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All you need to know follows via press release below:

With an ever-increasing demand on the limited funding resources available for filmmakers, it has become crucial to present a persuasive proposal and sound finance plan to potential funders.

During Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, six participants will be given the unique opportunity to meet IDFA Bertha Fund manager Isabel Arrate and receive one-on-one counsel and guidance on their proposals. With previous experience in festival production, programming and film financing, Arrate has been fund manager for 10 years.

The IDFA Bertha Fund is the only fund in the world solely dedicated to stimulating and empowering the creative documentary sector in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and parts of Eastern Europe.

Submissions:

Interested parties should send not more than:

1. A one-page synopsis of their film

2. A budget summary

3. Provisional finance plan (not compulsory)

4. A one-page biography, including complete contact details(telephone no, city of residence, home and work address) 

To:  Nikissi Serumaga (manager@encounters.co.za) on or before 4pmMonday 27 May 2013

Selections will be confirmed by Friday, 31 May 2013.  

The 15th Encounters South African International Documentary Festival runs from 6-16 June 2013 in Johannesburg and Cape Town. For more information, visit www.encounters.co.za