2020 official project selection


A Can of Condensed Milk (Working Title)
Producer: Julie Laurenz
Director: Sara Blecher
Country: South Africa 

Al Bahs An Manfaz L Khoroug Al Sayed Rambo (Seeking Haven For Mr Rambo)
Producer: Rasha Hosny
Director: Khaled Mansour
Country: South Africa

Al Mostamara (The Settlement)
Producers: Hala Lotfy, Etienne de Ricaud
Director: Mohamed Ibrahim
Country: Egypt

Producers: Bridget Pickering
Director: Kurt Orderson
Screenwriter: Rae Human 
Country: South Africa 

Goodbye Julia
Producers: Amjad Abu Alala
Director: Mohamed Kordofani
Country: Sudan 

Mehal Sefari (Median)
Producer: Tamara Dawit
Director: Abraham Gezahagne
Country: Ethiopia

Over The Republic
Exec Producer: Ramadan Suleman
Director: Lamar Bonhomme
Country: South Africa

Searching For Lebo
Producer: Matrid Nyagah
Director: Simon Mukali
Country: Kenya 

Producers: Wilf Varvill, Arnaud Dommerc, Michael Henrichs
Director: Issa Serge Coelo
Country: Chad 

Stellar Collision
Producer: Layla Swart
Director: Thishiwe Ziqubu
Country: South Africa 

The Accident
Producer: Khosi Dali
Director: Imran Hamdulay
Country: South Africa 

The Weekend
Producer: Akona Matyila
Director: Kenneth Gwele
Country: South Africa 

Vlees Van My Vlees (Flesh from My Flesh)
Producer: Lucia Meyer-Marais, Jozua Malherbe
Director: Matthys Boshoff
Country: South Africa 

Vrees (Fear)
Producer: Corne Van Rooyen
Director: Rene Van Rooyen 
Country: South Africa 

We All Fall Down
Producer: Tapiwa Chipfupa
Director: Tapiwa Chipfupa
Country: Zimbabwe

12 Pangas
Producer: James Tayler
Director: Xola Meto
Country: South Africa

Abo Zabaal 1989
Producer: Kesmat El Sayed
Director: Bassam Mortada
Country: Egypt

Beyond the Light Barrier
Producer: Uga L Carlini
Ass. Producers: Jacqui Teasdale-Pearson, Dumi Gumbi, Toni Caradonna
Director: Uga L Carlini
Country South Africa

Big Boys Don't Cry
Producer: Hala Lofty 
Co-producer: Philipp Mairice Raube
Director: Muhammad Mustapha 
Country: Egypt

Des Espoirs (Hope)
Producer: Erige Sehri 
Director: Dhia Jerbi 
Country: Tunisia 

E Quem Cozinha? (And Who Will Cook?)
Producer: Samira Vera-Cruz
Director: Samira Vera-Cruz
Country: Cape Verde

How to Build a Library
Producers: Maia Lekow & Christopher  King
Directors: Maia Lekow & Christopher  King
Country: Kenya 

Les Oublies (The Forgotten Ones)
Producers: Abdoulsalam Hama, Julien Fiorentino
Directors: Ousmane Samassekou
Country: Mali 

Man of God
Producer: Jack Chiang
Director: Poppy Madela
Country: South Africa 

O Navio e o Mar (The Ship and the Sea)
Producer: Lara Sousa
Co-producer: Matheus Mello
Directors: Lara Sousa and Everlane Moraes
Country: Mozambique

Pan Africa & The Ticking Time Bomb
Producer: Eva Njoki Munyiri
Co-producer: Jean Meeran
Director: Eva Njoki Munyiri
Country: Kenya and South Africa 

Rising up at Night
Producers: Dada Kahindo, Rosa Spaliviero
Director: Nelson Makengo
Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo

The House is Burning
Producers: Natalie Geyser, Sara Gouveia
Director: Sara Gouveia
Country: South Africa 

The Men Who Speak Gayle
Producers: Georgie Paget, Thembisa Cochrane
Director: Andrew Brukman
Country: South Africa

The Wall of Death
Producers: Merieme Addou, Alexis Taillant, Nadege Labe
Director: Amine Sabir
Country: Morocco

What's Eating My Mind
Producer: Sam Soko
Director: Noella Luka 
Country: Kenya


2020 talents durban selection



Producer: Ramses Mahfoudh
Director: Issam Bouguerra

Behind High Walls
Producer: Jonathan Kyriakou
Director: Pheello Mofokeng
Country: South Africa

