The Durban FilmMart Institute (DFM) is calling on African filmmakers who want their work to reach an international audience. If you have a film or television series that’s ready to be released, this opportunity is for you!
The organisation has been around since 2010 and has a clear vision of promoting African voices, encouraging collaboration between African filmmakers, and facilitating funding. The DFM Content Shop is a curated digital catalogue of film projects that aims to promote African films ready to enter the international film market. It does this by creating opportunities for African filmmakers and connecting them with potential buyers, sales agents, distributors and festival programmers.
General Manager of the FilmMart Institute, Magdalene Reddy states:
“Africa has such rich stories the world is waiting to engage with. The DFM Content Shop creates an exciting and important new platform where our stories can be accessed. Through its finance meetings, pitching sessions and masterclass programmes, the principal focus of Durban FilmMart has been to facilitate the creation and production of new African films. Now, the addition of DFM Content Shop within the Durban FilmMart structure provides a viable gateway for finished African product to reach the wider world.”
The DFM Content Shop is part of the 12th Durban FilmMart virtual edition which takes place from 16th – 25th July 2021.
The Durban FilmMart Institute will select films that African and those with an African partner, that are finished or in an advanced stage of post-production. The categories for this year’s submission include:
- Documentaries (feature and short length)
- Fiction Feature films (over 55 minutes)
- Fiction short films (under 55 minutes)
- TV Series
The deadline for submissions closes on March 31st, and the online programme is set to run from 4th – 13th September, 2021. For more information, see here.
Images courtesy of Durban FilmMart.