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Sara attends the IDFAcademy during IDFA 2017
Sara and Khalid during the IDFA Summer School 2017 for editing consultancy
THE SOUND OF MASKS WAS ONE OF THREE PROJECTS TO BE SELECTED FOR THE ENCOUNTERS ROUGH CUT LAB 2017
the sound of masks SECURES aRCHIVE funding from the nfvf
BEHIND THE SCENES IN MOZAMBIQUE
THE TEAM ATTENDS THE 2015 IDFA SUMMER SCHOOL
Incredible week at IDFA Summer School. Wonderful tutors, great insights and a clearer direction as we move into production. Plus, summer in Amsterdam is nothing to complain about.
The team attends the Blue Ice Filmmaker's Lab at Hot Docs, Canada
The team attended a Filmmaker's Lab in May 2015 hosted by Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto with acclaimed advisers from various parts of the world. It was an extraordinary experience and we can't wait to see all the projects finished.
IDFA BERTHA FUND COMES ON BOARD
We are very happy to announce that The Sound of Masks was selected as one of the projects receiving support from the IDFA Bertha Fund. For the IBF Classic selection round, the fund considered 265 projects from more than 65 different countries. In total, an amount of €126,500 was granted to 11 projects. The committee selected five projects for script and project development and six projects for production and post-production.
THE TEAM ATTENDS A PRODUCERS LAB hosted by ENCOUNTERS International documentary Festival
The team attended a Producers Lab hosted by Encounters International Documentary Festival in Cape Town with the acclaimed multiple-award winning Syrian documentary producer Orwa Nyrabia (Return to Homs, Silvered Water)
THE SOUND OF MASKS FEATURED IN AFRICA IS A COUNTRY
"Signs of Mozambique’s booming economy on the one hand and rising inequality on the other can be noticed all over the country. Now even the welfare of those who have fought for the country’s independence has become subordinate to business interests...the focus of a new documentary, “The Sounds of Masks,..."
Africa is a Country interviews the team behind the film to get their insight on the evictions and the dances. Read the full article here.
The team attended the IDFA Academy and IDFA Forum in November 2014, as part of the IDFA award they received in Durban for the most promising documentary. They had the most amazing time making contacts, attending workshops and masterclasses from some of the most prominent documentary film directors in the world and watching a lot of inspirational films.
hot docs blue ice fund comes on board
We are ecstatic to announce that The Sound of Masks was selected as one of the projects receiving support from the Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund. Nine African film projects have been chosen to receive a total of $118,000 in development, production and completion grants from the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund in its fourth round of disbursements. The support includes an invitation to the 2015 Hot Docs Festival in Toronto as well as an invitation to the Durban Film Mart 2015, where the project proved successful already with the IDFA Award for Most Promising Pitch in 2014.
See the film description as well as the other recipients here.
the sound of masks secures NFVF support
Following on from the successful pitch at the Durban International Film Mart, the team was excited to receive development funding from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa. This support will enable the team to move forward with the development stage and do more research and filming before principal photography begins in 2015.
The sound of masks wins at Durban film mart african pitch
At the close of the Durban FilmMart on July 24 2014, the IDFA Award for Most Promising Documentary Pitch was awarded to the South African project The Sound of Masks. As part of the prize, the team will be invited to attend IDFA Forum this November.