DFM Access Application Information

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Eligibility Criteria

The programme is open to emerging African filmmakers with an active project in development. The producer must not have participated in an international lab/ pitching programme or market before. 

Project Evaluation Process

Technical Evaluation – Application will be evaluated according to eligibility criteria

Project Evaluation – A panel of industry professionals will evaluate the submission and project package

Confirming shortlisted projects – Shortlisted projects will be contacted for availability and confirmation

Announcement of official selection – Public announcement of participants

Terms & Conditions / Obligations of Participants
  • All enquiries pertaining to the programme must be directed to DFMI via [email protected]
  • Applicants are not permitted to direct any questions or comments to evaluation panel members in advance of deadlines or following decisions.
  • The Durban FilmMart Institute reserves the right to alter programme guidelines with a general email notification to all potential applicants
  • Time commitments with specific dates will be communicated to selected participants upon confirmation of selection.  Participants are expected to attend all sessions.


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