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New release from Kevin Harris

Sunday 25th November – SABC 2 – 09.00 am 2 x 48 minute documentary series to be broadcast by SABC TV 2: Part 1 – “The Call” – Sunday 25th November, 09.00 am [Sunday morning “Issues of Faith” strand]; Part 2 “Deliverance” – Sunday 2nd December, 09.00 am [Sunday morning...

Virtual reality educational films about HIV testing

Ahead of World AIDS Day, which takes place on 1 December, UNAIDS is releasing a series of virtual reality (VR) films focused on HIV testing. Using the latest technology, the films help to demystify HIV testing. With goggles that viewers can wear for a full VR experience, the...

docLOVE reboot

DFA docLOVE invites you to a free screening of NOT IN MY NEIGHBOURHOOD by Kurt Orderson 25 October, 2018: Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray 6 November 2018: in partnership with Development Afrika Stratagem at Guga S’thebe Centre, Langa. 6 November 2018: The Bertha Movie House, Isisvivana Centre,...

SABC commemorates Ahmed Timol with two documentaries

SABC3 will be commemorating the 47th anniversary of Ahmed Timol by screening two documentaries in memory of the anti-apartheid activist in the month of October. Ahmed Timol, 29 year school teacher from Roodepoort and member of the then banned South African Communist Party accompanied by Saleem Essop, medical student, were...

GENERATION AFRICA

GENERATION AFRICA is a documentary film project to produce a new narrative on migration through stories made by African filmmakers. Whether on the move or at home the spotlight is on this generation of young Africans and how they see their future. The call. If You...

New four-part Oscar Pistorius documentary

Amazon has picked up “Pistorius,” a four-part documentary about the South African runner who killed his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Originally made as a feature-length documentary, Amazon will roll it out exclusively around the world on Prime Video as a series. The project was made...

#FeesMustFall, Madonsela take centre stage at film festival

Powerful films telling powerful stories, such as about the #FeesMustFall movement and South Africa’s first female public protector, Thuli Madonsela, are among 20 thought-provoking documentaries that have been announced for the 4th Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. This year will see 20 documentary films...

Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund Call

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) are inviting emerging black filmmakers to submit proposals for consideration under the Emerging Black Filmmakers Transformation Fund (EBFTF). Launched in 2014, the EBFTF provides financial, marketing and other related support to emerging...

NOTICE of DFA Annual General Meeting

In line with the DFA Constitution you are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting will take place on 30 August 2018 @10:00-12:00  Venues will be linked via SKYPE: Johannesburg: Media 24 Offices, 69 Kingsway road, Media Park, Auckland Park Cape Town: PLEXUS offices . 6 Vine street (corner of Camp & Vine), Gardens Durban: should your office be available, please let...

Sunshine Cinema needs films about gender rights

Are you a filmmaker passionate about gender rights in Southern Africa? We are looking for your short, feature or documentaries focusing on this theme for our upcoming screening tour from Cape Town to Kitwe .Send your synopsis and trailer link to sydelle@sunshinecinema.org no later than September 3rd 2018....

Call for Films : Fespaco 2019

Professionals of the film and audio-visual industry are kindly informed that registration for the selection of films as part of the 26th Edition of Fespaco, due from 23rd February to 02nd March 2019, is open. The Official competition section for films by African and Diaspora directors. It...

Canada/SA co-dev incentive open

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture of the Republic of South Africa, have launched a dedicated incentive for the co-development of television projects between Canadian producers and South African producers. To qualify, projects must involve producers...

Outward Film Investment Mission to LA

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Film Investment Mission that will take place in Los Angeles, United States, from 31 October to 7 November 2018. The Film mission aims to promote South African audio-visual...

Jozi Film Festival 2018 highlights and opening film

The 7th annual Jozi Film Festival (JFF) will take place from 27 to 30 September 2018 at The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Maboneng and for the first time, at The Olive Tree Theatre in Marlboro. JFF is Johannesburg’s longest-running independent multi-genre film festival, screening both...

Paying tribute to the heroic 1956 marchers

The Albertina Sisulu Centenary seeks to collate accounts of the participants. THE 9 August 1956 marks a watershed moment in South Africa’s struggle for freedom and women’s rights when women of all races marched to the Union Buildings against laws compelling black African women to carry...

Local rhino poaching documentary wins international award

Local rhino documentary, Stroop - Journey into the Rhino Horn War has been awarded the 2018 Green Tenacity Award by the judges of the eighth annual San Francisco Green Film Festival. This comes ahead of the film's world premiere at the festival which runs from Thursday, 6...

CTIFMF: Works in Progress

The Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) will take place from 9 to 19 October 2018. While the festival promises to be a feast of film screenings designed to celebrate the best in regional and international cinema, the Market programme, taking place from...

DIFF Doc winners now qualify for Oscar consideration

Winners of the Best International Documentary and Best SA Documentary awards at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will now automatically qualify for Oscar consideration. The festival has been notified by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences of this inclusion, which effectively means that the...

IDFA DocLab Academy 2018

DocLab Academy is an international program for new talent in the field of documentary storytelling and interactive media. This five-day program takes place from November 16 to 20 at De Brakke Grond and is part of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA). Digital technology has become increasingly...

Sundance Documentary Fund

The Sundance Documentary Film Program supports non-fiction filmmakers worldwide in the production of cinematic documentaries on contemporary themes. Established in 2002 with founding support from Open Society Foundations, the Program is a vibrant global resource for independent non-fiction storytelling. Recent projects include Joshua Oppenheimer's The Look...