The annual Durban FilmMart recently celebrated five years as Africa’s leading film co-production and funding market, and is calling all African filmmakers to submit their film projects for 2015 DFM selections which opened on Friday, the 31st October, and closes on the 15th February 2015.
“DFM 2014 has been an exceptionally successful one; with amazing talent coming through, innovative workshops taking place and exciting opportunities presented. We look forward to the submissions for next year’s DFM and encourage African filmmakers to take a chance and put themselves out there – you never know where this first step can take you.” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.
DFM has worked with 95 official projects making their debuts at the 4-day event in Durban over the past five years. Many DFM alumni have secured further funding grants and screened at film festivals around the world, establishing Durban FilmMart as a key platform for budding African filmmakers to propel their film making careers.
Planning is already underway to ensure the 2015 Durban FilmMart, an innovative development initiative created by the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and funded by the City, offers profitable and exciting opportunities for selected projects.
In order to benefit from the Durban FilmMart experience, African filmmakers are urged to submit their fiction or documentary feature projects in development for consideration before the closing date the 15th of February, 2015.
Durban FilmMart 2015 will select 10 fiction feature and 10 Documentary feature projects in development to participate in the 6th Durban FilmMart, taking place 17th – 20th, July 2015. Interested African filmmakers, from writers to directors, are encouraged to submit their projects by the 15th of February 2015.
All projects must have a producer attached.
To find out more about the DFM 2015, project submission criteria and how to submit your project, visit www.durbanfilmmart.com.
The Durban FilmMart (DFM) is a co-production and finance market and is a joint program of the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). DFM provides filmmakers from across Africa with a valuable opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors, sales agents and potential co-producers, and to participate in meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on the latest industry trends.
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) presents over 250 screenings from different countries and cultures with a special focus on Africa. The festival includes development programs such as Talent Campus Durban, and a rich schedule of workshops.