We’re celebrating our 5th edition with a brand new partnership

“DIFF warmly welcomes P2P onto its list of organisational partners. This collaboration cements a long standing collegial relationship and we hope to develop the initiative’s scope and ambition in years to come.- DIFF Director Pedro Pimenta

The People to People International Documentary Conference is pleased to announce that the 5th edition of the popular documentary speak-easy will be hosted in partnership with the Durban International Film Festival for the first time in 2015. Since 2007, the biannual conference has offered the continent’s documentary community a dedicated platform to share knowledge, build networks and debate the art, business and technology of documentary making from an African perspective within a global context.

Celebrated filmmaker activist Rehad Desai will spearhead a program focused on documentaries that inspire change and will feature some of the world’s leading documentary impact professionals.


“moving to Durban to partner with South Africa’s premiere film event opens up a world of possibility for P2P. We believe this consolidates our respective organizations commitment to strengthen and develop documentary practice on the continent, allowing us to serve this most vulnerable yet critical genre more effectively.” – P2P Director Rehad Desai

P2P 2015 will take place alongside The Durban International Film Festival on the 21st and 22nd of July.

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Registration opens 8 June 2015. Full programme featuring an international speaker line-up that includes BBC Storyville’s Nick Fraser, award-winning producer Joslyn Barnes and Elise McCave of the Britdoc Foundation coming soon

P2P 2015 is supported by The SA-UK Seasons 2014 and 2015, The Bertha Foundation and The Ford Foundation. Its organisational partners include The Channel Four Britdoc Foundation, The Documentary Filmmakers Association (SA) and The Association For Transformation of Film and Television (SA)