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5 MINUTES WITH PAT VAN HEERDEN…

I am Pat van Heerden, I was recently in Lisbon with colleagues from South Africa at a financing and pitching  for documentary funding workshop. Final pitching to commissioning editors in Portugal at Lisbon Docs Pitching Caught in traffic - a story about recidivism...

Encounters 2020

4 - 14 June 2020 Cape Town & Johannesburg www.encounters.co.za   The organisers of Encounters are calling for feature, mid-length and short documentary film entries for the 2020 edition of the Festival.  Encounters will deliver a line-up of riveting documentaries from around...

5 MINUTES WITH… WEAAM WILLIAMS

My name is Weaam Williams, I am a screenwriter and director. 1. Tell us about yourself - who are you and what do you do? I was once a performance poet and hip-hop MC aka  MC Desert Blossom. This is really before I became a filmmaker...

docLOVE October: Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg

The Documentary Filmmakers' Association is pleased to announce that the DocLOVE inititiave will reignite in Johannesburg and continues in Durban and Cape Town. Our screenings will be followed by a discussion and the opportunity to meet other filmmakers and attendance at all screenings...

5 MINUTES WITH… TESSA BARLIN

My name is Tessa Barlin and I am currently a freelance filmmaker, focusing on environmental documentaries. I mainly work as a camera operator but I have recently started directing my own films too. 1. Tell us about yourself –...

docLOVE Sept: The Yes Men

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD by Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno are two guys who just can’t take “no” for an answer. They have an unusual hobby: posing as top executives of corporations they hate. Armed with nothing but...

Commemorating Ahmed Timol through film

On 27 October 1971 Ahmed Timol, a 29-year-old Roodepoort school teacher and political activist supposedly committed suicide by jumping out of the 10th floor of the former John Vorster Square Police Station (now Johannesburg Police Station). The original sham of an...

Mini-INPUT Johannesburg

24 & 25 October 2019 – AFDA Johannesburg The Mini-INPUT will be showcasing productions screened and discussed at the INPUT 2019 conference which was held in Bangkok in May 2019. More than 400 delegates (all TV professionals) gathered in Bangkok to discuss and showcase the state...

SAFTA’s call for Overall Judging Chairpersons Nominations

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and custodian of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA’s) extends a call to the South African Film and Television industry to nominate two individuals who will...

5 MINUTES WITH … NICOLE SCHAFER

I’m Nicole Schafer. I’m a documentary filmmaker based in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands. 1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I’ve just released my first feature documentary “Buddha in Africa”, that follows a Malawian teenager in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, caught...

docLOVE Call for 2020 Films

The Documentary Filmmakers' Association docLOVE screenings launched their 2019 season with the with award-winning filmmaker, Rehad Desai's SAFTA-winning, Everything Must Fall in February 2019. Other films this year have included DFA members’ films such as Enver Samuel’s Someone to Blame: The Ahmed...

5 MINUTES WITH … CATHERINE MEYBURGH

My name is Catherine Meyburgh and I am currently working on an impact campaign on our documentary Dying For Gold. 1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I have worked in the film industry, opera and theatre for over 30...