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Submissions open for 2012 Durban FilmMart

African filmmakers may begin making their submissions for the 2012 Durban FilmMart (DFM), which will be held 20-23 July 2012, during the 33rd Durban International Film Festival (19-29 July). Entries close on 15 February 2012.
The DFM is a partnership project between the Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) to provide filmmakers an opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors, sales agents and potential co-producers. Over 200 industry professionals attended the 2011 DFM, participating in meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on latest trends in film finance, marketing, distribution and new media technologies.


DFM calls for submissions of both feature-length fiction and documentary projects (including animation). Selected projects will be invited to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme.

Entry is open to:
  • Projects in which either producer, director or writer is an African citizen. Proof of African citizenship or birth must be provided through a certified copy of a valid African passport/ birth certificate;
  • Africans living in the Diaspora, but who still have African citizenship or have proof of birth in Africa;
  • Projects with a producer attached.
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