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ICYMI: Links to Encounters webinars

UCT OPEN SESSION: MURDER IN PARIS The UCT / Sunshine Cinema Film Impact Screening Facilitator short course hosts a panel discussion with the Murder in Paris impact team. We’ll dive into the film’s impact goals, change dynamics, and impact strategy design and hear about the impact...

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DFA #docCHAT with NETFLIX

DFA’s docCHAT with Netflix: Online Distribution with the Netflix Africa team unpacked the process, opportunities and considerations of pitching and making factual content for the streamer. DFA Treasurer Izette Mostert hosted the conversation. Netflix is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service with 208 million paid memberships in...

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Zinder Awarded Adiaha Award at Encounters

The Ladima Foundation has awarded the The Adiaha Award 2021 for Best Documentary Film by an African Woman to Zinder, a powerful film by filmmaker by Aicha Macky. The jury also awarded a Special Mention to Faya Dayi by Jessica Beshir.  The award was presented at...

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DFA Sessions at Encounters

DFA docSHARE presents: Get your film out there! An interactive panel discussion about distribution strategy 18 June 2021 at 11:00 - 12:30     REGISTER HERE DFA invites you to the launch of docSHARE - an interactive learning session where the film teams from I. Mary,  The Colonel’s Stray Dogs and...

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‘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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