The deadline for the 2016 festival was March 27, 2016.

RULES

  • No films to be submitted without complete entry forms
  • All DVDs to be clearly labelled
  • All submissions to include the following: approx. 200 word synopsis, minimum 2 stills from the film as a JPEG (300 dpi), complete filmography/biography of the director
  • Screeners and any promotional material submitted will not be returned to the sender
  • No material sent at charge of festival will be accepted
  • All DVD preview screeners to be submitted in PAL or NTSC format
  • In the event of your film being selected, it must be available in Blu-Ray Disc, DVD or DCP in English or with English subtitles
  • The holder of copyright authorises the Festival to make excerpts, of a maximum of three minutes, available to television channels and for use on the Encounters website for the promotion of the film and the festival.

DOWNLOAD THESE REGULATIONS

 2016-Encounters-Entry-Form-Regulations.docx 

SUBMIT YOUR DOCUMENTARY

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

DOCUMENTARY AWARDS

 We present an Audience Award to Best South African Film & Best International Film at the end of the festival.


 

Contact the FESTIVAL OFFICE

Contact Person

Nazeer Ahmed
Tel: +27 21 465 4686
Fax: + 27 21 461 6964
Email Nazeer

Postal Address

PO Box 2228
Cape Town
8000
South Africa

Physical Address

25 Francis Street
Woodstock
Cape Town 7925
South Africa