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7th Durban FilmMart Full Programme Announced

May 25 2016 12:00AM

This year’s DFM industry development programme has a strong focus on story development, the essential starting point for any film, and so a number of sessions will delve into topics that will address the subject of “What is an African story and how to sell these African stories”. South African film-makers Junaid Ahmed and Akin Omotoso will share their experiences of developing their latest films – Happiness is a Four Letter Word and Tell Me Sweet Something respectively.

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Call for African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera-Encounters Pitching Forum - Johannesburg, 11 June 2016

May 24 2016 12:00AM

The Encounters South African International Documentary Festival, in partnership with Al Jazeera, is calling African filmmakers to submit proposals for the Al Jazeera-Encounters Pitching Forum taking place in Johannesburg on Saturday, 11 June 2016. The deadline is this Friday, 27 May 2016.

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Bertha Foundation is co-commissioning 12 short films with Guardian.

May 24 2016 12:00AM

Guardian is relaunching their documentary strand in Summer 2016 in partnership with the Bertha Foundation. For the new Guardian Documentaries strand, the idea is that we will do slightly longer shorts - possibly as long as 20 minutes - and that we will invest up to a maximum of £15,000 per film.

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