AFAC Documentary Program - 2014
Steven Markovitz (born 1965) is a South African film and television producer. He has produced, co-produced and executive-produced features, documentaries and short films including the acclaimed "Boy called Twist", "Behind the Rainbow" and "Viva Riva!". Since 2007, he has worked all over Africa producing documentary series and fiction. He has an associate office in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo and works with production offices across Africa. Markovitz is the co-founder of "Encounters", the South African International Documentary Film Festival, and the Close Encounters Documentary Laboratory, now in its 16th year. He is a founding member of the "Independent Producers Organisation" and has sat on various international film juries and selection panels, including Cinemart, Rotterdam, IDFA Bertha Fund and Silverdocs. He recently moderated the first Good Pitch in Johannesburg in partnership with BRITDOC.