Program

DAY 1

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

9:00 AM
Morning tea/coffee greeting at the beautiful Labia Theatre!
9:00 AM
10:00 AM
The female gaze from an African point of view
WORKSHOP & DISCUSSION
What is this female gaze and why is it important? With examples from film photography and science. Don’t miss this first session with Film Reframed, story boarder Roman Cuilla will explain Gaze and Bias with a focus on African Women Film makers. Thihangwi Ramutsindela, University of Cape Town (South Africa) and Dr. Juliet Karisa, Marine Scientist (Kenya) will be discussing the Female Gaze from an African Point of View.
10:00 AM
11:30 AM
Story construction, building blocks and narration
WORKSHOP Loglines, Synopsii, Treatments – Building Blocks! These skills are film projects’ foundations - What goes into script writing and presentation? How to write in a team? Yolanda Ncokotwana & speakers from South Africa’s National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF)
11:30 AM
1:00 PM
Lunch
Run through your story ideas, portfolios & decks with Jacqueline Farmer, Yonola Viguerie, Pragna Kok & Yolanda Ncokotwana
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Introduction to our first sound workshop
Introduction to our first sound workshop with an incredible 15min nature sound session brought to you by the Listening Planet
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Masterclass on Sound & Bioacoustics Workshop 1
Investigating the production, propagation and recording of sound in living beings, vital for film making and science. Dr. Tess Gridely, Erin Ross-Marsh & Sasha Dines will be introducing us to the incredible sounds of the natural world, both marine and terrestrial.
2:45 PM
5:30 PM
Inauguration by French Consul General Laurent Alberti
5:30 PM
6:00 PM
SCREENING - 'The Velvet Queen' by Marie Amiguet
In this beautiful film we are so pleased to be able to bring to our Festival audience, Marie’s camera films and directs her partner, photographer Vincent Munier and writer Sylvain Tesson, in their quest to find the most elusive of all cats, the Snow Leopard. (open to the public)
6:00 PM
8:00 PM
Nature Through Her Eyes Photography Exhibition Opening
Find us at the Alliance Française Gallery and discover the 32 selected photographs!
8:00 PM

DAY 2

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18TH

10:00 AM
Masterclass on Sound & Bioacoustics Workshop 2
How to use digital recorders and microphones, at sea and on land. Acoustic communication in marine mammals. What is frequency about? What is signal processing? The goal of this workshop is to become familiar with recorders and microphones and how best to use them. With Dr.Tess Gridley, Rachel Probert & Catherine Nadin.
10:00 AM
1:00 PM
Lunch
Run through your story ideas, portfolios & decks with Jacqueline Farmer, Yonola Viguerie, Pragna Kok & Yolanda Ncokotwana.
1:00 PM
2:30 PM
Introduction to our first sound workshop
Introduction to our second sound workshop with another 15min nature sound session brought to you by the Listening Planet
2:30 PM
2:45 PM
Women in the field
DISCUSSION What does natural history film making mean for family, friends & relationships? How to hold it all together & negotiate your dream. With Dr Paula Kahumbu (Kenya, Director of WildlifeDirect) & Yolanda Ncokotwana.
2:45 PM
4:00 PM
Conversation & clips with Erica Rugabandana
Erica Rugabandana (Tanzania) discusses her journey as a cinematographer & film maker.
4:00 PM
6:00 PM
SCREENING - 'Honeyland' Co-directed by Tamara Kotevska
We are thrilled to bring this award winning film to South Africa about the trials of a Macedonian woman who uses ancient bee keeping traditions to make honey, but is challenged by the arrival of a new neighbour. (open to the public)
6:00 PM

DAY 3

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH

9:00 AM
Sound in the field
HALF DAY WORKSHOP Join us out on the ocean and listen and record some real ocean soundscapes, putting into practice what we will have learned with Tess Gridley and Sasha Dines. The 2 deck Southern Right ship will take us out of Simon’s Town, for some ocean recording sessions, if we’re lucky with humpback whale and dolphin!
9:00 AM
3:00 PM
Keynote address: Women in African conservation
With Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect, National Geographic Explorer and Trustee with the WWF. (open to the public)
3:00 PM
5:00 PM
SCREENING - African female directed & lensed documentaries
We are excited to bring some of Africa’s own to the big screen with an evening of Avant Premières
5:00 PM

DAY 4

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 20TH

9:00 AM
Impact Production
WORKSHOP Don’t miss this final session ! Liani and her team will be conducting case studies on how to make documentary film making more impactful, reaching out to the audiences we want to target. With Dr. Liani Maasdrop, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Production at the University of Cape Town. (open to the public).
9:00 AM
12:00 PM
Closing remarks Nature Through Her Eyes 2022
With Dr Paula Kahumbu, CEO of WildlifeDirect, National Geographic Explorer and Trustee with the WWF. (open to the public)
12:00 PM
Afternoon
Free diving with Sea the Bigger Picture
Afternoon