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5 minutes with… Zwelibanzi Tshabalala

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am Zwelibanzi Tshabalala from Orange Farm Township, I’m a filmmaker and a self-taught portrait photographer.   What are you currently up to? Are there any exciting projects ongoing? I’m working on a documentary Ga Khunwana...

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NEWF Decade Divemaster Storytelling Lab

Do you want to discover the miracle & wonder of Life Below Water? Are you a Woman with a passion for protecting our ocean? Apply now to become a NEWF Decade Divemaster Storytelling Fellow! The 𝐍𝐄𝐖𝐅 𝐃𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐃𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐋𝐀𝐁 is a 3-month fellowship advancing...

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Encounters Rough Cut Lab

In partnership with Refinery Post & VFX, National Film and Video Foundation and South African Guild Of Editors (SAGE), we invite filmmakers to submit their films to the 3rd Encounters Rough Cut Lab, to be held from 29 May - 12 June 2021.RCL aims to...

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5 Minutes with… Octavia Sonyane

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? My name is Octavia Sonyane, I'm 24 years old, I am a social justice activist filmmaker currently working at the William Kentridge Studio as a junior video editor and as a freelance assistant...

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FWD-Doc Toolkit for Inclusion & Accessibility

The #FWDDocToolkit in association with Doc Society and supported by NetflixUK, offers the film industry a comprehensive guide to making documentary film more disabled-inclusive and accessible, both behind the camera and on-screen, and features an exclusive case study from BAFTA- and Oscar-shortlisted feature documentary Crip...

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5 minutes with… Berry Hahn

Tell us about yourself - who are you and what do you do? My name is Bérénice Hahn, but everyone calls me Berry. Originally from Antananarivo, Madagascar, I work in Cape Town at Social Transformation and Empowerment Projects, known as STEPS, a non-profit media company producing...

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COVID-19 DSAC Relief Funding – 3rd Phase

As an intervention to aid the plight of practitioners affected by this pandemic that is taking lives and livelihoods, compromising the dignity of practitioners and preventing them from fully living out their passion within the arts, Minister Nathi Mthethwa has launched the 3rd phase of...

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Encounters is open for entries!

The organisers of Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, Africa’s home of documentaries, are calling for feature, mid-length and short documentary film entries for the 2021 edition of the Festival. Following on the success of the Virtually Everywhere Festival in 2020, Encounters will be returning...

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