First Aid for docs that aim to travel
A 10th Anniversary initiative of the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA)
Doc Tour 2018 is a one-day event in collaboration with Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. It is aimed at young professionals and seasoned filmmakers. In the morning is a training workshop and, in the afternoon, a general forum will address crucial issues in the industry.
Submit Your Ideas for Treatment
We are inviting less experienced filmmakers to submit their ideas for Doc Tour 2018. A maximum of 10 filmmakers, in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, will be selected for this training workshop.
The very first Encounters took place in 1999, screened 24 films and sold just over 2,000 tickets. Two decades on and it has firmly established itself as the premier non-fiction film festival on the continent, featuring compelling documentaries with strong narrative structures that are highly cinematic; films with thoughtful, character-driven storytelling that add a necessary dimension to our understanding of the news and the fake news, the hot button issues, other people’s lives and, above all, ourselves and our place in the world.
The focus that has emerged from this year’s selection process is the Power of Womanhood, reflected by the fact that over half of the 40 films selected have female directors and many focus on women who have made an indelible mark on history from Thuli Madonsela to Vivienne Westwood.
The Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS) alumna, Roxanne Dalton, is working on a very cool virtual reality conceptual short film as part of a longer documentary project. The video pitch for her short conceptual film, Last Night a Haircut Saved My Life is amongst the 30 chosen pitches to compete in the final round of the Digital Lab Africa (DLA) online pitch competition out of more than 730 entries from more than 30 Sub-saharan African countries! The pitch went live a few days ago on the DLA website and she is hoping that people will vote for her video pitch.
To vote for Roxanne Dalton's pitch click on this link: https://vote.digilabafrica.com/
For more information about Digital Lab Africa Pitch Competition click on this link: https://vote.digilabafrica.com/
UCT Television Studio / Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) / Stepping Stone are presenting a multi-camera training course during the June / July university holidays. Only a limited number of applicants can be accepted. The course is free of charge to deserving applicants. Participants will learn and practice basic skills in studio camerawork, vision mixing, directing, sound recording and floor management. In addition to the above skills, participants will gain experience in working as part of a multi-camera studio crew and recording a live talk show with presenter and guests. The course runs from the 18th of June 2018 till the 6th July 2018.