Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival

Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival is Africa's premier documentary event.

04 to 14 June 2015


Al Jazeera Pitching Forum Call

Encounters, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera Pitching Forum taking place in Johannesburg during the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival on 10th June 2015.

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Africa’s top documentary festival announces first films

  • Oscar-winning Edward Snowden doc to open Encounters
  • Featuring festival winners from Cannes, SXSW, Toronto, and Venice
  • Featuring some of the most talked-about international documentaries, including Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck
  • Award-winning South African documentaries from Francois Verster & Ryley Grunenwald, and world premières

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