The 16th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival runs from June 5 to 15 at the Labia and Nu Metro V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and at |The Bioscope in Joburg.
In addition to the films to be screened, three master classes, a SAGE editing seminar and a presentation by Al Jazeera will |also be presented in Cape Town.
E-mail admin@ encounters.co.za or call Asanda Mankayi on 021 465 4686 to book.
Check www.encounters.co.za for the full schedule.
Scoring Documentary: This composing masterclass, chaired by Dr Ian Rijsdijk of the UCT Film Department, with Philip Miller (composer of the scores for Miners Shot Down and I, Afrikaner) and Ben Ludik (composer of scores for Skoonheid and Die Wonderwerker), will focus on a scene-by-scene analysis of the inspiration, instrumentation and process of supporting image with the power of music. Thursday, June 12 at 5.30pm to 7.30pm at The Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School Building, Hiddingh Campus, Orange Street. R50.
Final Cut for Real: Creative Producing Masterclass with Anne KÖhncke: Final Cut for Real is a Copenhagen-based production company that specialises in documentaries. Producer KÖhncke will discuss how she collaborates with directors and works with the production team.Saturday, June 14 at 10am to 1pm, at Big Fish's offices, The Foundry, 74 Cardiff Road, Green Point. R50.
Long-Distance Filmmaking: Masterclass with Rachel Boynton: A celebrated documentary maker, Boynton is renowned for gaining access to the impossible and her commitment to ambitious projects which span time and space. Her first feature, Our Brand is Crisis, was filmed over three years and two continents while Big Men travels from Africa to the US and took seven years to finish. Here she focuses on the practical side of keeping a film project going across distance and time and most importantly knowing when to stop filming when the story is constantly evolving. Saturday, June 7 at 10am to 1pm, at Big Fish's offices, The Foundry, 74 Cardiff Road, Green Point. R50.
Al Jazeera Information Session:
Al Jazeera commissioning editors will convey their vision for programming, commissioning and guidelines and respond to questions. The presentation will be followed by a cocktail event for networking. Saturday, June 14, 5.30pm to 7.30pm at 6 Spin Street Restaurant, Cape Town. Free but booking is essential.
SAGE editing seminar: Crafting the Story: This workshop on the making of 1994 - The Bloody Miracle is presented by co-director Meg Rickards and editor Catherine Meyburgh. June 7 at 3pm, at the UCT-TV Studio at the Baxter Theatre Complex. R50 or R30 for students and free to SAGE members.