SARA CF DE GOUVEIA

Sara Gouveia is an award winning filmmaker and photographer. Her documentary “Mama Goema: The Cape Town Beat in Five Movements" won the audience award for Best South African Documentary at the Tri Continental Film Festival 2011 and screened at festivals worldwide. Sara’s short dance film “Scarlet Days” won the Jury Award for Best Film at the 5thInShadow Festival 2013 and her spec ad for Axe "Modern Man"won Second place in the Mofilm Global Axe Competition 2015. 

Sara has worked as a writer, director and cinematographer in commercials, online campaigns and short documentaries for various clients such as Axe, Guinness, Amnesty International, Regency, China Central TV, University of Cape Town, Human Science and Resource Centre and Project 90x2030 and has created a number of music videos for South African artists.

Sara's first feature length documentary "The Sound of Masks", set in Mozambique, had its World Premiere at IDFA 2018 and was officially selected for the Marrakesh International Film Festival 2018. The film was funded by the N.F.V.F., the Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund and RTP. Sara is currently in development with the short film "Nawar: She Who Guards herself".

Feature Documentaries

The Sound of Masks - 70min, Documentary, 2018

Producer/Director/Cinematographer

Music Videos

Ribbon Tooth - Music Video for Card On Spokes

Writer/Director/Editor

Maramza - uWrongu feat Bonj Mpanza

Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Short Documentaries

YouLead: Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders

Director/Editor

Commercials

AXE "MODERN MAN" SPEC AD

Co-Director/Co-Writer/Editor


Winner: Second Place MOFILM Global Axe Competition

GUINNESS "LOOK TO THE STARS"

Co-Director/Cinematographer


Shortlisted "Guinness: Made of More" Competition

other work

ASHES IN THE EARTH

Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor


Shortlisted for World Genero Storytellers Competition

Showreel 2014

SCARLET DAYS (TRAILER)

Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Best Video-Dance Film - 5th InShadow Festival 2013

MAMA GOEMA: THE CAPE TOWN BEAT IN FIVE MOVEMENTS

Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor
Best South African Documentary - Tricontinental Film Festival