Between Worlds
Producer: Lydia Sue-Ellen Chitunya
Screenwriter: Adong Judith
Country: Uganda

Extravagant Ways to Say Goodbye
Producer: No producer
Director: Liese Kuhn
Country: South Africa

Ndi & Friends
Director: Paul Samba
Country: Cameroon

Objective Fespaco
Producer: Yoan Sea Douin Guelaté Casimir
Director: Yoan Sea Douin Guelaté Casimir
Country: Ivory Coast


Producer: Reda Zerouali
Director: Aymen El Hankouri
Country: Morocco

Producer: DEOGRATUS SURAH and Florence Mkinga
Director: Florence Mkinga
Country: Tanzania

Producer: Tinyiko Mvelase, Nina van Rensburg, Lourens van Rensburg, Jozua Malherbe
Director: Hlumela Matika
Country: South Africa

Our Identity
Producer: Oliver MEDJIGBODO
Director: Dossou Gildas
Country: Benin

The Last Scar
Producer: Dieudonné Alaka
Director: Stella Tchuisse
Country: Cameroon

The Robot’s Last Job
Producer: Xolani Nhlapho
Director: Neo Sibiya
Country: South Africa


Black People Don't Get Depressed

Producer: Cati Weinek
Director: Sara Chitambo
Country: South Africa

I might not normally share this
Producer: Shehab Shaheen
Director: Noura Sharaf
Country: Egypt

No winners in war

Producer: Carol O. Keosedile
Director: Tricia Laone Sello
Country: Botswana

Producer: No Producer
Director: Moimi Wezam
Country: Democratic Republic of Congo

To Be Loved
Producer: Arnold SETOHOU
Director: Justin Palakiyem Kpatchaa
Country: Togo

Their Choir
Producer: Addou Merieme
Director: Zineb Chafchaouni
Country: Morocco

The Kingdom of Masindi
Producer: No producer
Director: Dowelani Edward Nenzhelele
Country: South Africa


The Fam

Producer: Dr Tshepo P. Maaka
Director: Kabelo Maaka
Country: South Africa

The Elected
Producer: No producer
Director: Kossi Messan Akoda
Country: Togo

Lwanda Magere
Producer: Mark Kinuthia
Director: Mark Kinuthia
Country: Kenya



The Oath

Producer: Bonie Sithebe and Julie Hall
Director: Johannes Mzwandile Spirit
Country: South Africa

Producer: Lucy MWANGI
Screenwriter: Voline Ogutu
Country: Tanzania

Producer: Pedro Soulé
Director: Nuno Pereira
Country: Cape Verde

Producer: INGABIRE Delice
Screenwriter: Denis Valery Ndayish
Country: Rwanda




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Day of the Vow
Producers:         David Franciscus, Nicki Priem
Producer/Writer:   Marlie S. Jacobs 
Director:          David Franciscus   
Country:           South Africa  

Mami Wata
Producer:          Oge Obasi
Director:          C.J.Obasi
Country:           Nigeria 

Mkhulu Wase Next Door
Producer:          Bongiwe Selane, Brendan C. Campbell
Director:          Xolelwa Nhlabatsi,
Country:           South Africa

Producer:         K
hosie Dali, David Horler 
Director:         Imran Hamduay   
Country:          South Africa

Sunflowers In The Dark
Producer:         Tapiwa Chipfupa
Director:         Ben Mahaka
Country:          Zimbabwe

The Bursary
Producer:         Brett Michael Innes
Director:         Nomawonga Khumalo
Country:          South Africa

The Legend of the Vagabond Queen of Lagos
Producer:         James Tayler, Megan Chapman,                                Andrew Maki,Mat Cerf,Joel Bolnick
Director:         Know Your City Radical Co-creative                          Film Collective
Country:          Nigeria/South Africa

Those Who Dwell in Darkness
Producer:         Dolly Mhlongo, Sithabile Mkhize
Director:         Michael Van Niekerk
Country:          South Africa

Producer:         Asma Chiboub
Director:         Amel Guellaty
Country:          Tunisia

Yam w ana
Producer:         Hala Lotfy, Ruba Atiyeh, Nadine Salib
Director:         Nadine Salib
Country:          Egypt 


