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Saturday, January 17, 2015


Deadline: February 15, 2015

Have you been developing a great film idea that tells a dynamic African story or need to raise funding to complete your film in development?

In order to benefit from the Durban FilmMart experience, African filmmakers are urged to submit their fiction or documentary feature projects in development for consideration before the closing date of February 15.

The annual Durban FilmMart recently celebrated five years as Africa’s leading film co-production and funding market.

“DFM 2014 has been an exceptionally successful one; with amazing talent coming through, innovative workshops taking place and exciting opportunities presented. We look forward to the submissions for next year’s DFM and encourage African filmmakers to take a chance and put themselves out there - you never know where this first step can take you.” says Durban Film Office’s Toni Monty.

DFM has worked with 95 official projects making their debuts at the four day event in Durban over the past five years. Many DFM alumnis have secured further funding grants and screened at film festivals around the world, establishing Durban FilmMart as a key platform for budding African filmmakers to propel their film making careers.

Planning is already underway to ensure the 2015 Durban FilmMart, an innovative development initiative created by the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and funded by the City, offers profitable and exciting opportunities for selected projects.

Durban FilmMart 2015 will select 10 fiction feature and 10 documentary feature projects in development to participate in the 6th Durban FilmMart taking place from July 17 to 20.

Interested African filmmakers, from writers to directors, are encouraged to submit their projects and it is important to note that all projects must have a producer attached.

To find out more about the DFM 2015, project submission criteria and how to submit a project, visit

For further enquires contact email: or call  031 311 4243.