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5 MINUTES WITH … FRANCOIS VERSTER

1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Francois Verster.  I am a documentary filmmaker, cameraperson, editor and consultant, and I also teach documentary filmmaking. Shooting on GIRL, TAKEN  I am currently producing and filming Shameela Seedat’s AFRICAN...

Durban FilmMart Announces Finance Forum Finalists

The Durban FilmMart, which celebrates its 10th edition this year from 19 to 22 July, during the 40th Durban International Film Festival, has announced the 2019 fiction feature films and documentaries projects from Africa, that have selected to pitch at the...

docLOVE May/June – “An Insignificant Man”

Invitation: docLOVE May/June - AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN AN INSIGNIFICANT MAN by Khusboo Ranka, Vinay Shukla A  non-fiction  drama  chronicling  the  most  outrageous  political  debut  in  the  largest democracy  in  the  world,  “An Insignificant  Man"  follows  Arvind  Kejriwal  and  his  insurgent party  as  they  ...

Encounters Opening Night Film Announced

The 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the opening night film as well as a host of the most talked about non-fiction films from the past year. Fresh from the world’s leading festivals, Encounters has secured the rights to screen 2019’s...

Encounters Rough Cut Lab Call

In partnership with Refinery Cape Town and the South African Guild of Editors (SAGE), the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival invites South African filmmakers to submit their documentary films for the 2nd Encounters Rough Cut Lab. The festival will be held in Cape Town...

The Sound of Masks to Screen at Hot Docs

Atanásio Nyusi, a compelling storyteller and legendary Mapiko dancer, takes us on a visually dramatic journey through Mozambique’s past and present. The Sound of Masks, directed and produced by DocfilmSA member Sara Gouveia, is a beautifully moving ode to the cultures of Mozambique told primarily...

docLOVE March 2019: Someone to Blame

Join docLOVE for a free screening of the SAFTA-nominated documentary, Someone to Blame The Ahmed Timol Inquest, by director Enver Samuel.  Someone to blame The Ahmed Timol Inquest, weaves a compelling narrative that draws on the 2017 re-opening of the inquiry on...

New release from Kevin Harris

Sunday 25th November – SABC 2 – 09.00 am 2 x 48 minute documentary series to be broadcast by SABC TV 2: Part 1 – “The Call” – Sunday 25th November, 09.00 am [Sunday morning “Issues of Faith” strand]; Part 2 “Deliverance” – Sunday 2nd December, 09.00 am [Sunday morning...

Virtual reality educational films about HIV testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, which takes place on 1 December, UNAIDS is releasing a series of virtual reality (VR) films focused on HIV testing. Using the latest technology, the films help to demystify HIV testing. With goggles that viewers can wear for a full VR experience, the...

docLOVE reboot

DFA docLOVE invites you to a free screening of NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD by Kurt Orderson 25 October, 2018: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray 6 November 2018: in partnership with Development Afrika Stratagem at Guga S’thebe Centre, Langa. 6 November 2018: The Bertha Movie House, Isisvivana Centre,...

SABC commemorates Ahmed Timol with two documentaries

SABC3 will be commemorating the 47th anniversary of Ahmed Timol by screening two documentaries in memory of the anti-apartheid activist in the month of October. Ahmed Timol, 29 year school teacher from Roodepoort and member of the then banned South African Communist Party accompanied by Saleem Essop, medical student, were...