Nov 172014

unearthed web

Unearthed, winner of the 2014 Audience Award for Best South African Film


The organisers of Encounters South African International Documentary Festival are calling for entries from South African and international filmmakers for the 17th edition of the festival, which will run from 4-14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

Due to the extraordinary number of entries Encounters has decided to charge a nominal submission fee of USD15. African filmmakers are exempt.

• Audience Award for Best South African Film
• Audience Award for Best International Film

Deadline for submissions:
• 25 March 2015

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. If you need an extension on the submission deadline, please contact Nazeer Ahmed on


Want to submit a film? African or South African documentaries, click here. International documentaries, click here

Best regards,
The Encounters Team
Tel: +27 21 465 4686
Fax: +27 21 461 6964