Documentary Submissions

REGULATIONS for DOCUMENTARY SUBMISSIONS

The deadline for the 2016 festival is March 27, 2016.

  • No films to be submitted without complete entry forms
  • All DVDs to be clearly labelled
  • All submissions to include the following: approx. 200 word synopsis, minimum 2 stills from the film as a JPEG (300 dpi), complete filmography/biography of the director
  • Screeners and any promotional material submitted will not be returned to the sender
  • No material sent at charge of festival will be accepted
  • All DVD preview screeners to be submitted in PAL or NTSC format
  • In the event of your film being selected, it must be available in Blu-Ray Disc, DVD or DCP in English or with English subtitles
  • The holder of copyright authorises the Festival to make excerpts, of a maximum of three minutes, available to television channels and for use on the Encounters website for the promotion of the film and the festival.

DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

The Encounters Festival presents an Audience Award, which is awarded to Best South African Film and Best International Film at the end of the festival.

Download these regulations

Download these regulations here: 2016-Encounters-Entry-Form-Regulations.docx

FESTIVAL OFFICE

Contact Person
Nazeer Ahmed
Tel: +27 21 465 4686
Fax: + 27 21 461 6964
Email Nazeer
Postal Address
PO Box 2228
Cape Town
8000
South Africa
Physical Address
25 Francis Street
Woodstock
Cape Town 7925
South Africa

SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTARY

Want to submit a film? African or South African documentaries, click here. International documentaries, click here