

The DFA is excited to announce a grant for emerging and established documentary filmmakers to produce a short film on the theme of “Life, Love, Rifts and Rage in the time of Covid-19”. In view of the challenges faced by our industry the DFA board has...

Western Cape Provincial COVID-19 Relief Fund

The Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) has developed relief options for the cultural, creative and sports industries. The options focus on the Business Continuity and Recovery phases of the fight against COVID-19. It also focuses on two of the three pillars...

Opportunity to participate in an upcoming film about COVID-19

Connect4Climate would like to alert you to an opportunity to  participate in an upcoming film about COVID 19 being produced by Grain Media for international release since it may offer you  the chance to explore and illustrate connections between coronavirus and climate and the potential...

Screen Sector Safety Protocols & Production documents

The South African Government has permitted filming under level 4 regulations from 4 May 2020, however, there are certain restrictions that have been put in place. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought with it the requirement for a new work protocol to mitigate the impact of...

Durban FilmMart Moves Online for its 2020 Edition

Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart, will move online for its 2020 edition. The event, which was planned for the last week in July will now have new dates in August, and will be hosted as a virtual summit still incorporating most of...

Sunny Side of the Doc Connected Edition

In response to the massive disruption brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and the importance of keeping the documentary community’s activities alive, the 2020 edition of Sunny Side of the Doc will move to an exclusively online format for the very first time, taking place...

5 Minutes with Richard Gregory

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I’m a documentary filmmaker, in a pretty general sense. I direct, I shoot, I edit, I produce - but I prefer to focus on the first two of those activities. I’ve been working...

Netflix Releases 10 Documentary Films and Series for Free on YouTube

Netflixhas unlocked a selection of educational documentary films and series — available now for free on YouTube — saying it’s a way to help teachers and students during the COVID-19 quarantine. The 10 titles include Ava DuVernay’s “13th,” covering the mass-incarceration of people of color...

National Geographic Society COVID-19 fund for journalists

In the most difficult of times, journalism can play several roles in supporting communities around the globe. It can disseminate critical information to keep people safe and informed, it can illuminate stories that bring us hope and remind us of our shared human experience, and...

NFVF Distribution and Marketing Funding Callout

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), would like to commend the industry for the good quality of applications received in the past fiscal and invite applicants to submit for Festival Hosting and Marketing and Distribution. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to...