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Screening Schedule

24/7 after a Launch Date

The following films will be available from their launch dates. Following the live Q&As with the Directors, the films will then be available for the rest of the Festival or until sold out:

Ailey, All-In, The Colonel’s Stray Dogs, Faya Dayi, I Am Here, I am Samuel, I, Mary, King Bansah and His Daughter, The Khoekhoe Saga, Murder in Paris, Mutant, President, Red Card, There is Power in the Collar, Watch Over Me, Writing With Fire.    

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Particular films will be launched at physical venues in Johannesburg and Cape Town. All necessary COVID regulations will be adhered to at all times. Click to jump to schedule.

All Shorts are FREE

Enjoy our interesting programme of over 20 short documentaries available free-of-charge.

Thu 10 June

President Opening Night

Invite Only

7pm 3 hours only

Fri 11 June

Daily Special Releases

Murder in Paris

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live Panel @ 7.45pm

A Portrait On The Search For Happiness

from 7pm

Sat 12 June

Daily Special Release

Nemesis

from 10am until 20 June

+ live Masterclass @ 10am

Writing With Fire

from 6pm

Ailey

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live Panel @ 7.40pm

We Rise for Our Land

from 7.45pm

Sun 13 June

Daily Special Release

I Am Here

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 7.15pm

Faya Dayi

from 8pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 9.40pm

Dare to Dream, Zip Zap Circus

from 7.30pm

Mon 14 June

Daily Special Release

There is Power in the Collar

from 6.15pm until 20 June

+ live Panel @ 7.20pm

I Am Here

from 7pm
+ Physical Q&A

King Bansah and His Daughter

from 8.30pm

Tue 15 June

Daily Special Releases

Writing With Fire

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation  @ 7.40pm

King Bansah and His Daughter

from 8.15pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 9.30pm

Wed 16 June

Daily Special Release

Red Card

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 7.30pm

I, Mary

from 5pm

+ Phyiscal Q&A

The Colonel’s Stray Dogs

from 8pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 9.30pm

The Colonel’s Stray Dogs

from 7pm

Thu 17 June

Daily Special Release

President

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live Panel @ 8.15pm

Downstream to Kinshasa

from 7pm

Fri 18 June

Daily Special Releases

ALL-IN

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 7.25pm

Murder in Paris

from 6.15pm

+ Phyiscal Q&A

Mutant

from 8pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 9.10pm

Sat 19 June

Daily Special Release

I, Mary

from 6pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 7.20pm

Watch Over Me

from 8pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 9.35pm

We are Zama Zama

from 7.30pm

Sun 20 June

Daily Special Release

The Khoekhoe Saga

from 4pm until 20 June

+ live In-Conversation @ 5.10pm

Murder in Paris

from 5pm

+ Phyiscal Q&A

There is Power in the Collar

from 7.15pm

+ Phyiscal Q&A

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Vuma Popup Schedule

Liliebloem Child & Youth Centre
Athlone
Sat 12 June
11am Dare to Dream Zip Zap Circus
1pm lunch break
2.30pm I, Mary
Phandulwazi Hall
Kwalanga
Sun 13 Jun
11am Dare to Dream Zip Zap Circus
1pm lunch break
2.30pm I, Mary
Monwabisi Community Park
Khayelitsha
Wed 16 June
11am Dare to Dream Zip Zap Circus
1pm lunch break
2.30pm I, Mary
Ikamva Youth
Nyanga
Sat 19 June
11am Dare to Dream Zip Zap Circus
1pm lunch break
2.30pm I, Mary
Baphumele Children’s Home
Site B, Khayelitsha
Sun 20 June
11am Dare to Dream Zip Zap Circus
1pm lunch break
2.30pm I, Mary
2021 (23rd) Encounters South African International Documentary Film Festival