Film Festival

Encounters SA International Documentary Festival

Encounters has become Africa’s premier documentary festival showcasing the best documentary productions on offer from of South African talent and the rest of the world.

Film Festival


Jun 20 - 30 2024


10:00 am - 10:00 pm

South African International Documentary Festival

Now in its 26th year, Encounters is the premier Documentary Film Festival in Africa. The event showcases South African productions and the best on offer from the rest of the world.

Encounters prioritises the Documentary Genre, the exploration of issues that face communities and societies, their health, culture, and politics. It opens a window on to the world that highlights differences, connections, problems, and solutions. Encounters has advanced the currency of documentaries locally and across the continent and has been instrumental in promoting African films.

Encounters believes in the power of documentary film to transform, inform, challenge, support, engage both emotionally and intellectually and, ultimately, contribute to mutual understanding and dialogue.

  • Event Date: 20 – 30 June 2024
  • Event Time: Various
  • Venue: Ster-Kinekor V&A Waterfront & The Labia Theatre
  • Entry Cost: R80
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  • Event Host / Organiser: Encounters Training and Development Institute
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