Audience Award Winners

Posted July 29th, 2011 in Press Releases by Encounters

Khalid Shamis’ was the most popular local film and the overall audience favourite at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, [...]

Extra screenings of our local films, by popular demand!

Posted June 17th, 2011 in Press Releases by Encounters

Sat 25 June, V&A Waterfront : Cine 8 / 4pm : Cine 2 / 4.15pm Sun 26 June, V&A Waterfront [...]

OSCAR-WINNER AND DISNEY BLOCKBUSTER ADDED TO FINAL ENCOUNTERS SELECTION

Posted May 31st, 2011 in Press Releases by kevin

Inside Job, the scathing Oscar-winning dissection of the global economic crisis, will have its first theatrical screening in South Africa during the 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, which returns to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 9-26 June 2011.

Demons, Icons and Big Surprises at Encounters 2011

Posted May 27th, 2011 in Press Releases by Encounters

The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival returns to Cape Town and Johannesburg from 9-26 June 2011. This year’s selection has all the hallmarks of an edgy teenager, like a fascination with sex (G-Spotting), celebrity (Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work, a winner at Sundance in 2010 last year), rebellion (LennonNYC), and injustice (The Black Power Mixtape, a winner at Sundance in 2011).

Opening up the world to South Africans each year, Encounters is widely acclaimed as Africa’s most prestigious documentary festival. This year’s selection features 37 films from 14 countries and five continents, including 11 world premieres, 19 South African films and 17 international films.