docSHARE 5: Applying to Funders 101

docSHARE 5: Applying to Funders 101

Join DocFilmSA for the fifth and final session in our docSHARE webinar programme:

Applying to the NFVF and Other Funders 101 + Q&A

Guest Speaker: Enver Samuel

Thurs 16 March 2023 at 4-5pm via Zoom

Session content & focus: This practical session looks at best practice when applying for funding, how to develop a schedule of applications and what to keep in mind when contracting. We also look at issues around Chain of Title and what legal paperwork needs to be put in place. Enver Samuel will use his latest documentary Murder in Paris as a case study.

Murder in Paris is a political crime thriller that traces the motives for the assassination of anti-Apartheid activist, Dulcie September. The story travels from the heart of Paris in March 1988 to the pursuit of justice in 2021. In a powerful documentary, Murder in Paris, director Enver Samuel attempts to expose layers of deceit, complicity, hidden agendas in the unsolved mystery of Dulcie September’s murder.


Enver Samuel is an award winning documentary filmmaker who over the past 8 years has concentrated on the stories of political activists during apartheid and making social impact justice documentaries like Indians Can’t Fly, a documentary on activist Ahmed Timol and the follow up documentary, Someone To Blame. Murder in Paris has been completed to critical acclaim which aims to play a part in the re-opening of the case of her assassination. The documentary won the Durban International Film Festival Best Documentary Award and at the same festival Enver was awarded the inaugural Human Rights Award. It has been selected at more than 50 film festivals winning 13 awards. Enver has demonstrated that one can make documentaries on a relatively low funding business model with appropriate buy in from funding agencies. Murder in Paris can currently be watched on Showmax.


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