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Portraits, human stories and activists will all be part of the new look Encounters
From the International arms deal to the late great American poet /writer Maya Angelou, this year’s Encounters International Film Festival promises to bring local audiences the very best in documentary cinema.
Call for African entries to the 9th Talents Durban @DIFF 2016

DIFF, Durban, Talents Durban, Durban International Film Festival, Berlinale Talents, KZN Department of Economic Development and Tourism, German Embassy in South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, Goethe-Institut South Africa, Gauteng Film Commission.

The 20 selected participants from across Africa will be given a chance to forge relationships in an intensive five day programme of one-on-one project consultation and industry networking activities with renowned mentors and professionals.
Call for entries - shnit International Shortfilmfestival
Don't miss your chance to take part in one of the biggest short film competitions in the world! Total International Competition prize money of US$ 100,000 is on offer.
Why Has the Tribeca Film Festival Become Such an Important Platform for Docs?
Filmmaker Toolkit decided to ask why has Tribeca grown into a premiere launching pad for so many of the best documentaries being made today.
Egg and Arcade both feature at Creative Circle Ad of the Year
• Get Me To 21 named Digital Ad of the Year. Directed by Dani Hynes • One Rand Family runner-up in Integrated. Directed by Rob Smith • Explore The Night third in Integrated. Directed by Jason Fialkov • Three finalists in the Film category for Terence Neale
7 Essential Ways to Prepare for Your Festival Premiere
You did the impossible: you made a film that got into a top-tier festival. Time to celebrate, right? Not so fast.
50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee, 2016
When MovieMaker magazine compile the 50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee list every year, they start by imagining you: an independent moviemaker, probably English-speaking, heading into post on a short or a feature.
19th Annual BASA Awards now open for entry
South Africa’s premier awards event celebrating business and arts partnerships is now open for entry.
Loeries® How To Enter Workshops
The Loeries will be hosting a series of workshops for agencies and brands – whether you’ve entered before or not. They’ll help you navigate the rules, the categories, explain how the judging works, and give you tips and guidelines on preparing your entries.
Blue-chip cinema on the red carpet at 2016 European Film Festival
The Oscar-winning documentary Amy, an intimate portrait of late British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse, is among the gems on offer at the European Film Festival, which heads to Cinema Nouveau screens in four cities from 6 to 15 May 2016.