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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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Sheffield Doc/Fest MeetMarket and Arts Talent Market 2021

The MeetMarket is one of the world’s largest documentary and factual markets and pitching forums. Selected projects will have the opportunity to meet with international industry representatives among 300+ international funders, broadcasters, distributors, festival programmers and exhibitors. The MeetMarket is open to all documentary makers, local...

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Durban FilmMart Institute – 2021 Call Out

The Durban FilmMart Institute has opened the call for project submissions for the 2021 Durban FilmMart (DFM). “Our vision is to stimulate the growth of the African film industry through the development of film projects, and to network African filmmakers within the continent, and the rest...

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5 Minutes with… Slindile Maphumulo

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My Name is Slindile Maphumulo, I'm a 22 year old creative artist from eNdwedwe, but currently staying in KwaMashu for art purposes. A writer, producer, performing artist and aspirant director. What are you currently...

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An End of Year Message from our Co-chairs

The word used most euphemistically in 2020 is probably “challenges” - we all know what this really means. The DFA board of 2020 never imagined the host of new burning issues the year would bring for documentary filmmakers. A big thanks to all our Board...

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5 Minutes with … Elelwani Netshifhire

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? Elelwani Netshifhire, an all-round filmmaker, passionate about telling stories of my people. I write, direct; am armed with technical skillsets, I do it all as the field demands of us.  What are you currently...

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SAFTAs now open for submissions for 2021

The South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) have officially opened submissions for the 2021 edition of the country’s film and television industry celebration. After a challenging 2020, coloured by Covid-19 and a national lockdown, the film industry is ready to take on 2021 with...

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