Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is Africa’s premier documentary event, celebrating its 15th edition in 2013.
Encounters is also a place for… meeting and discussing, through a comprehensive set of master-classes, workshops, seminars and panels. A key spot for the local and continental film industry, Encounters was where the Documentary Filmmakers Association of South AFrica (DFA) was founded in 2007; it now counts some 200 members and has become a driving force for the indie doccie sector.
Historical partners of Encounters FF include the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), the CapeTown Film Commission, the University of Cape Town (UCT), the Goethe Institute and AlJazeera.
More info: http://www.encounters.co.za/