Durban FilmMart announces project selection

18 June 2019

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The project selection for the 10th Durban Filmmart 2019 edition has been announced.

THE Durban FilmMart (DFM), which celebrates its 10th edition this year from 19 to 22 July during the 40th Durban International Film Festival, has announced the 2019 fiction feature films and documentaries projects from Africa that have selected to pitch at this major film industry event.

A total of 20 projects, 10 documentaries and 10 feature films, were selected out of 140 submissions from around the continent.

The fiction selection includes the film Day of the Vow, (South Africa), Mami Wata (Nigeria), Mkhulu Wase Next Door (South Africa), Pieces of Salma (South Africa), Sunflowers in the Dark (Zimbabwe), The Bursary (South Africa), The Legend of the Vagabond Queen of Lagos (Nigeria/South Africa), Those Who Dwell in Darkness (South Africa), Tunis-Djerba (Tunisia) and Yam and I (Egypt), and the documentary selection includes Africa Mother (Burkina Faso), A Suitcase of Memories (South Africa), Black Women and Sex (South Africa), Kongo is Burning (Uganda/Congo), Living like a Shadow (Rwanda), Murder in Paris – Dulcie September (South Africa), Girlheart (Tunisia), The Home (South Africa), The Last Survivor (Egypt) and The Missing Middle (South Africa).

Directors and producers of these film projects, which are in development, will be mentored for two days during DFM, and then given opportunities to pitch to panels of investors, broadcasters, financiers, agents and distributors, as well as take one-on-one meetings with them.

This project in development programme is part of the overall aim of the DFM to increase awareness of African cinema, encourage collaborations among African filmmakers and stimulate the growth of the industry.

Early bird registration is open for DFM until 28 June.

Early bird fees are R1 300 for the four-day programme, which includes four day’s access to the DFM Industry Programme, access to DFM producers lounge and DFM networking events, 10 tickets to Durban International Film Festival screenings and company information published in the industry manual.

After 28 June fees are R1 600 for the full programme while daily passes are R450 each (the daily pass does not include tickets to DIFF screenings or access into the opening and closing events).

All tickets exclude meals. To register go to:

Source: Ber Mail