Now in its fourth year, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), which is a joint programme of the
Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), takes
place from 19 to 22 July 2013 during the 34th edition of the DIFF that runs from 18 to
28 July 2013.
The DFM is principally funded by the City of Durban and is a co-production and finance
market with aims to reach out to key players in the film sectors, both national and
international, to facilitate opportunities for African filmmakers to tap into various
sources of funding, encourage co-production, and introduce entry level filmmakers to
At the DFM’s closed Finance Forum African filmmakers, selected by an international
project reader committee, engage in a two-day pitching and packaging training
programme prior to the one-on-one meetings with investors where filmmakers pitch
The Producers’ Forum at DFM is a four-day forum for professional filmmakers where
master classes and seminars on critical issues in film are covered. This is a great
opportunity for filmmakers from around the globe to gather and network with peers,
making new and strengthening existing connections.
Running alongside the DFM professional programme, for which there is a delegate
registration fee, there is the free Africa in Focus programme, a four-day series of
workshops and seminars for entry level filmmakers, run by the Durban International
Film Festival, with a special focus on the development of African content.
DFM is considered an important interface with global film sectors and a significant
catalyst for growth of the African film industry. Numerous past projects have come to
fruition in full exhibition.
For more information, go to www.durbanfilmmart.com or contact Mona Pilane on