Durban FilmMart calls for submissions


The third edition of Durban FilmMart (DFM) will take place from 20 to 23 July 2012, during the 33rd Durban International Film Festival (19 to 29 July). Organisers have issued a call for submissions of both feature-length fiction and documentary projects (including animation).

Selected projects will be invited to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme.

The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2012.

DFM is a partnership project between the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) that provides filmmakers from across Africa a valued opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors, sales agents and potential co-producers. 

Over 200 industry professionals attended the successful Durban FilmMart of 2011, participating in meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on latest trends in film finance, marketing, distribution and new media technologies.

Entry for the DFM 2012 is open to:

  • Projects in which either the producer, director or writer is an African citizen. 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 project submission criteria and processes please visit For further enquires contact
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Tel: +27 31 311 4243Fax: +27 31 311 4092


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