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Call for entries: Al Jazeera pitching forum at Encounters documentary

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera-Encounters Pitching Forum taking place in Johannesburg on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The deadline is this Friday, 27 May 2016. A maximum of 12 African filmmakers will be selected to pitch to Aloke […]Read More

Backsberg Audience Choice Award for The Shore Break at Encounters

It was announced that Ryley Grunenwald’s The Shore Break, won the prestigious Backsberg Audience Choice Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival for Best South African Film. The award-winning documentary film follows the dilemma faced by a rural community on South Africa’s Wild Coast as to whether to support or resist a proposed titanium mining project and a national tolled highway. […]Read More

Africa’s top documentary festival announces first films

CitizenFour, Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary about whistleblower Edward Snowden, will open the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, running from 4-14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Poitras won the Pulitzer in 2014 for her role in helping Snowden expose the widespread abuses of America’s National Security Adminsitration. Citizenfour is a first-person, fly-on-the-wall account of breaking the […]Read More

Searle Street Post’s Daniel Mitchell up for Editing SAFTA

At The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA), Searle Street Post’s Daniel Mitchell is nominated for Best Achievement in Editing – Documentary Feature for Unearthed. In all, Searle Street Post worked on four nominated projects, which are shortlisted for a combined 23 awards. Unearthed, Jolynn Minnaar’s anti-fracking documentary, won the Audience Award at Encounters South African […]Read More

#whileyouwerehustling – Bryan Little & Conn Bertish exhibition at /A

#whileyouwerehustling opens at /A Word of Art in Woodstock, Cape Town on Thursday, 18 July 2013 from 7-11pm and runs until 31 August 2013. Bryan Little and Conn Bertish’s exhibition explores themes of evolution, gentrification, obsessive quests, misfits and outsiders. The process-orientated body of work seeks to unravel notions of progress, asking where we take our […]Read More

Encounters names Audience Award winners

The Village Under The Forest voted Best South African Film; Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present voted Best International Film The Village Under The Forest has won the Audience Award at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival for Best South African Film, while Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present was voted Best International Film. Dylan Valley’s Incarcerated Knowledge and Tamarin […]Read More

Encounters adds Jozi screening of Incarcerated Knowledge

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has added a Johannesburg screening of Dylan Valley’s Incarcerated Knowledge on Sunday, 16 June 2013 at 2pm at The Bioscope. One of the most popular documentaries at this year’s festival, Incarcerated Knowledge follows Peter John Christians (known today as MC Pote) from the first day of his release from Pollsmoor Prison. With his […]Read More

The Village Under The Forest to screen at Labia on

Following a standing ovation at its sold-out world premiere at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, The Village Under The Forest will screen at The Labia in Cape Town on Monday, 17 June at 4m. The Village Under The Forest explores the hidden remains of the destroyed Palestinian village of Lubya, which lies under a purposefully cultivated forest […]Read More

Hamburger, Hermanus, MacGarry create promos for Encounters Documentary Festival

The 15th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival kicks off tonight and runs from 6-16 June 2013 in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Africa’s premier documentary event will screen the most-talked about documentaries from around the world, including two 2013 Oscar nominees (The Gatekeepers and How To Survive A Plague) and winners from Berlin (Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present; In […]Read More

Call for entries: Encounters with IDFA Bertha Fund

With an ever-increasing demand on the limited funding resources available for filmmakers, it has become crucial to present a persuasive proposal and sound finance plan to potential funders. During Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, six participants will be given the unique opportunity to meet IDFA Bertha Fund manager Isabel Arrate and receive one-on-one counsel and guidance on their proposals. […]Read More