“It was an exceedingly difficult decision to select the winners for the Programmer’s Choice Awards. This year we were spoiled for choice with a wide range of excellent films that creatively stretched the documentary form to bring us fresh perspectives on important issues.” says Mandisa Zitha, Festival Director.
LADIMA FOUNDATION AWARDS THE ADIAHA AWARD at ENCOUNTERS SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2021
The Ladima Foundation has awarded the The Adiaha Award 2021 for Best Documentary Film by an African woman to Zinder, a powerful film by filmmaker by Aïcha Macky. The jury also awarded a Special Mention to Faya Dayi by Jessica Beshir.
After intense negotiations, the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival has acquired one of the hottest, most acclaimed films of 2021. The film can only have a limited theatrical release as part of the Festival, with just three screenings at the...
The Ladima Foundation is excited to present The Adiaha Award for Best Documentary Film by an African woman at this year’s 23rd Encounters South African International Documentary Festival. Previous winners have included Samantha Biffot for The African Who Wanted to Fly, Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann for New Moon and Tamara Mariam Dawit for Finding Sally.
The award-winning, gut-punching docuthriller, PRESIDENT, which follows the corruption-riddled 2018 Zimbabwean elections, has been announced as the opening night film for the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, which takes place “virtually everywhere” from 10 to 20 June 2021.
Featuring a slate of meaningful documentary films with human stories, activism, investigation and revelation.
From the mysterious assassination of a South African icon, to an animated documentary of one of Sea Point’s legendary figures, as well as activists, miners, circuses and athletes, the 2021 Encounters South African International Documentary Festival once again brings audiences closer to the very best in documentary-making from the African Continent.
Now in its 23rd year, the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival returns with a celebration of the latest and greatest in African and international Documentary filmmaking, cementing its place as the premier documentary festival on the continent.
With the support of the National Film and Video Foundation Presidential Employment Stimulus Programme (PESP), Encounters is proud to announce the selection of six highly motivated applicants for the inaugural 3-month paid internship opportunity in Festival Training and Skills Development, taking place from 1 April – 25 June 2021.