Strike A Rock, the ground-breaking feature that follows the stories of a group of often forgotten women fighting for justice after the massacre at Marikana has won the Backsberg Audience Award for best local film at …
Due to popular demand, we have added extra screenings for the following films: Kedi, Goldblatt, Deep Blue/Middle C, Winnie, and I am not your Negro.
All screenings tonight will still go ahead as usual. Post-screening Q&A’s tonight for Dragan’s Lair and Forever Pure are still happening so don’t let the bad weather stop you from seeing these incredible filmmakers speak about their films.
Changes to Jan Gassmann’s Master Class, This Land + Panel Discussion, and Forever Pure screening and post-screening Q&A.
Join Whose Streets? directors Damon Davis and Sabaah Folayan as they present a workshop on how citizen journalism and activism from the ground up can change attitudes and spark movements.
Encounters has just had confirmation that Last Men in Aleppo director, Firas Fayyad will no longer be joining the Festival this year.
Award-winning filmmaker, animator and photographer Ng’endo Mukii, in conversation with New Dimensions series producer Steven Markovitz, about the driving forces behind her film Nairobi Berries, how Virtual Reality can open up a whole new world of storytelling possibilities for filmmakers and the present VR landscape in Africa.
Encounters, in partnership with the Goethe Institut, will be hosting an industry events day in Johannesburg. The event is free and the Festival encourages filmmakers, industry and students to attend
Encounters, in partnership with the Goethe Institut, is thrilled to present its first instalment of Virtual Encounters in Johannesburg this weekend.
Twelve projects, selected from all across Africa, will be pitched to Al Jazeera commissioning editor Farid Barsoum. Barsoum has been the Executive Producer and Commissioning Editor at Al Jazeera for the past 7 years. Whilst he …
Encounters is thrilled to announce the panelists for the Black Filmmakers Forum discussion: Sylvia Vollenhoven, Vuyokazi Matu and Weeam Williams will be in conversation about the role of broadcasters and how their support or lack thereof affects us on a local and international level.
Encounters is thrilled to welcome Strong Island director, Yance Ford, to the Festival this year. Strong Island, a Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize Winner for Storytelling, is a timely and intelligent work and a painful intersection of private tragedy and public and political intransigence. Ford will be in attendance at the screening on the 6th June to present his film.