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18 Days until Durban FilmMart 2014 Submissions Close!

01 Feb 2014

Africa’s premier co-production market, the Durban FilmMart (DFM) is open for project submissions. With principal funding from the City of Durban, Durban FilmMart (DFM) is a partnership between the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

Calls for submission of feature-length fiction, documentary and animation films closes on 18th February 2014 so filmmakers planning to submit projects for this year’s co-production market in Durban, only have a few weeks left to the final deadline!

Selected projects will be invited as official projects of the 2014 DFM programme, with support provided for one representative of each selected project to attend DFM in this July.

The 5th DFM takes place in Durban from 18-21 July 2014, during the 35th edition of the DIFF (17-27 July 2014). DFM will serve as a meeting place for national and international film producers, buyers, financiers, sales agents, funders and other film professionals, who will participate in industry-related workshops, master classes, seminars and networking events.

Ten fiction projects and ten documentary projects will be selected for one-on-one meetings with potential investors and co-producers in the Finance Forum. Official DFM 2014 projects will also be afforded the opportunity pitch to a panel of local and international broadcasters and film funds in a public pitching forum. DFM, a catalyst for growth of the African Film industry, aims to develop African filmmakers by creating opportunities within the sector.

Toni Monty, head of DFO, encourages African filmmakers to submit their projects “We are excited to provide a platform for African filmmakers to be heard as well as providing a chance to get their foot in the door through facilitating funding and networking within the industry. Don’t let this opportunity of a lifetime pass you by.”

Entries are open to all Africans in key creative roles, whether they be writers, directors or producer (all projects must have a producer attached).

To find out how to submit your project, please visit

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