LAST CALL! Deadline for Durban Filmmart 2018

Calling all African filmmakers to submit your project in development to be considered for the 9th Durban FilmMart by 12 December 2017!

The 9th Durban FilmMart will take place 20 – 23 July 2018 during the Durban International Film Festival, South Africa, and is open to full length feature and documentary film projects in development with Africans in the major creative roles (writers, directors and producers) that are looking for co-producers, financiers, sales agents and funders. 

The opportunity to submit your project in development is currently open but will be closing on 12 December 2017.

Ten documentary and ten fiction feature length film projects will be selected from the submissions, and these projects will undergo a two-day packaging and mentoring programme followed by two days of one-on-one meetings with a panel of international film financiers, buyers and distributors. All film projects submitted are reviewed by a selection committee for consideration.

All projects must have both a producer and director attached to them, and must be submitted by December 12, 2017.

The Durban FilmMart is a joint project of Durban Film Office, the eThekwini Municipality’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which strives to support and stimulate the growth of African film and develop connections between African film makers and the rest of the world.

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