New Additions to the Programme

Our 2017 Trailer

New Additions to the Programme

Our 2017 Trailer

A Festival Audience Award is a special accolade, appreciated by filmmakers precisely because it is given not by a jury of experts or critics but by popular vote.

Please do fill in those ballots at all Festival screenings in Johannesburg and Cape Town and help select the Best South African and Best International feature documentaries at the Festival.

The Backsberg Encounters Audience Awards for Best South African and International documentaries will be announced after the last vote is counted.

Previous Winners

2009 – Fokofpolisiekar
2010 – The 16th Man
2011 – The Imam & I
2012 – The African Cypher
2013 – The Village Under the Forest
2014 – Unearthed
2014 – Special Award – Miners Shot Down
2015 – The Shorebreak
2016 – Action Kommandante