Guests

Kirsty Blackford

Kirsty Blackford

Kirsty Blackford has over 25 years’ experience in the film and television industry both in South Africa and the UK. Her career in media started when she joined the BBC in Programme Finance. She subsequently took up similar roles at ITV and GMTV. In 1995 she moved to...

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Simon Wood

Simon Wood

In 2020 Director Simon Wood was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Short Documentary for ‘Scenes from a Dry City’, earlier in the year Wood also received the World Press Photo Online Video of the Year Award for the same film. Wood has successfully screened all of...

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Charlotte Cook

Charlotte Cook

Charlotte Cook is a curator, writer and producer. Prior to Field of Vision, she was the Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival. In London, Charlotte was the Head of Film Programming at The Frontline Club. She has also worked...

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Miki Redelinghuys

Miki Redelinghuys

Miki Redelinghuys is an award winning documentary filmmaker who believes in the power of film for change. Her recent film, This Land, screened across the country as part of the national dialogue on land rights and structural inequality. She recently completed a...

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Liani Maasdorp

Liani Maasdorp

Liani Maasdorp is a senior lecturer in the Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town. She convenes the Master of Documentary Arts degree programme, is the academic director of the UCT TV Studio and founder of Stepping Stone community engagement...

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Christelle Randall

Christelle Randall

Christelle Randall has almost 20 years’ experience in the industry and has worked with filmmakers such as Alejandro González In҃árritu, Sarah Polley, Sean Baker, Ari Aster, Guillermo del Toro, Sarah Gavron, Cate Shortland, Gaspar Noé, Michael Winterbottom, Cate...

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Zak Brilliant

Zak Brilliant

Zak Brilliant is an experienced distribution executive who has overseen the release of over 200+ films in the UK market. From mainstream, commercial hits to award winning, breakout, arthouse titles, his campaigns have generated over £150M at the UK box office. Zak...

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Rachael Chadwick

Rachael Chadwick

Rachael Chadwick is Co-director of Action For Sama - the impact campaign running alongside the award-winning film, For Sama, working closely with filmmaker Waad al-Kateab. Previous to this, Rachael has extensive experience working in Communications and Campaigns in...

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Sarah Mosses

Sarah Mosses

Sarah Mosses is a leading Impact Distribution strategist who works with feature films to advance social change. She has worked on numerous award-winning campaigns for titles including For Sama, Unrest & The Hunting Ground.

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2020 (22nd) Encounters SA International Film Festival