Encounters 2018 – Call For Submissions

Submissions are open for the 
20th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival
31 May – 10 June 2018
Cape Town & Johannesburg

The organisers of Encounters are calling for feature, mid-length and short documentary film entries from South African and International filmmakers for the 2018 edition of the Festival.

A nominal submission fee of USD15 is charged for International entries.
African film submissions are exempt.

Audience Award for Best South African film
Audience Award for Best International film
Please note that we will be pleased to consider works in progress / rough cuts if your film will be ready in time for the Festival itself (31 May – 10 June 2018).

The deadline for submissions is 1 March 2018


International submissions: paywall:

By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

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