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    2007 Festival Dates
 
Johannesburg
NU METRO HYDE PARK
13 - 22 July 2007

Cape Town
NU METRO V&A
20 July - 5 August 2007
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Empowering Filmmakers through the use of New Media
In response to the exciting emerging forms of New Media, Encounters will host a discussion with expert panellists in the various related industries. The aim is to look at the significance of this growing mobile phone / New Media based industry, and the delivery of content to the market, especially in Africa. The panel will look at the New Media landscape, the need for content for these new platforms, and the opportunities for filmmakers, producers, and audiences.

The dialogue will broach issues of content, consumption, consumers, markets, distribution and media rights and authorship.

PANELISTS:

  • Lana Strydom, Senior Manager: Portals & Interactive-Business Strategy & Product Innovation MTN
  • Jennifer Marshall, Content Manager: Mobile Entertainment, Vodacom – Vodafone Live
  • Astrid Ascar, GM for M-Mobile Multichoice
  • Jonathan Mckay, Creative Director: Eject Media
  • Siven Pillay, Head of Endemol SA
  • Thomas Wallner, Producer Xenophile Media, Emmy Award winner for Interactive Media
  • Moderator – Emma Kaye, CEO Gate7 New Media

Jhb: Nu Metro Hyde Park: 6.30pm – 9pm Wednesday 18 July
CT: Nu Metro V&A Waterfront: 6.30pm – 9pm Monday 23 July

TICKETS: R70 – Remember to purchase a Festival Card and SAVE 20%.
Book at cinemas, or through Teleticket 08 60 10 02 20
Computicket www.computicket.com or 083 915 80 00

MOBILE DOCS PROJECT / WORKSHOP
Encounters, in association with Mobfest, will produce 10 made-for-mobile documentary
films during the Festival. Ten filmmakers have been selected to produce 3-minute films,
using Nokia handsets. Themed ‘How a cellphone changed my life’, the ten completed films will be screened at the Festival on Nokia handsets and monitors at the Mobfest / Nokia interactive desk in the cinema foyers.