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.

14 January 2010

Call for entries forwarded form Encounters to the DFA

12th Thessaloniki Doc Market - Call for Entries

The 12th Thessaloniki International Documentary Festival-Images of the 21st Century will take place from March 12 - 21, 2010. One of the festival’s main features, in cooperation with the Greek National Television (ERT S.A.), and with the support of Media Program of the European Union, is the Thessaloniki International Doc Market, which is to be held from March 15th to 20th, 2010 in Thessaloniki, Greece.

The Doc Market includes a wide variety of recent produced documentaries, which represent all the new tendencies in this domain, and offers professionals involved in the programming and acquisitions sectors of the television and cinema industry an invaluable opportunity for trade related activities in this part of the world. The six days scheduled will be devoted to intensive screenings, participation in the festival activities and facilitation of meetings and negotiations.

30 private screenings booths will be operating for the use of participant buyers and other visitors wishing to preview documentaries. This year we are planning a major change since the Doc Market will be digitalized. Participants will be able to choose programs easily without the use of a DVD or VHS through the fast streaming secured close circuit server. Participants will have access to all festival related activities and public screenings. The Doc Market issues its own catalogue.

The Thessaloniki International Doc Market gives you the opportunity to present documentaries produced within the last 2 years (not previously submitted) with a nominal participation fee of 70 Euros (for up to 6 entries).

If you are interested in participating please fill in the attached Registration Form reply form here intended for the Market catalogue and return it to us before January 22nd (attention: Yianna Sarri, Thessaloniki International DocMarket, 9, Alexandras Avenue, 114 73 Athens, Greece, tel: 30 210 8706010, fax: 30 210 6448143, If you want to attend the Market, we will be glad to offer you Guest Accreditation.

Looking forward to your prompt reply,

Yours Sincerely,

Yianna Sarri,
Head of Doc Market

PLEASE NOTE:Thesalonki have agreed to waiver the participation fee for films entered by Encounters. If interessted than please send me 2 x DVD screeners and the completed form before 20th January to address below:

Nazeer Ahmed
Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
Physical Address:
1st Floor, 27 Caledon Street
Cape Town
8000 South Africa
Tel. No: +27 21 465 4686
Fax. No: +27 21 461 6964

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