Africa Mother
Producer:        Koussoubé Abdoul Karim
Director:        Yssouf Koussé
Country:         Burkina Faso

A Suitcase of Memories
Producer:        Engelbert Phiri
Director:        Zinzi Nkenene
Country:         South Africa        

Black Women and Sex
Producer:        Godisamang Khunou
Director:        Godisamang Khunou
Country:         South Africa

Kongo is Burning
Producer:        Ali Musoke
Director:        Arnold Aganze
Country:         Uganda/Congo      

Living like a shadow
Producer:        Romeo Umulisa
Director:        Claudine Ndimbira
Country:         Rwanda     

Murder in Paris - Dulcie September 

Producer:        Liezel Vermeulen and Enver Samuel 
Director:        Enver Samuel
Country:         South Africa

The Home
Producer:        Chase Musslewhite, Justin Cohen 
Director:        Jessie Zinn
Country:         South Africa          

The Last Survivor
Producer:        Mark Lotfy
Director:        Muhammad Taymour
Country:         Egypt      

The Missing Middle 
Producer:        Nomakhomazi Dewavrin
Director:        Okuhle Dyosopu
Country:         South Africa          

When Shadows Move (DFM 2018 Durban Talents Award)
Director/Prod:    Jacqui-Lee Katz
Director/Prod:    Aliki Saragas-Georgiou
Country:          South Africa


The Lunar Songbook 
Filmmaker:        Athi-Patra Ruga
Country:          South Africa

The Last Tears of The Deceased
Filmmaker:        Beza Hailu Lemma
Country:          Ethiopia 

The Spirit Guests
Filmmaker:        Fanyana Hlabangane
Country:          South Africa


Filmmaker:       Iman Djionne
Country:         Senegal

Filmmaker:       Silas Miami 
Country:         Kenya

2018 Official Project Selection



Blood & Honey

Producer: Mohamed Siam, Guillaume de Seille
Director: Mohamed Siam
Country: Egypt

Insila kashaka
Producer: Sibongile Nene
Director: Brian Khawula, Sibongile Nene
Country: South Africa

Nyanga / The Horn
Producer: Sue-Ellen Chitunya, Brett Michael Innes
Director: Brett Michael Innes
Country:  Zimbabwe

Producer: Paul Egan,  Mustapha Hendricks and Stanford Gibson
Director: Meg Rickards
Country:  South Africa

Producer: Moufida Fedhila
Director: Mehdi Hmili
Country:  Tunisia

Of Virtue
Producer: David Horler
Director: Imran Hamdulay
Country: South Africa

Plunderer, The
Producer: Ikechukwu Omenaihe
Director: Didi Cheeka
Country: Nigeria

Producer: Aldino Languana, Osvaldo Lupini Bambamba
Director: Orlando Mabasso Jr.
Country: Mozambique




At Dawn


Producer / Director: Adeyemi Michael
Country: Withheld

Cheese Girl
Producer: Batana Vundla, Marion Isaacs
Director: Milisuthando Bongela
Country: South Africa

Fitrah: To Be as God Created You
Producer: Kelly Scott
Director: Richard Finn Gregory
Country: South Africa



How to Steal a Country 


Producer: Zivia Desai, Rehad Desai
Director: Mark Kaplan, Rehad Desai
Country: South Africa

Master's Plan, The
Producer: Hanne Phlypo
Director: Yuri Ceuninck
Country: Cape Verde

Mother City
Producer: Pearlie Joubert, Miki Redelinguys
Director: Pearlie Joubert, Miki Redelinguys
Country: South Africa

Searching for Kikhia
Producer: Desert Power / Christina Carvalho
Director: Jihan Kikhia
Country: Libya

Zinder, The Seeds of Violence 
Producer: Clara Vuillermoz, Ousmane Samassekou
Director: Aicha Macky
Country: Niger


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An African Tale (Kenya)
Producer: Shirleen Wangari
Director: Gilbert Lukalia

Border (Benin)
Producer: Idrissou Mora Kpai
Director: Arouna Sacca Mora Kpai

Borderlines (South Africa)
Producers: Kim Williams and Paul Egan
Director: Meg Rickards

Dabulaphu (Short Cut) (South Africa)
Producers: Kethiwe Ngcobo and David Max Brown
Director: Norman Maake

