Revolutionising the Film Industry – One Film at a time

From Africa to the World – DFM 2022

Be part of the next step of the Durban FilmMart; where filmmakers and film professionals, emerging and established, mainstream and alternative, will take the next step in bringing inclusivity, access and important connections for African creators.

Join the Revolution as we change the narrative.

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DFM 2022

Presenting two formats of Durban FilmMart to make a bigger, evolved event; offering both online and in-person opportunities to connect.

22-24 July: 3-day physical market:

  • Industry Talks
  • Networking Events
  • Industry Lounge Exhibition

22-31 July: 10-day virtual market:

  • Pitch & Finance Forum: 40 projects in development
  • Content Shop: 100 completed and works in progress projects
  • Industry Panel Discussions: 40 sessions to engage with
  • Hangouts: 10 opportunities for connection

Returning to Durban FilmMart 2022

  • DFM Conversations: In-depth conversations with prominent film industry professionals
  • Durban Does Docs: Unpacking the world of documentary filmmaking
  • Talents Filmmaker Talks: Interrogating stories, messaging and filmmaking processes

Adapt, Evolve, Overcome

Changing environments and continuous shifts in the film industry have produced a stream of new ideas, powerful voices influencing our society and new technology to create industry creators across the continent. This rapid acceleration breaking down the norms of the film industry and in order for African film to survive, together we must adapt, evolve and overcome.

Content Shop

Curated to reflect the unique African story, the DFM Content Shop is a digital catalogue of African projects ready for sale and distribution to sales agents, programmers and distributors.

New at DFM 2022 – Animation

Following the inclusion of animation in the 2020 DFM edition, this year the DFM Pitch and Finance Forum will include 10 animation projects in development as its own strand in the pitching sessions creating a new platform of opportunities for animators on the continent. 

Delve deeper into the African Animation community as we facilitate new levels of engagement through dialogue sessions, panel discussions and physical networking. 

New at DFM 2022 – New Voices

This industry programme stream will highlight the works of filmmakers changing the narrative in both the established film spaces and the alternative spaces; film practitioners who work with new models bringing in pertinent and difficult conversations into the film industry at large.