5 Minutes with… new DFA member Eugene Bogatov

Welcome new member and highly experienced DOP Eugene to the DFA! Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I am Eugene Bogatov, a new to Cape Town documentary cinematographer originally  from Russia and now happily in SA. I am a three times Arctic...

docLOVE Screening of The Territory

Thank you to all who joined our screening of The Territory at Bertha House in Cape Town and The Bioscope Independent Cinema in Johannesburg on 26 October 2022!  Something very powerful happens when we watch a film together and then take the time to talk about it. A...

The Whickers’ Cost of Docs Report 2021/22

The Whickers' Cost of Docs Report, revealing the changing landscape for documentary makers in the UK and internationally, has been released. "Supporting documentary” Internationally is not just an easy phrase for The Whickers’ team, but the result of months of...

Special screening of George Bizos: Icon

DFA members  Jane Thandi  Lipman, Executive Producer and Co-Director with Peter Goldsmid and others, been sharing the fine rough-cut of the 90 minute documentary about  the late George Bizos: George Bizos: Icon.  It won Best of the Fest at the Encounters Film Festival...

Generation Africa opens new call for films

Africa is the lowest producer of emissions, yet Africa suffers most in the fallout of the on-going climate crisis, with catastrophic losses from flooding, forest fires and desertification. With the climate emergency taking centre-stage in global discourse, the African...

#docLOVE October: The Territory

We are hosting a special free #docLOVE screening event of the documentary THE TERRITORY in partnership with the Climate Story Lab ZA. Providing an immersive look at the tireless fight of the Indigenous Uru-eu-wau-wau people against the encroaching deforestation...

Steinheist smashes viewing records

Steinheist directed by DFA member Richard Gregory has set a new record on Showmax for the most first-day views of any documentary series, ahead of the SAFTA-winning true crime phenomenon Devilsdorp. Both Showmax Originals are produced by IdeaCandy. Once billed as “the...

Help the DFA to keep doing Great Things!

After more than 10 years we have decided to increase our membership fees to R400 per annum, from 1 October 2022. If you are feeling flush and can afford to pay more, or make a donation to the DFA, please do so. If you have just paid your fees at R350 and you’re...