Durban FilmMart 2011 calls for submissions

The Durban FilmMart has confirmed that its second edition will take place from 22-25 July 2011 during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21-31July).

This partnership project between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) provides film professionals from across Africa an opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors and sales agents as well as participate in an exciting master-class and workshop programme.

The successful inaugural edition of Durban FilmMart hosted over 200 international producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers and funding organisations, who filled meeting lounges and seminar rooms over four days, attending meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on  latest trends in film finance, marketing, distribution and new media technologies.

Designed to create partnerships and further the development and production of African cinema, Durban FilmMart ultimately aims to raise the visibility of projects from the African continent, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers and other industry partners and act as a feeder stage for established co-production markets  such as DFM’s official partner, CineMart, of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The organisers are now calling for project submissions for the 2nd Durban FilmMart 22 – 25 July 2011, offering filmmakers from the continent of Africa the opportunity to be selected to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme. African film practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity as a means of promoting their projects, meeting experts and networking with industry professionals from across the globe. The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2011.

Entry is open to:

  • Projects with an African citizen attached to one of the three key creative roles of producer, director or writer. 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.

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

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