Durban FilmMart 2021 Back on Track from August 13-22

After being disrupted by the civil unrest that affected parts of South Africa, Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart, is back on track to host its virtual event this August. The 12th edition of the Durban FilmMart which was initially meant to take place between 16 – 25 July will now take place […]

Durban FilmMart postpones 2021 edition to August in wake of violence

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Durban, South Africa ​In the wake of the ongoing unrest, violence and widespread destruction of property taking place in parts of the provinces of KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng in recent days, the Durban FilmMart has postponed the virtual event that was meant to run from July 16 to 25. The 12th edition of the Durban FilmMart […]

Durban International Film Festival screens Durban FilmMart Alumni Projects

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) is proud to announce that five films selected to be screened at this year’s Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) participated as official projects at the (DFM) – Africa’s premier Film Finance and Co-Production market. The 42nd Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is from 22 July to 1 August 2021. “It is […]

Durban FilmMart Access projects for the Finance and Pitch Forum

The Durban FilmMart Institute announces the selection of projects from the inaugural DFM Access programme to be presented as official projects in this year’s DFM Finance and Pitch Forum. The Finance and Pitch Forum is a core programme of the Durban FilmMart, which takes place virtually from 16-25 July.The DFM Access programme is a 10-week […]

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces the 2021 Jumpstart Projects

Produire au Sud of the Festival des 3 Continents, Nantes, and Institut Francais-South Africa continue their partnership with the Durban FilmMart for the 10th edition of the story lab programme Jumpstart. This incubator programme is one of the international partnerships established by DFM across its 12 year history to develop cinema on the African continent. […]

Durban FilmMart Programme highlights Diversity and Inclusivity

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Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart, will continue its long history presenting pan-African programmes that include diverse voices with a variety of backgrounds and identities when the event commences virtually from 16-25 July. “Inclusivity is at the core of what DFM does,” says acting General Manager, Magdalene Reddy, “we aim to create access […]

Durban FilmMart Announces 14th Edition of Talents Durban

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The Durban FilmMart Institute is proud to announce the participants of the 14th edition of Talents Durban, which takes place virtually during the Durban FilmMart from 16-25 July. Initiated by the Berlin International Film Festival and Berlinale Talents, Talents Durban is an important partner programme of the Durban FilmMart Institute. This training and development platform […]

‘Disrupt! The Shape of Stories to Come’ is the theme of Durban FilmMart 2021

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Africa’s premier film industry event, the Durban FilmMart, is embracing the disrupting effect the Covid-19 pandemic has had on the film industry when the event kicks off virtually in July. Under the theme, ‘Disrupt! The shape of stories to come’, the 12th edition of the DFM takes place from 16 – 25 July 2021. “Building […]

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces 2021 Finance Forum Projects

The Durban FilmMart Institute is proud to announce the 2021 Finance Forum Projects for the 12th edition of Africa’s premier film industry event – the Durban FilmMart – which takes place virtually from 16 to 25 July. After receiving hundreds of applications, a total of 28 projects – comprising 14 documentaries and 14 fiction features […]

Job Advert: Durban Filmmart Institute General Manager

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1 YEAR FIXED TERM APPOINTMENTCLOSING DATE – 23rd APRIL 2021Reference: DFMI_GM_21 Are you passionate about African Film? Do you want to play a key role in taking our stories to global screens? Are you committed to excellence in the content business? Are you comfortable engaging at the highest levels of professional industry? Do you respond […]