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Everybody has a story to tell about their town and its complexities. Now get your camera out and make that mini-documentary.
Posted 28 Jun 10 By Design Indaba Creative Work / Design News Comments

The Documentary Filmmakers’ Association (DFA) are calling on new and established filmmakers, artists and students to submit their three-minute documentaries. The documentary should be an interpretation of the theme “My Town 2010”.

In 2009 the DFA collaborated with the Encounters Documentary Festival to launch the “My Town” short documentary competition. Pleased by the enthusiastic response the organisers decided to develop it into an annual event.

The idea with the theme is that the towns we come from or live in shape who are we, in that “we occupy its space, it occupies us”. The brief can be interpreted in any way that is meaningful to the filmmaker, whether it is revisiting your place of birth or exploring the suburb or township in which you live.

Eight of the best submissions will be chosen for screening at the Encounters documentary festival in Cape Town at the end of August 2010. One film will be selected as the overall winner and prizes include cash and film-making support.