The University of Cape Town’s Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS) will be hosting four sessions on documentary impact producing at African Film For Impact Festival(AFFIF) this year on the Zoom platform. The sessions will be offered on the first two mornings of the festival, 4 and 5 November.
The AFIFF webinars form the culmination of UCT’s ‘Impact Series’, offered at virtual film festivals and markets this year. The first, at Encounters South African International Film Festival highlighted the alternative distribution strategies devised by the For Sama team. The second comprised three panel discussions at the Durban Filmmart.
Encounters, UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies and ScreenCubator present : IN CONVERSATION: DISTRIBUTION NOW “Creative flexibility in pandemic times” with the Marketing, Distribution and Impact Producers behind the Oscar nominated film FOR SAMA.Since lockdown distributors and impact producers around the world have had to re-imagine access to audiences. On the commercial distribution side challenges include compensating for loss of income due to cinema closure, navigating prestigious awards entries with no cinematic release and deciding which online platforms to stream the film on.
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.