Africa Partners

iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival

iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Festival holds annually in the third week of March, in Lagos, Nigeria. The inaugural festival was held in 2011. The festival was founded by Femi Odugbemi, Jahman Anikulapo, and Makin Soyinka, to promote awareness about the power of the documentary film genre to serve as a means of deepening and sharing social and cultural education as well as encouraging participatory democracy in our societies. iREP is conceptualized on the framework of AFRICA IN SELF-CONVERSATION; and it is designed to create a platform of awareness and expression for aspiring and practicing filmmakers who are creating socially relevant documentary films to positively impact our world. iREP Film Festival has been a partner festival with DOK.fest since 2013.


Zimbabwe International Film Festival

Established in 1997, the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) is the flagship programme of the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust (ZIFFT). Progressive, Forward-thinking, Dynamic, Creative, Relevant, and African; ZIFF is a premier 8-day annual festival that showcases the best in film from around the world. The Festival also incorporates the Trust’s other programmes: the Film Forum (FF), which forms the industry programme; Outreach2Educate (o2e), which screens films and hosts workshops in disadvantaged and grassroots communities; and Short Film Project (SFP), which produces quality short films by mentoring emerging filmmakers to make their first film, thereby kick starting their careers. ZIFF has distinguished itself as a significant player in the region for developing talented film makers through its unique training opportunities, and contributes to the telling of vibrant, socially and politically relevant African stories. ZIFFT has been a partner of DOK.fest since 2014.


Encounters South African International Documentary Festival

Encounters South African International Documentary Festiva (Encounters) is the premier documentary festival in Africa and one of the oldest film festivals on the continent. This year it celebrartes its 20th anniversary. It remains one of only a few on the continent that is solely dedicated to the genre. Since its inception, the festival has advanced the currency of documentaries in the country and region, supporting new productions and giving an African platform to international documentaries.