The 11th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival will be held in Cape Town only from the 2nd to the 19th July 2009.
After celebrating its 10th anniversary last year, the festival, for its 11th edition, returns to where it originated: the mother city. “The reason for not hosting Encounters in Johannesburg this year is that we have received limited funding as a result of the current global financial crisis”, Festival Director Mandisa Zitha explains.
The brand of the Festival will remain the same, though, Zitha reassures. “We have already programmed an exciting line-up of local and international films for this year. We believe this re-alignment will consolidate our brand, and compel patrons from different provinces to make the annual documentary pilgrimage to Cape Town every July”, she says.
The festival will be held at the Nu Metro V&A Waterfront in Cape Town for a total of 17 days after the opening night on 2 July.
The program will be online as from 1st June. Visit www.encounters.co.za for further information and booking details.
The festival is supported by:
SABC, NFVF, Cape Film Commission, Western Cape Government, The Times, Nu Metro, Tempest Car Hire, Exclusive Books, French Embassy, High Commission of Canada, British Council, Business Arts South Africa (BASA), MIPDOC, Goodman Gallery.