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.

05 July 2010


  • Have you got a great concept for a documentary?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your ideas and your talent?
The National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund and loveLife are looking at developing young talent – 36 young film makers will be chosen to produce nine short documentaries showcasing South Africa Africa – our beautiful country, its diverse people, those with aspirations and those young people who are making their move. The stories will include those from both rural and urban settings and will be filmed across all provinces. Some stories may include the loveLife activities in and around the Y-Centres or what about experiencing a journey on the loveTrain? The ideas are endless... but we need yours.

Send us (before 17 July 2010):

  • A covering letter of motivation as to why you should be picked
  • Synopsis of your concept (1-3 pages)
  • Treatment of what your documentary will look like (2 pages)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Proof of South African identity – entrants must be under the age of 25 years.
Winners will attend a workshop in August where they will receive skills in filmmaking and develop their concepts. This will be followed by the documentary productions during the months September to December 2010.
Send us your concept (as above) and your personal details (name, address, telephone number and ID number) to Born Free Media PO Box 291393 Melville 2109 or email or fax: 011 912 7755.

Film Festivals
  • Come join us during June and July at the 68 NLTDF/loveLife Fan Parks and watch a wide variety of films while waiting for the big games.
  • In September to celebrate heritage month (Heritage Day is on the 24th September) we will be screening for the first time in South Africa a documentary showcasing how loveLife youth and South African youth celebrated the world cup. The documentary will include ordinary yet remarkable stories of the fans, where they watched the games and what soccer means to them. See the pride and unity that sport can achieve and catch glimpses of loveLife sites – you may just get to see yourself on the big screens.
  • And to kick-off 2011 with a big bang the 9 documentaries produced by our budding young film makers will be screened across the 68 Festival sites.
To view article on the loveLife youth site click here.

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