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Sunday, August 15, 2021


The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, an entity of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, has announced that members of its Management team will present at the 12th edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM) scheduled to take place virtually from August 13 to 22, 2021.

This year’s DFM will take place under the theme, Disrupt! The shape of stories to come, and will interrogate the challenges and opportunities the changes in the film industry represent, while celebrating the new contours of access as online leads the way, as remote working connects us differently and new collaborations emerge.

Speaking about the 2021 DFM, Ms Carol Coetzee the KZN Film Commission CEO, said “The Durban FilmMart’s track record speaks for itself and has provided a platform that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates excellence amongst local and continental filmmakers by giving them the opportunity to gain valuable exposure and well-deserved recognition for their national and global expansion ambitions. The unique networking events create discussions and project promotion that advances growth and expansion of African cinema. We are really excited and eagerly looking forward to this year’s DFM.”

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s sessions are as follows:

August 13, 2021: Opening Address of Durban FilmMart from 10h00 by the KZN Film Commission COO, Ms Jackie Motsepe

August 14, 2021: Durban Does Docs: Impact producing from 15h15 to 16h15.

August 16, 2021: SA in Focus: Production in the New World from 10h00 to 11h00

August 16, 2021: Durban Does Docs: Generation Africa from 15h15 to 16h15

August 17, 2021: Made for TV- A KZN Success case from 14h00 to 15h00


Delegate registration is now open on the following link:

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is a provincial state entity, under the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), in KZN established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Commission Act, 2010 (Act No 3 of 2010). Its mandate is to facilitate support throughout the value chain to the local and international film industry through creating opportunities and also growing the KwaZulu-Natal film industry.

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