About the Durban FilmMart


The 5th Durban FilmMart is set to take place in Durban at the new venue of
Tsogo Sun, Elangeni Hotel from 18 – 21 July 2014, during the 35th edition of the
Durban International Film Festival (17 – 27 July 2014). A joint initiative between
the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival – the annual
Durban FilmMart serves as a meeting place for African filmmakers, financiers,
broadcasters and top film experts. Its aim is to not only create partnerships and
drive the development of African film content, but to also provide global
awareness and recognition for African cinema.

The Durban FilmMart is proud to receive the ongoing support of a number of
international partners and supporters. These partners include the International
Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, Hot Docs – Blue Ice Documentary Film
Fund, Rotterdam Cinemart, Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, Arte
France, Produire au Sud, France, Afrinolly, Docubox, Rome Cinema Network and
many more.

Delegates of this year’s Durban FilmMart will have access to insightful sessions
presented by leading experts in the Masterclasses and the “Africa in Focus’
programme, featuring local and international industry experts and filmmakers,
who will discuss African issues and initiatives. In particular, this year’s industry
programme will have a special focus on story development and will also include
a trans-media lab programme for the first time.

This year’s official selection of Durban FilmMart projects will comprise of 10
feature films and 10 documentaries. The selected projects will participate in one-
on-one closed meetings within the Finance Forum. Scheduled networking
sessions will also be available for delegates who are on the lookout for co-
production partners. If you are looking for opportunities to promote your brand,
a number of options are available – contact info@durbanfilmmart.com.


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