Films about Politics, Power, Perseverance and Poetry at Encounters

Politics and climate activism, sports for people living with disabilities, art and poetry, municipal degradation, manufacturing, and truth and reconciliation – this sounds like a mixed bag of potential portfolios from the new National Assembly. Not. These are themes from some of the top-end films from South Africa, Africa, and beyond being screened at this… Continue reading Films about Politics, Power, Perseverance and Poetry at Encounters

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Headline Speakers and Masterclasses for DFM 2024

The 15th Durban FilmMart (DFM), set to take place from 19 – 22 July 2024 in Durban, promises to be an enriching event for film professionals seeking inspiration, professional development, and networking opportunities. Renowned leaders in the film industry will share their expertise and provide invaluable insights to delegates. Standout elements of the DFM 2024… Continue reading Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Headline Speakers and Masterclasses for DFM 2024

Memory, Archive and Belonging Feature in Encounters Palestinian Focus

Three very different documentaries by Palestinians that are deeply intertwined with themes of memory, archive, and belonging, offer a profound exploration of identity and historical consciousness in this year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival which takes place in Cape Town and Johannesburg from 20 to 30 June 2024. These films delve into the collective and personal memories of… Continue reading Memory, Archive and Belonging Feature in Encounters Palestinian Focus

The 2025 National Playwright Competition Opens a Call for Entry

New stories and voices for the South African stage are essential if theatre is to reflect the hearts and minds of the country’s people. Founded in 2018, and managed by the National Arts Festival, the National Playwright Competition, in partnership with HEINEKEN Beverages, is playing a critical role in helping South African script writers from… Continue reading The 2025 National Playwright Competition Opens a Call for Entry

Discover the Future of African Animation at Durban FilmMart 2024

Durban FilmMart Institute Spotlights the Animation Highlights at DFM 2024 The Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI) spotlights the innovative world of animation at Durban FilmMart (DFM) 2024, taking place from 19 – 22 July 2024, under the banner “African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability.” Marking its fourth year of focused inclusion in the Programme, the… Continue reading Discover the Future of African Animation at Durban FilmMart 2024