Feature Documentary Film Producing Workshop

American Film Showcase 2018 African Regional Workshop

Call for entries: Feature Documentary Film Producing Workshop

In June 2018, the American Film Showcase (AFS) will host 5-7 teams of emerging documentary producers and their filmmaker partners (10-14 participants total) from African countries (participants must be proficient English-speakers) for a six-day workshop focused on documentary film producing. Produced in collaboration with U.S. Consulate in Cape Town and the Encounters Documentary Festival (the oldest and leading documentary festival in Africa), participants will travel to Cape Town, South Africa to learn the ins-and-outs of producing a feature length documentary film with the support of American film experts. All costs related to the program will be covered by AFS. The workshop will be led by Roger Ross Williams and Heidi Fleisher.

A primary goal of this workshop is to offer documentary producers and filmmakers in the region a more in depth knowledge base and understanding of the skills needed to produce a documentary film, from a film’s conception, to it’s completion, through its subsequent sale and distribution. A secondary goal will be to create a space for dialogue and collaboration among content creators from across the region who may be facing shared challenges.

Submission Deadline: April 2

Application Requirements

From Participants:
  1. Each team member’s resume / CV of no more than two pages and with contactable references.
  2. One-page personal statements including social themes of interest to participants. (One personal statement per team member)
  3. Links to past work,
  4. A treatment or outline of the project the participants are hoping to focus on in the workshop. No more than three pages.
  5. Any audio visual material related to the participant’s project.