DFA’s short film competition


The Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA) in association with the Encounters Documentary Festival invites all filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers to enter the DFA MY TOWN Short Film Competition.

The brief reads: “Our environment shapes who we are, we shape it. We occupy its space, it occupies us.’

Entrants are required to make a three-minute documentary and they are free to interpret the theme MY TOWN in any way they like, using any camera of their choice. The deadline for submissions is 4pm on 16 May.

The eight best films will be chosen by a selection panel appointed by the Documentary Filmmakers Association (DFA). These eight films will screen at the Waterfront Nu Metro cinema as part of the Encounters documentary festival (as pre- main feature shorts).

The 13th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held in Cape Town and in Johannesburg from 9 to 26 June 2011. One film will be selected as an overall winner by a panel of judges comprising of film as well as arts and broadcast practitioners. The winner will be announced at a function during the Encounters Documentary Festival in Cape Town.Prizes to be announced will include cash and flmmaking support

Films will be produced at the entrants’ own expense. The films produced remain the property of the filmmakers. The DFA will endeavor to negotiate broadcast and festival screenings with the filmmakers’ permission. Selected filmmakers will benefit from on-screen credits and general media exposure through the project. All entrants will receive a year’s free membership to the Documentary Filmmakers Association (July 2011 – June 2012).

All films delivered must be accompanied with a signed MY TOWN competition entry form, which can be downloaded from http://www.docflmsa.com

DELIVER 3X DVD copies of your film to:

DVD’s must be high quality and viewable on home DVD players.


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