The 22nd edition of @EncountersDoc goes ONLINE this year from 20-30 August! Watch exciting film premieres, Q&As and participate in industry events for FREE! #EncountersDoc! Encounters cements its place as Africa’s leading documentary festival as it celebrates its 22nd year by making most of the films free-of-charge to view on virtual platforms, but will also screen at selected cinema venues in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 -30 August.
Are you ready to take the next step in your development and journey as a filmmaker engaging with other filmmakers worldwide? In an effort to provide continued support to emerging filmmakers, UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) through Stepping Stone’s incubator initiative - ScreenCubator is offering internet-data support to 10 selected incubatees and Stepping Stone alumni to attend and participate in the 2020 Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival. Selected candidates will be provided with sufficient internet data to, attend at least 3 festival film screenings online, attend and participate in at least 2 panel discussions/industry sessions online, access information and opportunities to engage with local and international filmmakers, and more.
UCT TV will be hosting a BBC Africa Workshop session on Solutions Journalism on Wednesday the 26th of February between 12h00 to 14h00. The workshop will feature 2019 BBC Komla Dumor Award recipient, Ugandan journalist Solomon Serwanjja. BBC World Service Group Head of Editorial Partnerships and Special Projects, Emily Kasriel, will be facilitating the Solutions Journalism part of the session. Former BBC Africa Bureau Head Milton Nkosi will chair the session.
UCT Television Studio will be hosting a special masterclass: The Pitch SA! The masterclass will be on the 26th of February 2020 between 13h00 and 14h00 in Beattie Building Lecture Theatre 115, UCT Upper Campus. Luke Walton, a UK-based film producer as well as Mark Blaney and Jackie Sheppard, SA producers - Footprint Films, are invited as guest speakers to talk about this great competition! The Pitch SA is a unique opportunity for one winner to make a short film with professional production support worth in excess of R300 000.