Encounters 2021 Header Info

Jolynn Minnaar

Jolynn Minnaar is an award-winning South African director. Her films have screened at prestigious international festivals including IDFA, Sheffield Doc/Fest and CPH:DOX and her commercial work spans the globe.

Known for her powerful character-driven storytelling and unique approach as a woman filmmaker, Jolynn’s awards include Mail and Guardian’s Top 200 Young South Africans, Glamour Woman of the Year as well as a member of the celebrated 21 Icon family. Jolynn strives for audiences to feel; to be moved. Her passion lies in capturing intimate, insightful portraits that challenge perceptions and inspire new thought.

2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival