Documentary Filmmakers Association

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Develop the interests of documentary filmmakers

The Documentary Filmmakers' Association (DFA) was established to nurture and develop the interests of documentary filmmakers in South Africa.

The documentary film genre is unique. It stimulates public discourse, reflects on social, political, cultural and current events, explores history, commemorates heritage and unearths the mysteries of the universe and the planet. Documentaries tell stories of ordinary and extraordinary people and communities - they celebrate, question, investigate and reflect. The most accessible genre of filmmaking, it is often marginalised by the broadcast industry and by other sectors / genres within the film and video production industry. The DFA aims to unify documentary filmmakers and gain recognition for the genre.

It remains the only association in South Africa with the sole purpose of assisting, protecting and promoting documentary filmmakers. The DFA is key member of SASFED (The South African Screen Federation).

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FAWA Films Announced

FAWA Films Announced

Fawa is is an opportunity for filmmakers to use the skills that they have to make a stand against the continued violence against women. Congratulations to the following films that have been selected.

These films will screen at ENCOUNTERS from 6 - 16 June 2013.

DFA My Town Short Film Competition Winners

The DFA My Town winners were announced at the Encounters Documentary Festival, during an award ceremony sponsored by the Cape Film Commission.

The award ceremony was followed by a great party at DADDY COOL in Long Street, where everyone got together and celebrated the DFA MY TOWN efforts. 2003 - 2021