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 Feature Length Documentary Film 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.

More recently Sara directed the film “Hunted for their Body Parts” for Amnesty International, their second most successful campaign of 2016 so far.She also directed the film “NGIYAPHILA: Spirituality and Sexuality” for Steps for the Future, which is being launched at the 2016 AIDS conference in Durban. Sara is currently in post-production with the feature documentary "The Sound of Masks" in Mozambique,funded by the N.F.V.F., the Hot Docs Blue Ice Fund, IDFA Bertha Fund and RTP2.

THE SOUND OF MASKS - TEASER DEC 2016

Documentary Film (In post-production)

Producer/Director/Cinematographer

Ribbon Tooth - Music Video for Card On Spokes

Writer/Director/Editor

Maramza - uWrongu feat Bonj Mpanza

Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor

NGIYAPHILA: Spirituality & Sexuality
Director/Cinematographer
Produced by Steps for the Future

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

ASHES IN THE EARTH

Co-Director/Cinematographer


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