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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...

5 minutes with … Mumtaaz Mahomed Peerbhay

• Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am a Muslim, businesswoman, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, soon to be wife and very passionate documentary filmmaker. Academically qualified with a triple major in Film, Drama and English Literature, from...

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...

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...

Documentary Project: Life and Legacy of Harry Themba Gwala

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), would like to invite TIER 1 and 2 filmmakers ONLY, to submit proposals reflecting on the life and legacy of Harry Gwala.  Background: From 1960, Gwala was involved in the ANC underground. In 1964, he was imprisoned on Robben Island for sabotage and recruiting for Umkhonto we...

NFVF Call for Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel Members

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, is seeking individuals to serve on the Marketing and Distribution Advisory Panel in accordance with the NFVF Act, 73 of 1997. The Advisory Panel members will fulfil the statutory role of...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Call for SAFTAs Jury

The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) extends a call to the South African Film and Television industry to nominate or submit individuals who will form part of the SAFTAs Jury. The SAFTAs Jury will be tasked with the enormous responsibility of maintaining the...

2021 World Press Photo Contests

The 2021 Digital Storytelling Contest marks the 11th edition of the contest, first introduced in 2011 by the World Press Photo Foundation as the ‘Multimedia Contest’. The Digital Storytelling Contest celebrates the diversity of formats made possible by digital platforms and the constant developments in...

DFA Plans Masterclass Series for 2021

The DFA board is hard at work planning workshops for 2021. We’d like to hear what your needs are. Please complete the survey to let us know what workshops you think we should offer next year. Click here to complete the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/S8HN7HT ...

Winners of the DFA docLOVE Citizen Journalist Awards

The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) is pleased to announce the winners of the DFA docLOVE Citizen Journalist Awards. A big shout out to all the winners who each receive a R1000 cash prize and a year’s free membership to the DFA valued at R350. The...

Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme for AV Sector

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for the Presidential Employment Stimulus focused on the Audio-Visual Industry, is open. The closing date for submissions is 30 November 2020, 17h00.  #TogetherForTheArts The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen the...

Call for Documentary Project: Life and Times of Solomon Thekiso Plaatjie

The National Film and Video Foundation, an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, invites all eligible and reputable TIER 1 and 2 filmmakers ONLY (refer to the definition in our funding policy) to submit proposals reflecting on the life and legacy of Solomon Thekiso Plaatjie. In pursuance...

NEWF Short Films on DStv

A captivating array of impactful and punchy short films focussed around conservation, will be exclusively screened by People’sWeather (DStv Channel-180) in the festival component of the 2020 Nature, Environment & Wildlife Filmmakers (NEWF) Congress which takes place from 25 to 30 October. The Congress, now in...

NFVF invite proposals for COVID19 docs

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for a collection of medium length documentary films on the impact of COVID-19 in South Africa, is open. The outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic has seen South Africa face unprecedented challenges....

DFA docLOVE Covid-19 Citizen Journalist Awards

The Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA) is calling on all filmmakers, Citizen Journalists, media activists and artivists who have created documentary content in South Africa relating to the Covid-19 Pandemic, to submit films for consideration for promotion on our docLOVE and other social media platforms. In view...

Canada-SA Co-Development Incentive for TV Projects 2020

The Canada-South Africa Co-Development Incentive is a collaboration between the Canada Media Fund and the National Film and Video Foundation to fund the co-development of eligible television projects between producers from Canada and South Africa. The Parties have partnered on this Incentive for a period...

KZNFC COVID Content Fund

The vision of the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) is to position KwaZulu-Natal as a globally competitive, diverse and sustainable industry and choice film destination. The Film Fund is designed to stimulate the economy in the film and TV Industry, and supporting industries. With the KZN...