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Funding in uncertain times

Please diarise: THE DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKERS ASSOCIATION STAKEHOLDERS ENGAGEMENT: Funding in uncertain times – what’s available and how to fund it. THU 27 AUG, 2pm – 4pm Funding a documentary film has never been an easy task, but Covid-19 has made this an even greater challenge. We invite...

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Encounters Industry Events

Encounters Talks offer high quality industry discussions presented in partnership with Documentary Filmmakers Association, Wesgro, Swiss Films, DOK.fest Munich, Electric South, UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of the Western Cape Centre for Humanities Research and FNB. This year’s programme focuses on critical and...

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5 Minutes with… Sihle Hlophe

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I’m a director/writer who has to produce from time to time. I’ve been in the industry for 11 years and I’ve written for popular TV shows such as “Lockdown”, “Scandal” and “Mutual Friends”....

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2nd Wave of DSAC Covid Relief Funding

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa hosted a media briefing to update the nation on the criteria and the application process of the second wave of the COVID-19 Relief Fund on Monday, 17 August 2020. FIRST WAVE COVID-19 RELIEF FUND (STATUS)To date, the...

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5 Minutes with… Omelga Mthiyane

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do?I am a storyteller, I have been making documentary film for the last 15 years. I am attracted to stories where there is potential for healing, where people take difficult journeys that might result...

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NFVF Covid-19 Relief Fund

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. In light of the national state of disaster declared by the Minister...

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Encounters Short Film Line-Up Announced

Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival is speedily adapting to the “new normal” and will shortly complete the construction of the virtual cinema platform using Shift72.  We are aiming to have bookings open on 13th August, one  week before the Festival opens.  You will need to...

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