Backsberg Encounters Audience Awards Announced

Encounters reveals the winners of the Backsberg Encounters Audience Awards at the 2019 South African International Documentary Festival. It has been announced today that the local documentary STROOP: JOURNEY INTO THE RHINO HORN WAR has been […]

Winners of the EYE Awards

1st: Waves This film stood out to us as a group, and we selected it as a winner because we were all so inspired by how impactful it was, in such a short amount of time […]

UCT ScreenCubator / Encounters Impact Springboard seed funding

We’d like to congratulate the productions Dulcie September (Enver Samual, Liezel Vermeulen) and A Killing in the Winelands (Daneel Knoetze) on both winning UCT ScreenCubator/Encounters Impact Springboard seed funding grant packages. Over the coming months, as […]

Encounters Documentary Festival ending on Sunday 16 June

Thank you to everyone who has attended the Encounters Documentary Festival – they have had packed cinemas, sold out screenings, Q&As with the Directors, workshops, industry events and it’s not over yet!   Encounters have added […]

Johannesburg Industry Events at the Goethe-Institut

119 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg SATURDAY, 8th JUNE 2019 10am – 12pm – Impact Workshop – Where Art Meets Activism  Presented by Anita Khanna & Sylvia Vollenhoven. This workshop will unpack the blueprint for an Impact Strategy using examples of […]

First local and African films confirmed for Encounters 2019

Following the announcement of the first international titles for this year’s 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, the first South African and African films are as compelling as their global counterparts. From the vivid specifics of underground Cape […]

Encounters announces Opening Night Film and more of the hottest 2019’s acclaimed documentaries

The 21st Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has announced the opening night film as well as a host of the most talked about non-fiction films from the past year. Fresh from the world’s leading festivals, Encounters has secured the […]

First confirmed titles are the cream of the global crop

This year’s Encounters South African International Documentary Festival  is excited to announce the first international documentaries that have been confirmed. The line-up has been chosen from the past year’s most riveting documentary cinema selected from the […]