Festivals

‘Disrupt! The Shape of Stories to Come’

Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart, is embracing the disrupting effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the film industry when the event kicks off virtually in July.  Under the theme, ‘Disrupt! The shape of stories to come’, the 12th edition of the...

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SA & African Films Come To Encounters

From the mysterious assassination of a South African icon, to an animated documentary of one of Sea Point’s legendary figures, as well as activists, miners, circuses and athletes, the 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival once again brings audiences closer to the very best...

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MyFrenchFilmFestival to Showcase 33 Titles

MyFrenchFilmFestival, an online film festival dedicated to French movies launched by the promotion org UniFrance, will showcase 33 titles, including a competitive lineup of 10 feature films and 10 shorts. Set to run Jan. 15 to Feb. 15, the 11th edition of the festival will collaborate...

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Jozi Film Festival announces winners

The 9th annual Jozi Film Festival drew to a close on Sunday, September 20. Joburg’s longest-running multi-genre film festival, has, for the first time in eight years, taken place virtually while, at the same time, running with limited physical screenings at The Bioscope Independent Cinema.The...

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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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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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First Encounters Line-up Announced

The new multi-platform Encounters International South African Documentary Festival is bringing you some of the globe’s greatest award-winning documentaries, available virtually. Long-awaited political documentaries and an eye-opening look into the world of one of the  most mysterious artists are just a few of the exciting releases...

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