Durban calls for film fundis

2015-11-10 13:43

Durban – If you have a talent for making movies or think you could be the next great in the film industry and require funding, then the city of Durban could be the place for you.

In an effort to promote the arts, the eThekwini Municipality has called on filmmakers to submit their projects for the Durban Film Mart (DFM) seventh edition.

The programme is open to full length feature and documentary films with Africans in key creative roles such as writers, directors and producers that are looking for co-producers, investors, sales agents and funders.

The programme is a joint initiative of the Durban Film Office, eThekwini’s industry development unit and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) to raise the visibility of African cinema and stimulates production on the continent to facilitate project collaboration between African filmmakers.

Deputy Mayor Nomvuzo Shabalala encouraged African film makers to take advantage of the opportunity.

“We are encouraging African film makers to submit their project to DFM. This is a platform for African filmmakers to be heard as well as providing a chance to get their foot in the door through facilitating funding and networking within the industry. A selection committee will review all submissions for consideration, and will select 10 fiction features and 10 documentary feature projects that are in development to participate.”

The closing date for submissions is 14 December. To find out more about the DFM 2016, project submission criteria and how to submit your project, please visit

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