Restless Talent Management hosts pitch event at DFM


Restless Talent Management, the first global management company to focus on
African talent, will be hosting its Restless Pitch event for the second time at this
year’s edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM), a Durban International Film Festival
(DIFF) and the Durban Film Office (DFO) developmental initiative for African
filmmakers which is funded by the City of Durban. Since its inaugural edition at DFM
2014, The Restless Pitch has been held successfully around the world (Film Africa
London, Zimbabwe International Film Festival, AFRIFF, New York Africa Film
Festival, Nollywood Week Paris), providing African filmmakers with the opportunity
to put their best projects forward. The 6th DFM is set to take place from 17 to 20
July 2015 at Durban’s Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel, alongside DIFF which is set for 16 to
26 July.

Organised in partnership with the festival, The Restless Pitch will take place on
Monday 20 July from 14h00 to 16h00 at the Southern Sun Elangeni hotel, the
festival precinct for both DFM and DIFF.

Candidates will be randomly selected among the filmmakers willing to pitch, and
each will have three minutes to present their best idea for a feature film or TV
show in front of a panel of experts that will include Restless Talent Management’s
Tendeka Matatu and Thandeka Zwana; producer of DIFF’s opening film
Ayanda Terry Pheto; award-winning Nigerian actor and lead in
Ayanda OC Ukeje; head of Production and Development at the
National Film and Video Foundation Vuyo Sokupa; head of International Acquisitions
at XYZ Films Todd Brown; award-winning producer Elias Ribeiro; acquisitions
content coordinator at MNet Mbalenhle Ntuli; and Berlinale Festival programmer
Dorothee Wenner.

The filmmaker with the most promising, interesting and ultimately best idea put
forward will win a one-on-one coaching session with Restless Talent Management at
DFM, potentially leading to a representation deal for his or her project.

“Since its inception at DFM 2014, The Restless Pitch has become the leading
platform for African filmmakers to engage with industry influencers. Over the past
year we have successfully hosted the pitch at a number of established festivals
around the world. We are excited to be back at DFM and look forward to hosting a
lively and rewarding event’ says Tendeka Matatu, co-founder and CCO of Restless


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