South African International Documentary Festival

CitizenFour, Laura Poitras’s Oscar-winning documentary about whistleblower Edward Snowden, will open the 17th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, running from 4-14 June 2015 in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Poitras won the Pulitzer in 2014 for her role in helping Snowden expose the widespread abuses of America’s National Security Adminsitration. Citizenfour is a first-person, fly-on-the-wall…

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“19 Feature Film Projects From Around Africa Have Been Selected for This Year’s Durban FilmMart”

New projects that I’m looking forward to discovering further, and eventually seeing some time down the road, from filmmakers whose work has been featured on this blog over the years… Nineteen documentaries and fiction feature film projects from around Africa have been selected for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban, South Africa from July…

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Seedstars World competition : discover the best start-ups from emerging markets

Seedstars World promotes, connects and invests up to $1.5mn in emerging market startups through its exclusive startup competition in over 50 countries. Check out the dates of the Africa Tour Read the Competition rules and regulations Source : Seedstars world, June 2nd, 2015 Review of Maputo’s kick-off “Global seed-stage competition for startups Seedstars World has…

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Al Jazeera’s “Liberia: Living With Ebola” documentary wins Best Documentary at Mohamed Amin Africa Media Awards

Al Jazeera’s Liberia: Living With Ebola was named Best Documentary at the inaugural Mohamed Amin Media Awards (MAMA) in Nairobi, Kenya. Launched by Africa24 Media and Mo Sound, MAMA honours “the best quality, most innovative content and rising platforms that are changing the face of Africa.” In Liberia: Living with Ebola, Sierra Leone’s Emmy, BAFTA…

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