Get your ticket for this year’s Durban FilmMart

Shanelle Jewarain.

TWENTY TWO fiction feature films and documentaries projects in development from around Africa have been selected for the eighth edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM) which takes place in Durban from July 14 to 17.

A joint programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s film industry development unit, the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), the DFM aims to showcase and increase awareness of African cinema through stimulating film production on the continent by encouraging collaborations among African filmmakers.

The projects this year have been selected from across Africa, including Egypt, Kenya, Morocco, Benin, DRC, Namibia, Somalia, Mozambique and South Africa.

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“We are more than delighted with this year’s submissions and selection of projects,” saidToni Monty, head of the DFO. “We have a range of countries represented as well as an interesting selection of topics and themes, which we are sure will engage and pique the interest of the visiting experts and peers. With 12 feature films and 10 documentaries, this promises to be a bumper edition and we look forward to welcoming and engaging with the film-makers on these projects in the hope that the DFM will act as a facilitator and catalyst for the further development of these films.”

The selected fiction and documentary film-makers will attend the DFM and will be meeting one-on-one with possible co-producers and financiers in the Finance Forum. They will also pitch their work to a panel of commissioning editors from local and international funders and financiers, and meet and network with a wide range of industry experts and possible collaborators during the four-day event.

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Filmmakers who do not have projects selected for the market are also invited to attend as delegates. There will be a full programme of masterclasses, forums and networking events during the DFM.

For more information on the Durban FilmMart and to register as a delegate visit

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