2 June 2021
The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival now in its’ 23rd year returns with a celebration of the latest and greatest in African and international Documentary filmmaking, cementing its place as the premier documentary festival on the continent.
Following on from its hugely successful virtual festival in 2020 — a year that will surely go down as one of cinematic history’s most challenging — the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will once again be coming to screens ‘virtually everywhere’ (a combination of online and limited cinema releases) for its 2021 edition.
From the 10th – 20th June Encounters brings a slate of meaningful documentaries about humanity, creativity, activism, Investigation and revelation accompanied by live webinars, debates and Q&A’s, ‘meet directors’ locally and from around the world.
Many of the features in this year’s Festival programme have been directed by a host of talented women directors from Turkey, Chile, US, Niger, Zimbabwe, India, UK, Switzerland and of course South Africa. This year we celebrate a number of films that have won awards at major International Film Festivals as well as Oscar and BAFTA nominated documentaries.