The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) was established to nurture and develop the interests of documentary filmmakers in South Africa.
It remains the only association in South Africa with the sole purpose of assisting, protecting and promoting documentary filmmakers. The DFA is key member of SASFED (The South African Screen Federation).:: Read more about the DFA ::
DFA members gain access to a network of related industry bodies and other aspiring and established documentary filmmakers. The DFA also acts on behalf of and in the interest of documentary filmmakers as a collective. Several suppliers offer discounts and benefits to DFA Members. All registered members are listed on our web site and in our annual directory.
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These films that have been selected from your submissions. These films will screen at Encounters from 6 – 16 June 2013.
We have sent another delegation of documentary filmmakers to Hot Docs 2013.
How to Survive a Plague is brought to South Africa by Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
... a massive market of 200 million people that is closer to Johannesburg than a flight to London or Berlin ...
Perspective is a DFA publication that provides insight into the documentary filmmaking process.
Filmmaking, storytelling is intuitive, but filmmakers are sometimes insecure and not prepared to trust that intuition and may often wonder … am I doing the right thing? Perspective lets us watch documentary films and find out from their filmmakers what their processes were as a way to help us through our processes.
We now face the uphill battle of convincing the SABC who since commissioning the film seems to have gotten cold feet, to screen it.
Interview with Odette Geldenhuys, director of Here be Dragons
Interview with director Izette Mostert
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The DFA aims to provide a space for members to sell their films.
Watch this space!
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