Multichoice competition

Welcome to the 14th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival 2012

Call for Entries

The organisers of Encounters are calling for entries from South African and International filmmakers for the Festival. Due to the extraordinary number of entries Encounters has decided to charge a nominal submission fee of USD15. African filmmakers are exempt. Call for Entries.

It is always with excitement and anticipation that we present our programme to the public … and wait with bated breath for your reaction. We continuously strive to surpass our past successes, despite the many constraints we work within.

Our small team of reviewers scoured through 487 entries to compile a programme of 29 international and 22 SA films. We are proud to present the 2012 line up of the last year’s most compelling documentaries; award-winners, festival darlings, SA world premières and fresh student films.

The continuous support of the National Film and Video Foundation has provided a life line to the Festival for the past 7 years. Their mandate to local film festivals is instrumental to audience growth and the continuation of our development programmes.

Through further partnerships and funders, we have succeeded in organising the most interesting and enlightening industry programme: three master classes and presentations, a SAGE editing seminar, and two Can’t Just Fold Your Arms panel discussions.

Son of our soil and South Africa’s first Oscar winner Jon Blair is presenting some of his works as part of a special focus. Blair will host an informative master class based on his extensive experience as a director and producer.

A collaboration with UCT will ensure that this is a not-to-be-missed event.