Guests

Milly Takalani Mulaudzi

Milly Takalani Mulaudzi

With a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Pretoria, Takalani was drawn to the television industry quiet early in her career path, and ever since she has been hooked on telling stories. Takalani started as a Production Manager...

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Unathi Malunga

Unathi Malunga

A Fulbright scholar with an LLM from UCLA, Unathi Malunga’s work has been in the creative industries (she has worked as an Entertainment Lawyer then Creative Industries Consultant) and has spanned across a variety of platforms and territories leading to a full...

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Jacqueline Motsepe

Jacqueline Motsepe

Jacqueline Motsepe has over twenty years’ experience in the film and television industry. Serving at Executive level for the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission as Chief Operations Officer, National Film and Video foundation as the Marketing and Public Affairs Manager and...

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Desmond Mthembu

Desmond Mthembu

Film practitioner and entrepreneur, acquired extensive knowledge of the African film industry through working experiences with Film Resource Unit and Gauteng Film Commission. Having studied Motion Picture and Management Advanced Program, produced a number of short...

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Ingrid Kopp

Ingrid Kopp

Ingrid Kopp is co-founder and co-director of Electric South, a non-profit company in South Africa that provides mentorship, production services, funding, distribution and exhibition for a network of multidisciplinary artists across Africa, supporting their work in...

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Brian Afande

Brian Afande

As an early African XR adopter, Brian Afande holds a peculiar vision of designing, democratizing and demystifying what Extended Reality (XR) and new emerging technologies will look like and how they will impact communities. He believes that democratizing access to...

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Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo

Judith Okonkwo is a Technology Evangelist and Business Psychologist and is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council for Augmented and Virtual Reality. In 2016 Judith set up Imisi 3D an XR creation lab in Lagos focused on building the...

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Gareth Steele

Gareth Steele

Gareth is an art director and information designer from Johannesburg, South Africa, currently working with emerging technology and arts at Eden. With a passion for new modes of storytelling, he designs and conceptualises for virtual and augmented reality, specialising...

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Xoliswa Sithole

Xoliswa Sithole

Xoliswa Sithole is a director and producer of documentaries who makes films about women, children and social justice issues. She mentors mainly young women in film and runs a gender film festival called Yanaya Gender and Dialogue Film Festival. Sithole is a 2 time...

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2020 (22nd) Encounters SA International Film Festival