Durban Film Mart

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission at the 12th edition of the Durban Filmmart

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission an entity of the KZN Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs is excited to announce that members of its Management team will present at the 12th edition of the Durban FilmMart (DFM) scheduled to take place from August 13-22 virtually.

This year’s DFM will take place under the theme, ‘Disrupt! The shape of stories to come’, and will interrogate the challenges and opportunities the changes in the film industry represent, while celebrating the new contours of access as online leads the way, as remote working connects us differently and new collaborations emerge.

Speaking about the 2021 DFM, Ms Carol Coetzee the KZN Film Commission CEO said “The Durban FilmMart’s track record speaks for itself and has provided a platform that acknowledges, encourages and celebrates excellence amongst local and continental filmmakers by giving them the opportunity to gain valuable exposure and well-deserved recognition for their national and global expansion ambitions. The unique networking events create discussions and project promotion that advances growth and expansion of African cinema. We are really excited and eagerly looking forward to this year’s DFM.”

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission’s sessions are as follows:

  • Friday, 13 August 2021: Opening Address of Durban FilmMart from 10:00 am by the KZN Film Commission COO, Ms Jackie Motsepe
  • Saturday, 14 August 2021: Durban Does Docs: Impact producing from 15:15-16-15
  • Monday, 16 August 2021: SA in Focus: Production in the New World from 10:00-11:00
  • Monday, 16 August 2021: Durban Does Docs: Generation Africa from 15:15-16:15
  • Tuesday, 17 August 2021: Made for TV- A KZN Success case from 14:00-15:00

Delegate registration is now open on the following link:

About the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is a provincial state entity, under the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Commission Act, 2010 (Act No 3 of 2010). Its mandate is to facilitate support throughout the value chain to the local and international film industry through creating opportunities and also growing the KwaZulu-Natal film industry.

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