Steven Markovitz

Co-director
Steven Markovitz

Steven Markovitz has over 25 years’ experience in feature films, documentaries, short films, distribution and festivals. He has produced in more than 25 African countries with films that have screened in Cannes, Sundance, Berlin, Toronto and Venice. Steven co-founded the production company Big World Cinema in 1994 as well as Encounters South African International Documentary Festival in 1999.

WHO WE ARE

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Lesedi Shubane

Project Manager
Lesedi Shubane (she/her) works in service of a more just world, collaborating with artists, storytellers, organizations and institutions on projects that imagine such a place...
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Vuyokazi Kadalie

Project Coordinator
Vuyo Kadalie graduated with a BA in Motion Picture in Television Producing and holds a MA in Visual & Media Anthropology. Her skills and talent...
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Antoinette Engel

Producer
Antoinette Engel has worked in film and television since 2009 with a focus on documentary programming. In 2021 she was one of 12 creative professionals...
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Tarha McKenzie

Programme Manager
Tarha McKenzie is an independent contractor working in the film industry since 2011. Her career highlights include managing Africa’s premiere documentary festival – the Encounters...
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Taryn Joffe

Distribution Coordinator
Taryn Joffe has worked in film since 2010, with a focus on film programming, film criticism and film distribution. She is a Curator at Encounters...
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Ratidzo Muyambo

Communications Assistant 
Rati is a Master’s student at UCT studying media with a background in film & Television studies, media and writing, and is specifically passionate about...
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Zayd Minty

Board Member
Zayd Minty has been involved in culture and development professionally since 1993, as a cultural manager, curator and commentator. He has played a key cultural...
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‘Gbenga Sesan

Board Member
‘Gbenga Sesan is the Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative, a pan-African social enterprise working on digital inclusion and digital rights through its offices in Cameroon,...
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Lina Srivastava

Board Member
Lina Srivastava catalyzes and amplifies social impact in human rights and global development through cultural expression. She is a strategist who combines media, technology, art,...
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Caitlin Robinson

Consulting Producer
Caitlin Robinson is a consulting producer and entertainment strategist.  She explores emerging technology’s influence on how stories can be told and how stories can reach audiences....
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Ingrid Kopp

Co-director
Ingrid Kopp has worked in documentaries and interactive media since 2000. In addition to her work with Electric South, Ingrid co-founded Immerse, a publication on...
Steven Markovitz

Steven Markovitz

Co-director
Steven Markovitz has over 25 years’ experience in feature films, documentaries, short films, distribution and festivals. He has produced in more than 25 African countries...