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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...

NFVF call for funding applications is open

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for cycle 2 funding applications for the 2019/20 financial year is now open. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), would like to commend the industry...

5 MINUTES WITH … NEIL SHAW

My name is Neil Shaw and I am currently (volunteer) teaching a semester of documentary filmmaking at the ANKAA migrant skills centre in Athens, Greece. 1. Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am a video journalist...

Thuli Madonsela doc arrives on Showmax

Whispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedat's documentary about Thuli Madonsela's last year as South Africa's public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax. A perfect fit for Women's Day, the acclaimed documentary won the Special Jury Prize at Hot Docs, North America's most important documentary...

docLOVE expands to KZN

Centre for Civil Society in collaboration with docLOVE presents a Documentary Screening: JOZI GOLDA Human Catastrophe, A Toxic City, An Unlikely ActivistThe story about the gold mining industry in Johannesburg and the radioactive waste left behind. The mines of Johannesburg have produced...

DocLOVE August: Buddha in Africa

PLEASE JOIN US FOR A SCREENING OF BUDDHA IN AFRICA Enock Alu, a Malawian teenager growing up in a Chinese Buddhist orphanage, feels torn between his African roots and Chinese upbringing. Once the star performer with dreams of becoming a martial arts...

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  ...