Matigari (Congo)
Producers: Dilima Luzuko, Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda, Fidelis Duker and Cathy Muigai
Director: Balufu Bakupa Kanyinda

Miles from Nowhere (South Africa)
Producer: Bongiwe Selane
Director: Samantha Nel

Rainbows Don’t Last Long (Egypt)
Producer: Halina Dyrschka
Director: Mayye Zayed

Richard was Here (South Africa)
Producers: Akona Matyila and Jack Chiang
Director: Akona Matyila

The Girl from Wereldend (Namibia)
Producer: Dylan Voogt
Director: Jana Brückner

The Lotus (South Africa)
Producer: Bonita Sithebe
Director: Philani Sithebe

The Sovereign (South Africa)
Producers: Gary King, Cait Pansegrouw and Elias Ribeiro
Director: Wim Steytler

The Woods (South Africa)
Producer: Kofi Zwane
Director: Kofi Zwane


As I Want (Zay Mana Aiyza) (Egypt)
Producer: Karim El Hakim
Director: Samaher Alqadi

Behind Closed Doors (Morocco)
Producers: Cyriac Auriol, Hind Saih and Karoline Henkel
Directors: Yakhout Elhabibi

Better Sundays (Kenya)
Producer: Kelvin Kimathi
Director: Lydia Matata

Desterrados (Mozambique)
Producer: Fabio Ribeiro
Director: Yara Costa

Encore (working title) (South Africa)
Producers: Liesel Priem and Jolynn Minnaar
Directors: Jessie Zinn

Lobola, A Bride's True Price (South Africa)
Producer: Sarah Basyouny
Director: Sihle Hlophe

Rajada Dalka (Nation’s Hope) (Somalia)
Producers: Andy Jones, Cynthia Kane, and Lyric R Cabraland
Directors: Hana Mire

Uasi (Working Title) (Kenya)
Producers: Matrid Nyagah and Linda Ogeda
Director: Soko Sam

Womxn: Working(South Africa)
Producer: Tiny Mungwe
Director: Shanelle Jewnarain

Y Revolution (South Africa)
Producer: Suzanne du Toit
Director: Suzanne du Toit


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Dungeon Keepers - South Africa.
Producer: James Walsh
Director: James Walsh

For Your Precious Love – South Africa.
Producer: Stevan Buxt, David Heitner
Director: Keith Jones

Hatim’s Dream - Uganda.
Producer: Nathan Magoola
Director: Matthew Bishanga

Lift like a Girl – Egypt.
Producer: Mayye Zayed
Co-producer: Moritz Helmes Director: Amrosh Badr

Spirits of the Karoo – South Africa.
Producer: Zinzi Nkenene
Directors: Engelbert Phiri and Zinzi Nkenene

Testament – Kenya.
Producer: Meena Nanji,
Directors: Meena Nanji and Zippy Kimundu

The Letter – Kenya.
Producers: Maia von Lekow and Chris King,
Directors: Maia von Lekow and Chris King

Voetsak! Us, Brothers? – South Africa.
Producer: Trish Urquhart, Co-producer: Sean Moloi,
Director: Andy Spitz

Where we Belong – Ghana/South Africa.
Producer: Osei Owusu Banahene.
Director: Ben Johnson

Wizard of Zim – South Africa.
Producers: Lesedi Oluko Moche and Carolyn Carew,
Director: Samora Sekhukhune


Abnormal Loads – South Africa.
Producer: Elias Ribeiro, Cait Panesgrouw.
Director: Neil Coppen

Disco Afrika – Madagascar.
Producer: Razanajaona Ambinintsoa Luck,
Executive Producers: Herizo Rabary and Randriamantsoa,
Director: Razanajaona Ambinintsoa Luck

Down and Dirty – South Africa.
Producers: Damir Radonic and Angie Mills,
Director: Angie Mills

Headland – South Africa.
Producer: David Horler,
Director: Elan Gamaker

Imprisoned – South Africa.
Producer: Suda Sing,
Director: Jayan Moodley

Inga, Inge – Zimbabwe.
Producer: Veronique Doumbe,
Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga

People You May Know – South Africa.
Producer: Laurence Hamburger,
Director: Zandile Tisani

The Mango Tree that Danced with Sea Breeze – Kenya.
Producer: Lungeleni Zondi,
Director: Phillippa Ndsi-Herrmann

Un Fils – Tunisia.
Producer: Habib Attia,
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui