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.

28 March 2011

My Town 2011


















MY TOWN 2011

Calling all filmmakers and wannabe filmmakers (even don’t wannabe filmmakers, who just love making films!)

THE DFA MY TOWN SHORT FILM COMPETITION IS BACK

Our environment shapes who we are, we shape it. We occupy its space, it occupies us.

THE BRIEF: MY TOWN
3-minute documentary
Interpret the theme MY TOWN any way you like
Use any camera you’d like

DELIVER 3X DVD copies of your film to:
DFA SHORT FILM COMPETITION
6 VINE STREET
GARDENS
CAPE TOWN
8001

DEADLINE: 19 MAY 2011 @ 14:00
Deliver 3 x copies of your film on DVD (DVD’s must be high quality and viewable on home DVD players)

The 8 best films will be chosen by a selection panel appointed by the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA). These 8 films will screen at the Waterfront Nu Metro Cinema as part of the Encounters Documentary Film Festival (as pre-main feature shorts).

The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held in Cape Town and in Johannesburg from the 9th to the 26th of June 2011. One film will be selected as an overall winner by a panel of judges comprising of film as well as arts and broadcast practitioners. The winner will be announced at a function during the Encounters Documentary Festival in Cape Town.

Prizes to be announced will include cash and filmmaking support.
PRIZES
DFA CASH PRIZE
R3000.00 awarded by the DFA

MY TOWN NFVF SPARK AWARD

The winning filmmaker will be awarded a place in the NATIONAL FILM AND VIDEO FOUNDATION SPARK programme.

NFVF SPARK PROGRAM
This is a short course that enables individuals with an interest and strong motivation to become documentary filmmakers to acquire the basic skills, knowledge and understanding to be able to progress their scripts/projects in a professional manner.

Course duration: Total of 8 days – 4 weekends over a period of 4 months
The winner will be enrolled in this course, with tutition, travel and accommodation to and from the workshops will be funded by the foundation.

Films will be produced at your own expense. The films produced remain the property of the filmmakers. The DFA will endeavour to negotiate broadcast and festival screenings with the filmmakers’ permission. Selected filmmakers will benefit from on-screen credits and general media exposure through the project. All filmmakers who enter a film will receive a year’s free membership to the Documentary Filmmakers Association (July 2011 – June 2012).

All films delivered must be accompanied by a signed MY TOWN competition entry form, which can be downloaded from our website at: http://docfilmsa.com

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