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July 18, 2019

Durban FilmMart Programme Highlights: Friday, 19 July 2019

The Durban FilmMart (DFM) runs from Friday, 19 July until Monday, 22 July 2019 during the 2019 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). For the full DFM programme, click HERE and for the full DIFF program, click HERE.

On the Programme – DFM Day 1 (Friday, 19 July 2019)


  • In Discussion: Are You Speaking The Right Language? How to Package Your Project for the Market by Rushlake Media, CineMart and Videovision (Southern Sun Elangeni, Suite 5)
  • Durban Does Docs: Opening Plenary with Don Edkins (Suite 4)
  • GIZ & SWIFT: 5050 by 2020: What Does This Mean for Men and Women? With SWIFT, GIZ, DAC and GFC Industry Lounge (Suite 3)


  • Talents International Family: Meet the Global Talents Network: Florian Weghorn, Michael Stütz, Dorothee Wenner (Suite 4)
  • KZN FC Industry Announcement: State-of-the-Art KZN Film Studios Africa (Suite 3)


  • Masterclass: A New Black Cinema: Pan African, Global and Bankable with Nadia Denton (Suite 5)


  • Durban Does Docs: Documentary Festival Programmers In Conversation: Brigid O’Shea; Nathalea Hunter-Young; Lamia Guiga; Barbara Off; Mandisa Zita (Suite 4)
  • KZN FC: South Africa/Nigeria/UK/Kenya: Purpose and Status of Inbound Mission Session (Suite 3)


  • Durban Does Docs: Teaching Documentary: Mocke Van Veuren; Lauren Groeneweld; Mandisa Zitha (Suite 4)
  • Locations Africa: Africa is Ready for Production (Suite 3)


  • In Focus: Marketing Strategies For Box Office Success Jayan Moodley of Kandasamys 2 –The Wedding; Bianca Isaacs of 3 Days to Go (Suite 5)
  • Durban Does Docs: Finding The Right Funding Partner: Stephanie McArthur, George Gachara, Per Gilsvik (Suite 4)
  • Tech Talk: Is Tom Cruise Really Universal? Christian Epps (Industry Lounge)


  • In Focus: Copyright Amendment And Performers Protection Bills: Independent Producers Organisation, South African Guild of Actors, Recreate, Coalition for Effective Copyright.
  • Durban Does Docs: Meet the Channels: ARTE TV; BBC Storyville; SABC, SVT; M-Net (Suite 4)
  • Talents Durban: Authenthic, How? – A Conversation On Praxis: Fanyana Hlabangane; Athi Pathra Ruga – Realness (Suite 3)


  • KZN FC Presents: Environmental Sustainability Filmmaking (Suite 4)
  • Engage @ DFM: Pan-African Collaborations to Grow Cinema (Suite 3)

*Additional programmes

09:00-17:00 Isiphethu Emmerging Filmakers Programme (Garden Court, Marine Parade)

19:00-17:00 Creative Corner Writers Guild South Africa (Maharani Hotel)

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