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The Durban FilmMart (DFM) is a finance and co-production market which aims to create partnerships and further the development and production of film on the African continent. It’s a co-production between the film industry development arm of the city of Durban and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), South Africa’s largest and longest-running film festival and a flagship project of the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal). This collaboration brings to Africa, growth, recognition and the opportunity to develop strategic relationships between film financiers and African filmmakers. The Durban FilmMart continues to raise the visibility of African cinema, stimulate production, and facilitate project collaboration between African filmmakers.

Finance Forum, Master Classes and Africa in Focus make up the Durban FilmMart programme. Delegates of the Durban FilmMart will have full access to the leading experts in the Master Classes who will share their expertise in the areas of finance, marketing, distribution, project packaging, co-production, New Media as well as access to Talent Campus. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend Africa in Focus where a range of seminars and panel discussions featuring local and international filmmakers and industry experts with a special focus of African issues and initiatives will be discussed. Delegates seeking co-production partners can interact during several scheduled networking sessions.

 

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Jul 20 2019 11:45AM

Engage @ DFM, the new Durban FilmMart curated think tank conversations and panels on the future perspectives of the African film industry announced today a series of partnerships with other stakeholders with convergent and vested interests in the continent’s screen sector. Spearheaded by industry programmers Themba Bhebhe, Tiny Mungwe, Russel Hlongwane and Mitchell Harper, the 3-day programme, from July 20th – 22nd, comprises closed-rank moderated think tank discussions in the form of round tables in the mornings followed by public-facing panels in the afternoons. The solution-driven conversations are articulated around three foci: Towards a decolonial model for filmmaking and film; How can key African platforms work together create pan-African collaborations to grow cinema?; Strategies for growing documentary filmmaking and documentary audiences in Africa. Designed as spaces for the sharing and production of knowledge, these discussions will be documented and their findings subsequently redacted into a report.

Jul 18 2019 12:50PM

Durban, South Africa: A South African feast of film kicked off today (Thursday, 18 July) with a media briefing with partners and sponsors of two of the biggest filmic events on the continent: the 40th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, and the 10th Durban FilmMart (DFM), the film industry development programme of the DIFF and the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office.

Jul 17 2019 1:30PM

Supported by Telefilm Canada and the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, Canada’s film scene will present itself from a variety of perspectives at the 2019 Durban International Film Festival (18-28 July) and Durban FilmMart (19 – 22 July).