Locations Africa Conference 2021

Durban Film Mart

Location, location: Putting South Africa on the map as a film destination while boosting the economy The global pandemic has cost the South Africa film industry billions. But as restrictions ease, the industry is bouncing back – and bringing with it the promise of economic opportunity and job creation. The film industry was forced to […]

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Dates for 2021 Durban FilmMart

Durban Film Mart

Durban, South Africa:The Durban FilmMart Institute has announced that the 12th Durban FilmMart (DFM) which will take place virtually from 16 to 25 July 2021, with its call for submissions of film projects in development closing on 21 February. “Given that there is no absolute clarity on what the global situation will be with the […]

Award-winners of 2021 Durban FilmMart Announced

Durban Film Mart

After 10 days of virtual panel discussions, workshops, presentations, pitches and meetings the 12th Durban FilmMart culminated with the announcement of the 2021 Official Awards for Projects on Sunday, 22 August. This year, Africa’s premier film event, the DFM hosted 1221 delegates from 73 countries around the world. The event was streamed live from a […]

NFVF announces launch of Thuthuka Fund in collaboration with the Netherlands Film Fund

Co-Development fund valued at over R1.4 million per year in total, supporting projects that will be developed in SA & Netherlands over a 3-year period South Africa, Johannesburg: 17 August. The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is pleased to announce the launch of the Thuthuka Co-Development Fund that is valued at over R1.4 million […]

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission at the 12th edition of the Durban Filmmart

Durban Film Mart

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission an entity of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs is excited to announce that members of its Management team will present at the 12th edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM) scheduled to take place from August 13-22 virtually. This year’s DFM will take place under the theme, […]

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

DFM Disrupted

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. […]