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Wednesday, November 27, 2013


The eThekwini Local Film Market and Awards Ceremony celebrates Durban filmmakers by offering free public screenings of locally produced films and hosting an awards ceremony at the Durban Manor Hotel from November 28 to 30.

Winning productions will be announced in the following categories: Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, Best Story / Writer, Best Director, Best Editor, Best Feature Film, Best Short Film, Best Cinematographer and Best Student Production.

Toni Monty, head of the Durban Film Office said: “Over and over again, our city has proven to produce award-winning films and filmmakers – it’s about time we acknowledge the hard work, talent and offerings of the players within the industry which make it such a success.”

Andile Buwa, chairperson of the eThekwini Filmmakers Association (EFA) added: “What makes this market unique and exciting is a drive to make the films accessible to a wider audience and to attract those who don't traditionally watch local films at cinemas.”

Created by the EFA and endorsed by the EThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office, the events’ objective is to showcase talent, provide a networking platform for emerging filmmakers and encourage interest in locally produced films.

The market will also serve as a unique platform to encourage local filmmakers to market and sell their original products, and thus fight the scourge of piracy.

For more information. contact Ntuthuzelo Gentse, the general secretary of the EFA, on