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ENCOUNTERS

South African international documentary film festival.

About

South Africa's only film festival devoted exclusively to documentaries. Besides the main screenings and the competition, the festival program also embraces a number of workshops, debates and large professional section with The Documentary Co-Production Forum (DCF). DCF is a joint initiative between Encounters Documentary Festival and Sithengi Film and Television Market to provide Southern African documentary filmmakers the opportunity find local and international broadcast and co-production partners.

Awards

An Audience Award which is awarded to Best South African Film & Best International  Film at the end of the Festival.

Rules

  • Fill out entry form,
  • Pay entry fees,
  • All submissions to include the following: approx. 200 word synopsis, minimum 2 stills from the film as a JPEG (300 dpi), complete filmography/biography of the director

Screening Media Type: Blu-Ray Disc, DVD or DCP

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Documents

Place

South Africa
Cape Town

Official website

encounters.co.za

Contacts

Postal Address:
PO BOX 2228
Cape Town
8000
South Africa

Telephone: + 27 21 465 4686
Fax: + 27 21 461 6964
Email:
distribution@encounters.co.za

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    March 01, 2018
  • Event dates
    31 May — 10 June 2018
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