The DFA was established in 2007 to promote and protect the interests of doc filmmakers in South Africa. To contact the DFA, please use the contact form: here . The DFA website is at: Membership applications can be made through the website here.

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CNN is seeking a strong, experienced Africa-based producer / director / digital video D.O.P. to shoot assignments in Africa. Travel is required and the first stint will be in Senegal. If you are interested, please email the DFA as soon as possible for further details:



The DFA would like to petition the NFVF to send a delegation of local documentary filmmakers to the Toronto Documentary Festival that happens in conjunction with the HotDocs pitching forum and film market.

If you are a DFA member and you have a one-off documentary project that you believe will have international appeal, please contact the DFA as soon as possible:

Please provide the following information:
- The name of your film.
- A 100-200 word synopsis, i.e what your film is about.
- What stage is the project in? Development? Have you shot any material?
- The film's language/s.
-Whether you have any funding (local or foreign) attached to the project or whether it is self-funded.

We would like to move on this as soon as possible, so please respond with haste.

Please visit the HotDocs website to familiarise yourself with the kinds of project that make it to the market:

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Documentary filmmaker Morgan Spurlock of 'Super Size Me' fame has turned his attention to tracking down the arch-villain of the West: Osama Bin Laden. Spurlock's film premiered at Sundance this week.

The following commentary on the hype surrounding "Where In The World Is Osama Bin Laden" appears courtesy of Erik Davis who posted it on the Cinematical blog.

" Out of the initial, pre-Sundance buzzed-about films, I'd have to say Morgan Spurlock's Where in the World is Osama is the one flick everyone is talking about. Spurlock, as you know, is the filmmaker behind the hit documentary Super Size Me, where he documented himself eating McDonalds (and only McDonalds) for 30 days straight. Now Spurlock is back with his second feature-length doc, and it apparently follows the man to the Middle East in search of the elusive Osama Bin Laden. Earlier in the year, 15 minutes of footage was shown to an elite group of buyers at the Berlin Film Fest, and it was all anyone was talking about for a few days. Just recently, the film's DP, Daniel Marricone, went on record saying Spurlock "definitely got the holy grail" with regards to the film, prompting the entire internet community to ask: So, is it possible that Spurlock actually found Osama?

Well, with the film's official Sundance premiere only a few days away, the big secret might have been revealed. Slashfilm received an email from someone in Utah who claims to have seen the film, and they go on to spoil exactly what happens at the very end. Of course, we cannot confirm this information to be accurate, but it definitely seems in line with everything we've heard about the doc thus far. Don't worry, I won't ruin it for you, but I will give away the premise (spoilers ahead): Apparently, Spurlock's girlfriend is pregnant and giving birth in 8 weeks. So, in an attempt to make the world a safer place before his child is born, he decides to head out to the Middle East and track down the world's most well-known terrorist, Osama Bin Laden. Does he find him? Head on over to Slashfilm to find out that answer, or don't and wait for our review from Sundance next week."

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