Additional fundraising screening of INFLUENCE

August 24, 2020
Due to popular demand and after 2 sold out screenings of INFLUENCE, Encounters is delighted to announce that an additional fundraising screening will take place on Sunday 30 August. So ... for just R100 (or more if you wish) follow the instructions below to book your ticket!

When? Sunday, 30 August from 9am onwards, available for 24 hours until 31 Aug 9am

This year all films were made available for free to facilitate the pivot to digital. The Festival is a treasured cultural gem amongst documentary enthusiasts, so we are excited to team up with the Influence team to use the additional screening as special fundraising screening for Encounters, to ensure it can carry on bringing audiences the films they want to see this year and next!

The Influence team had this to say “Covid-19 has been an impossible time for many South African institutions, but culture seems to have been a complete afterthought. As artists, musicians and filmmakers struggle their way through the pandemic, support mechanisms are few and far between. For almost a quarter of a century, Encounters has been showcasing vital documentary films for local audiences. It is too great a resource to lose.”

The post screening Q&A was recorded and is available to watch online:


How? Upon payment of this grand sum via EFT or PAYPAL – you will be required to send us the POP via email to You will then be sent a special link and password which will enable you to watch this ground-breaking film.

If you do not send the POP we will not be able to track you through the Bank or PayPal systems.

Our bank details are below or find the PayPal option via this link:

Screening Courtesy of Storyscope, EyeSteelFilm and Directors Richard Poplak and Diana Neille.

Account Name: Encounters Training & Development Institute
Bank Name: Nedbank
Branch: Gardens
Account number: 101 011 3518
Branch Code: 101009