Africa Direct Call for Submissions

Africa Direct Call for Submissions

Al Jazeera English is launching the second series of Africa Direct- African filmmakers, telling African stories – directly. Big World Cinema is contracted to manage the series, commissioning African filmmakers across the continent to produce short form documentaries...

Standing with War-affected Communities

Standing with War-affected Communities

While we are far from the firing line, no person will be unaffected by the war in Ukraine. An injustuce to one is an injustice to all. The DFA Board would like to show solidarity with war-affected communities by alerting members to the following avenues of support:...

Visual Effects Editor Course

Visual Effects Editor Course

NETFLIX & TEMPO, through its associate SAGE, are joining forces to offer the first VFX editor course of its kind in South Africa. This course is aimed at those who want to make a career as a VFX editor. VFX editors work as a link between the film or TV production...

SA Films and Publications Amendment Act comes into force

SA Films and Publications Amendment Act comes into force

By Janet MacKenzie, Partner and Head of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Practice at Baker McKenzie in Johannesburg The Films and Publications Amendment Act 11 of 2019 (FPAA) came into effect on 1 March 2022. The primary amendments introduced by the FPAA...

#docLOVE: Mossville: When Giant Trees Fall

#docLOVE: Mossville: When Giant Trees Fall

Mossville: When Great Trees Fall  tells the story of a centuries-old black community in Louisiana laid waste by a chemical company, and of the residents who refuse to leave. Mossville, a small, predominantly black community in Southwestern Louisiana, was founded by a...

5 minutes with… Mark Wade

5 minutes with… Mark Wade

Tell us about yourself – who are you and what do you do? I'm an ex-Durban boy, and have lived and worked in Johannesburg for decades. I studied art and design at the Durban Tech, and film making at the Art Centre College of Design in Los Angeles. In those days it was...

DocA’s Elizabeth Klinck Archivist Workshop

DocA’s Elizabeth Klinck Archivist Workshop

By Carolyn Carew, Free Women Films Producer It was a great privilege to attend the three-day online workshop in November 2021 run by Documentary Africa (DocA) in association with Elizabeth Klinck, a world renowned archives specialist, hosting an online workshop on...

Generation Africa at Berlinale

Generation Africa at Berlinale

Two Generation Africa films selected for Berlinale 2022: No Simple Way Home by Akuol de Mabior and No U-Turn by Ike Nnaebue: Two feature-length documentaries from Generation Africa, a project by STEPS in South Africa in partnership with Arte and supported by the...