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: www.docfilmsa.com Membership applications can be made through the website here.

18 March 2010

A reminder about the DFA partnering with prestigious AFRICADOC - South Africa - Documentary Scriptwriting Residency

DFA is a supporter of the first South African Documentary Scriptwriting Residency in Johannesburg from the 12th till the 24th of April 2010.

AFRICADOC itself is however not a new venture in French Speaking Africa, and has a proud history of success. This is its first venture into an English Speaking Territory and DFA is thrilled to be associated with the program.

Founded in 2002 by French film producer and director Mr. Jean-Marie BARBE who, more than 20 years ago, created the festival “Les Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas” in France, AFRICADOC is a programme for the development of African documentary cinema, led by a French association, Ardeche Images, together with local partners wherever Africadoc is already implemented.

The aim of Africadoc is to develop, together with all African countries, a training network to meet the needs of a new generation of documentary filmmakers, and to set up a network of professionals working in the documentary world.

CLOSING DATE: Applications including the filled in form and the required documents (see list on form) must be sent by email and before 06th of April 2010 – midnight.

To read more click here.

17 March 2010

INTERMISSION Reboot - Meadowlands 1852 Premiere

INTERMISSION

MEADOWLANDS 1852

A documentary film by Lizo Sonkwala

Featuring live performances by :

Third Wave & The Federation performing alongside Dj Zakes & Dj KGB

RSVP : Please send Full name and # of Guests to Correction - truli@onlocproductions.co.za - Correction or spam@onlocproductions.co.za

SATURDAY, 20TH MARCH 2010
6:30PM FOR 7:00 PM
at PRIVATE PRACTICE
195 JEPPE STREET (ENTRANCE ON BREE… click here to view map)
FREE ENTRY

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It’s been an abnormally long INTERMISSION

I accidentally fed all my digital data some fried chicken after midnight! and been fighting gremlins ever since.

Not quite the hot buttered pop corn start to 2010 I imagined, but INTERMISSION is over, Long live INTERMISSION!

COMING SOON

New updated site and newsletter.
An exciting arts and cultural line-up.
STAD / CITY : TO LET / FOR SALE
-the rebirth of the prospector-
&
EYESAW Locations :
An extensive portfolio of locations and property to let or for sale within the inner city.

For more info.

Download the VENUE_INFO.pdf here & PHOTOFILMLocation.pdf here

Thank you for your patience.

Turned on, Tuned in and switched on forever.

alastair@intermission.co.za
www.intermission.co.za

ZenHQ Films Screening Invite - DARFUR

Please click here to see ZenHQ Films invite to the South African premiere screening of DARFUR at the Cape Winelands Film Festival this Thurs March 18. On the heels of several international film festivals, including the US and Canada, DARFUR has been described as, “A powerful film that stays with you.”

Hope to see you there.

http://www.zen-hq.com

16 March 2010

Festival dei popoli Newsletter - 51st Festival dei Popoli - CALL FOR ENTRY!

Dear Friends,

We are glad to announce that the 51st Festival dei Popoli – International Documentary Film Festival - will take place from the 13rd to 20th of November 2010 in Florence (Italy).

FILM REGISTRATIONS FOR THE OFFICIAL SELECTION ARE OPEN!

You can administer your film registrations through the Festival dei Popoli's FDP USER ACCOUNT system following instructions that you will find on the link http://www.festivaldeipopoli.org/en/festival/iscrizione_film/2010.

Submission of films for pre-selection is free. Our new regulations is available on www.festivaldeipopoli.org.
The submission procedure of one or more films may be run through the online registration on our website (www.festivaldeipopoli.org).

The deadlines dor entries are:
June 15th 2010 for films produced before April 30th 2010;
August 2nd 2010 for films either produced after April 30th 2010 or still in production.

The Festival includes the following sections: Official Selection, tributes/retrospectives, seminars, panel discussions, special events.

THE OFFICIAL SELECTION

DOCUMENTARIES OF ALL NATIONALITIES WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION ONLY IF COMPLETED AFTER OCTOBER 1st 2009. THEY MUST BE WORLD, INTERNATIONAL, EUROPEAN OR ITALIAN PREMIERE.

The selected films could be included in the following sections:

LONG FEATURE DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Film length must be equal or superior than 40 minutes.
An international Jury composed of leading figures in Cinema or Culture will assign the following awards:
- Best Documentary: € 10,000.00 (equally divided between the director and the production).
- Best Directing: € 5,000.00.
- Best Anthropological Film: “Gian Paolo Paoli” plate.
Special Mentions may also be granted.


SHORT DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION
Film length must be shorter than 40 minutes.
The International Jury will assign the following awards:
- Best Short Documentary: € 2.500 (to be equally divided between the director and the production).
Special Mentions may also be granted.

FREE STYLE
This section is devoted to the investigation of the language of documentaries in its broadest sense (video-art, installations, fictions documentary style).

Best regards,

FESTIVAL DEI POPOLI
Istituto Italiano per il Film di Documentazione Sociale ONLUS
Borgo Pinti, 82/R
50121 - Florence - Italy
Tel. +39 055 244 778
Fax +39 055 241 364
www.festivaldeipopoli.org

15 March 2010

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED 3rd TALENT CAMPUS DURBAN 23 - 27 July 2010 at the 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010)

3rd TALENT CAMPUS DURBAN 23 - 27 July 2010
at the 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010)

APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

The 31st Durban International Film Festival (22 July - 1 August 2010) would like to announce the extension of the deadline for applications for the 3rd edition of Talent Campus Durban to Wednesday 17th of March, 24h00 GMT.

Please note that this deadline is for submission of Part 1 of the application, namely the completed application form. Part two of the application, the creative project sample, needs to reach us no later than Wednesday 24th March 12:00 GMT.

Talent Campus is an intensive 5-day programme of workshops and seminars delivered by film professionals to enhance both theoretical and practical approaches to filmmaking. The 3rd Talent Campus Durban theme Focusing on Africa: Unleashing Talent in 2010 will focus activities towards the development and strengthening of partnerships between African filmmakers.

Talent Campus Durban invites filmmakers from South Africa and the rest of the continent to apply to participate in these workshops and seminars, which take place in Durban, South Africa, over five days. In addition to specific activities offered by the Campus, the selected talents will have the opportunity to attend films and events at the 31st Durban International Film Festival.

Deadline for application: Wednesday 17 March 2010, midnight (Part 1), Wednesday 24 March 2010, 12 noon (Part 2)

Application forms can be accessed at: http://www.cca.ukzn.ac.za/talentdiff2010.htm

For further details:
Phone: +27 (0)31 260 2506/1367
Fax: +27 (0)31 260 3074
Email: talent@ukzn.ac.za or talent.durban@gmail.com

Talent Campus Durban is produced as a cooperation between the Durban International Film Festival and the Berlinale Talent Campus, and Berlin International Film Festival and is supported by the German Embassy in South Africa, the Goethe- Institut South Africa and the Department of Economic Development - KwaZulu-Natal.

The Durban International Film Festival is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) with principle funding and support from the National Film & Video Foundation, HIVOS and the City of Durban.