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3rd Durban FilmMart Call for Entries

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Created: 15th Dec 2011
Modified: 15th Dec 2011
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Don’t miss the opportunity to showcase your potential and network with film-industry elite at this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM).  Now in its 3rd year of operation, DFM is a cooperative project between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival with principle funding from the City of Durban.

Set to take place in Durban from 20-23 July 2012, during the 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival (19-29 July 2012), the closing date for Durban FilmMart applications is just a few short weeks away - film-makers are encouraged to submit their film project material early and be mindful of the submission deadline on 15 February 2012.

With the promise of a jam-packed line-up, DFM once again aspires to bring you the “know-how” of industry-related issues.  “Don’t let the opportunity of a lifetime pass you by,” is the message highlighted by Acting CEO of the Durban Film Office, Toni Monty.

“Africa has many storytellers and we are excited to give them a platform to be heard and as well as a chance to get their foot in the door through funding and networking within the industry,” says Peter Rorvik, director of the Centre for Creative Arts and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).

With roots embedded in all corners of the African continent DFM has been heralded as a significant catalyst for growth of the African Film industry and a vital interface with global film sectors.

For more information on the Durban FilmMart and how to submit your project please visit

For further enquires contact email: or


-         DFO – Megan van den Heever, FBI Communications

cell: +2784 295 4179         e-mail:

-         DIFF – Sharlene Versfeld, Versfeld & Associates

                Cell : +2783 326 3235       e-mail :


The Durban Film Office (DFO) is the film industry development arm of the eThekwini Municipality, mandated to position Durban as a world-class film production destination and facilitator for the development of the local film industry.  The DFO drives activity and development in the sector in order to boost tourism, job creation and the development of core skills and SMME’s in the region.


The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)  is South Africa’s largest and longest-running film festival presenting over 200 screenings of contemporary world cinema with special focus on Africa. DIFF also coordinates outreach and audience development  programmes, industry workshops and training programmes. DIFF is one of four annual festivals organized by the Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) which facilitates creative platforms, artist exchange opportunities and strategic cooperation in Pan-African and international cultural sectors.






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