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03 Nov 2015  |   4th Durban Metro Film Awards: Call out for film submissions

                             

                                            

We would like to invite all film makers to submit their films for the 4th Durban Metro Film Awards. The Awards Ceremony will be on the 4th of December 2015, at Elangeni Hotel. Our film submissions’ call out period opens on the 15th of October 2015 until the 15th of November 2015. Films from any genre can be submitted in a DVD format. We request that the films which are submitted must be clearly marked with: “The Film Title”, “The Producer’s Name” and “The Producer’s Contact Details”. Our categories are as follows:

1. Best Actor

2. Best Actress

3. Best Supporting Actor

4. Best Supporting Actress

5. Best Screen Writer/Story

6. Best Director

7. Best Editor

8. Best Feature Film

9. Best Sound

10. Best Cinematographer

11. Best Student Production

12. Best Documentary

Film producing is hard work, which requires commitment, diligence, sacrifices and taking risks. Anyone who had ever attempted producing a film knows this; whether it was a 5 minutes short or a 120 minutes full feature. The film producer needs to have total faith in the story and believe that the audience would love it as much as he does if not more. Whether a film producer is a learned, skilled individual in the film producing craft or an amateur who is simply doing what he loves, neither of them really know what life their films would take once the audience lays eyes on them. There are no guarantees. There are tried and tested methods but they are not for each and every story. Some stories require that the producer does not follow rules in order for them to work. Ethekwini Filmmakers Association and its funders: Durban Film Office, Ethekwini Municipality and Kwazulu Natal Film Commission would like to commend anyone who has ever taken the risk of telling our stories through film. The message behind these awards is: “Keep on keeping at it!”

Films can be hand delivered to Durban Film Office, 41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue,Rennies House, 11th Floor no later than the 15th of November 2015 during office hours.

Regrettably, films with technical errors will not be considered. For any enquiries regarding the awards’ submissions, please, contact Ethekwini Filmmakers Association (EFA) via email: efa031@gmail.com or call the General Secretary Ntuthuzelo Gentse: 0834989580 or 0729707835