Friday, August 28, 2020

Encounters Documentary Festival Closing weekend - more tickets for films you missed!

BANKSY MOST WANTED – Fundraising screening Sat 29 Aug – screens until Sunday 9am

We are pleased to announce that we secured more tickets for Banksy – for a R100,00 donation and a POP to you will receive the link and password to this film. 

Our bank info can be found here  

If your Bank sends us a POP we do not get your contact info! You must email us.

INFLUENCE - Remember that on Sunday 30th, there is also a fundraising screening for this title – a terrifyingly relevant account of weaponized communication centering on the infamous Lord Tim Bell and his associates at Bell Pottinger. All info here  

FOR SAMA – we have secured more tickets for this Oscar nominated, multi-award winning film – do not miss it!

BELLINGCAT: Truth in a Post Truth World – more tickets available and extended run.  If you enjoyed INFLUENCE, do not miss this film! 

Awards night – Sunday 30th August at 8pm

2 Juries have reached their conclusions – on Sunday night the awards ceremony will take place and two awards will be made as follows:

Ladima will present the Adiaha Award for Best Documentary Film by an African woman at this year’s 22nd Encounters South African International Documentary Festival.

Prize: $2,000 towards their next production and an invitation to attend the Dortmund Cologne International Women’s Film Festival 2021 in Germany, where their film will be screened.

Encounters & Gauteng Film Commission will present the Award for Best African/South African Feature Film.

Prize: R10,000 cash 

The winners will be invited online to accept the awards and the event will be live streamed via our Facebook and YouTube channels. A reminder also that If you missed any industry events or live Q&As – these can also be found here: or the Encounters YouTube Channel:

Thank you for supporting the Festival and we hope you have enjoyed the films! 

We are relying on donations this year to ensure the Festival’s post-production sustainability – please remember to donate if you are able – all info can be found here  

Best wishes