About the Durban Film Office

Established in 2003, the Durban Film Office (DFO) is a Department of eThekwini Municipality’s Economic Development and Investment Promotion Unit, responsible for the promotion and development of the Film and Television Industry in the City of Durban. 

The overarching vision of the Durban Film Office is for Durban to be internationally recognized as a dynamic, creative, innovative and cost-effective production centre, where residents regularly consume product created in the city and where the film sector contributes significantly to the economy and international profile of Durban and its citizens. 

The goal is to support the creation of a viable and economically sustainable film and television sector in the City, where Durban filmmakers are renowned for creating high-quality content, for local and international audiences and for Durban to be recognised as a preferred destination for feature films and commercial media production. 

The mission of the Durban Film Office moving forward is to pro-actively contribute to building and supporting an enabling environment that will deliver on the vision.