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, Hot Docs 2019, New York African Film Festival and the Durban International Film Festival. 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

Officially selected for: IDFA 2018, Hot Docs 2019, Durban International Film Festival 2019 (in competition)

Music Videos

Wind - Francesca Biancoli (2019)

Co-producer and co-director

Maramza - uWrongu feat Bonj Mpanza (2018)

Co-Director/Cinematographer/Editor

Ribbon Tooth - Music Video for Card On Spokes (2017)

Writer/Director/Editor

MID-lenght & Short Documentaries

YouLead: Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders (8min, 2018)

Director/Editor

NGIYAPHILA: Spirituality & Sexuality (26min, 2016)

Director/Cinematographer

Produced by Steps for the Future

MAMA GOEMA: THE CAPE TOWN BEAT IN FIVE MOVEMENTS (55min, 2011)

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

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