Encounters South African International Documentary Festival is Africa’s premier documentary event, celebrating its 15th edition in 2013.

With screenings in both CapeTown and Johannesburg, Encounters has become the focal point for documentaries in South Africa, showcasing more than 50 films, including some 30 continental premières of international films and first views of the most recent South African production, both short and feature long.
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/