Durban FilmMart calls for submissions


The organisers of Durban FilmMart are calling for submissions for its second edition to be held from 22 to 25 July 2011, during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21 to31 July). Successful applicants from the African continent will get the opportunity to be selected to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme. They will also participate in an exciting master-class and workshop programme.

The Durban FilmMart is partnership project between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). Over 200 international producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers and funding organisations attended the successful inaugural edition in July 2010.

Designed to create partnerships and further the development and production of African cinema, Durban FilmMart ultimately aims to raise the visibility of projects from the African continent, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers and other industry partners and act as a feeder stage for established co-production markets  such as DFM’s official partner, CineMart, of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

African film practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity as a means of promoting their projects, meeting experts and networking with industry professionals from across the globe. The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2011.

Entry is open to:
·        Projects with an African citizen attached to one of the three key creative roles of producer, director or writer. Proof of African citizenship or birth must be provided through a certified copy of a valid African passport/ birth certificate;
·        Africans living in the Diaspora, but who still have African citizenship or have proof of birth in Africa;
·        Projects with a producer attached.

For more information on the Durban FilmMart and how to submit a project  visit  . For further enquires contact
email:  or ; Tel: +27 31 311 4248 Fax: +27 31 311 4092


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