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12 Feb 2015  |   Durban FilmMart Call Out

Durban FilmMart Call Out


The annual Durban FilmMart would like to remind all African filmmakers interested in submitting their projects for DFM 2015 that submissions are currently open and close on the 15th February 2015.

We look forward to the submissions for next year’s DFM and encourage African filmmakers to take a chance and put themselves out there - you never know where this first step can take you.” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.

DFM has worked with ninety-five official projects making their debuts at the four day event in Durban over the past five years. Many DFM alumni’s have secured further funding grants and screened at film festivals around the world, establishing Durban FilmMart as a key platform for budding African filmmakers to propel their film making careers.

Durban FilmMart 2015 will select 10 fiction feature and 10 Documentary feature projects in development to participate in the 6th Durban FilmMart taking place 17 – 20th July 2015. Interested African filmmakers, from writers to directors, are encouraged to submit their projects by 15 February 2015.

It is important to note that all projects must have both a producer and director attached. 

To find out more about the DFM 2015, project submission criteria and how to submit your project, please visit www.durbanfilmmart.com

For further enquires contact: info@durbanfilmmart.com or call   +27 31 311 4243

Note to Editors:

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) is a co-production and finance market and is a joint programme of the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). DFM provides filmmakers from across Africa with a valuable opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors, sales agents and potential co-producers, and to participate in meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on the latest industry trends.  www.durbanfilmmart.com

The Durban Film Office (DFO) is the film industry development arm of the eThekwini Municipality, mandated to position Durban as a world-class film production destination and facilitator for the development of the local film industry. The DFO drives activity and development in the sector in order to boost tourism, job creation and the development of core skills and SMMEs in the region.  www.durbanfilmoffice.com

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) presents over 250 screenings from different countries and cultures with a special focus on Africa. The festival includes development programmes such as Talent Campus Durban and a rich schedule of workshops. DIFF is a flagship project of the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, which facilitates creative platforms and economic opportunities for artists and related industries, intercultural exchange and network development, training, audience development and strategic Pan-African and international cooperation in the cultural sectors.  www.cca.ukzn.ac.za