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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,...

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...

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...

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...

5 MINUTES WITH … Joëlle Chesselet

My name is Joëlle Chesselet and I am currently dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s on “Pluck – a film not just about the chicken” which Lloyd Ross directed & filmed and I researched & produced. It’s premiering in Cape Town (1st June at...

Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress

Registration is open for the second edition of the Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers Congress (NEWF) which will take place at the Durban Botanic Gardens from July 16 – 18, 2018. “The Nature, Environment and Wildlife Filmmakers Congress is designed for passionate filmmakers around the world to...

Durban FilmMart announces official project selection

A total of sixteen fiction feature film and documentary projects from Africa have been selected to pitch at this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM), which takes place from 20 to 23 July 2018 during the 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which runs from 19 to 29 July. A joint...

Doc Tour Training and Knowledge Share at Encounters

Doc Tour 2018 is a one-day event in collaboration with Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. It is aimed at young professionals and seasoned filmmakers. In the morning is a training workshop and, in the afternoon, a general forum will address crucial issues in the...

Sheffield Doc/Fest Pre-Market Workshop

Nineteen filmmakers have been approved to represent the Documentary Filmmakers' Association at the Sheffield Doc/Fest in June in the UK with the financial assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry's SASS scheme. The opportunity to apply to these missions is only available to paid-up...

NFVF Calls for Documentary Slate Proposals

BACKGROUND The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for proposals for a Documentary Slate to the value of R4.5m over a period of 3 years. The slate is targeted at Tier 2 Production Companies with an aim of cultivating sustainability and viability. Tier 2 Production...

Wrapping the Business Model Canvas for 2016

South Africa took a bold step forward in its training community in 2016. For the second year in a row at the Durban FilmMart Tina-Louise Smith and Orla Garriques ran the Business Model Programme. This Programme is a series of dynamic, interactive workshops, running over...