The Documentary Filmmakers' Association is pleased to announce that the DocLOVE inititiave will reignite in Johannesburg and continues in Durban and Cape Town. Our screenings will be followed by a discussion and the opportunity to meet other filmmakers and attendance at all screenings is free.
The organisers of Encounters are calling for feature, mid-length and short documentary film entries for the 2020 edition of the Festival.
Liyana, the groundbreaking animation-documentary mashup, is now streaming first on Showmax in Africa. In the multi-award-winning film, legendary South African storyteller Gcina Mhlope guides five orphans in The Kingdom of eSwatini through the process of creating a story.
The award-winning documentary, Buddha in Africa, directed by KwaZulu-Natal filmmaker Nicole Schafer, which scooped the Best SA Documentary at the Durban International Film Festival in July, and won an Audience Choice Award at Encounters in June this year, is coming to Cape Town in August.
Whispering Truth To Power, Shameela Seedat's documentary about Thuli Madonsela's last year as South Africa's public protector, is now streaming first on Showmax.
Benoni's filmmaker and environmental awareness documentarian Yakima Waner will release her lasted feature film, The Harvest on International Soil Day, December 5 at the Bioscope in Johannesburg. The feature film celebrates the children and women of Plastic City informal settlement in Brakpan.
First time feature film maker, Nicole Schafer, whose film, "Buddha in Africa" won an award at the Durban International Film Festival, will automatically qualify for consideration for an Oscar nomination by the Academy of Motion Picture, Arts and Sciences.
SA film, Stroop - journey into the rhino horn war, has won the prestigious Genesis Award in the 'Outstanding Brigitte Bardot International Documentary Feature Film' category. The Genesis Awards recognise excellent work in media with a special focus on outstanding reporting of animal protection issues.
The power of documentary film is the ability to connect with hearts and minds.
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