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5 Minutes with Sandz Tshefu

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Sandiswa Tshefu, I am a video editor and film trainer. I have worked on both international and local feature films, documentaries and television shows since 2013. What are you currently up to?...

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Cape Town beaches open for permitting

Cape Town’s pristine beaches and stunning parks will again feature in films and commercials currently being shot in the Mother City. This after the City’s Film Office was given the go ahead to issue permits for filming along the coastline under stringent conditions, including that...

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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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5 Minutes with Nikki Comninos

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am an editor and sometimes director, I have worked across many genres but documentary is my firm fave. I also have one toe in academica and completed my Ph.D. focusing on home video,...

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TRIBUO: New support fund for the arts

The performing arts have been hit hard by the Covid pandemic. The local industry has ground to a halt with the ban on public gatherings, the closing of theatres and entertainment centres and the cancellation of various arts festivals. The arts industry in South Africa...

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Virtual 22nd Encounters Doccie Fest

The 22nd Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held online and at selected cinemas in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 to 30 August 2020. This year, the festival will be freely available - for viewing on virtual platforms - to South Africans...

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Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Board

The Durban FilmMart Institute, the independent NPO which will now present the Durban FilmMart, Africa’s premiere film industry market, has announced the appointment of its inaugural board as it prepares for the 2020 online edition from 4 to 13 September. The board comprises five representatives of...

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DFA Membership Subscriptions

Recognizing the financial pressure caused by Covid-19, we are offering a membership fee waiver of at least 3 months. If you have managed to continue working and you would like to make payment now, please do so. However no memberships will be terminated for lack...

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