It has been a very exciting few months as the Programme Officer of the DFA. doccLOVE was rebooted with a very well-supported screening of Softie: it was exhilarating to engage with people face to face again. The screening was perfectly timed pre Elections, which made for a vibrant and thought-provoking discussion. Partnering with Bertha Centre for Activism in Mowbray, Gangstar Café provided coffee to the audience which created a warm and inviting experience.
A docSHARE Masterclass webinar was hosted in November bringing the Softie director Sam Soko and Impact Producer Miriam Ayo of the Film into the room to unpack their process, facilitated by award-winning filmmaker and DFA Board Member Shameela Seedat. If you missed the webinar, you can access the recording on the DFA website.
The one-on-one consultation sessions with our new docCONNECT initiative has been an insightful and fruitful experience, being able to connect with members and acting as a sounding board, gaining a deeper insight into the “behind the scenes” of the life of documentary filmmakers. I hope to facilitate more conversation with members in the New Year and hopefully be able to meet face-to-face too with Cape Town based members.
I am on a mission to attract new members especially from the emerging filmmaking community and to build new partnerships and explore various funding possibilities. Please contact me if you wish to collaborate on these initiatives in the New Year by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Wishing all our members, a safe and joyous holiday season.
DFA Programme Officer
The DFA office will be closed from 15 December 2021 to 10 January 2022. We wish all our members and friends a safe and happy festive season. Our DFA programme officer Lameze Allie and #docCONNECT will also be taking a break during December so please join us for this member-exclusive service again in January!