Tag Archives: Durban FilmMart

Call for Projects for 2017 Durban FilmMart – Edition 8

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Submissions of projects for the 8th edition of The Durban FilmMart (DFM), which takes place in Durban, South Africa from 14 to 17 July 2017 will open today, Thursday, October 12, 2016.     The DFM is a joint project of Durban Film Office, the City’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), and … [Read more]

South African Film Business Trainers Takes A Bold Step Forward

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South Africa took a bold step forward in its training community in 2016. For the second year in a row at the Durban FilmMart Tina-Louise Smith and Orla Garriques ran the Business Model Programme. This Programme is a series of dynamic, interactive workshops, running over the four days of the FilmMart, consisting of the Trainers’ … [Read more]

Junaid Ahmed and Akin Otomoso on Telling a Great South African Story

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In a fascinating presentation at Durban FilmMart, renowned Producer Junaid Ahmed, and acclaimed Director Akin Otomoso, shared their insights on great storytelling, using their recent productions Happiness is a Four-Letter Word and Tell Me Sweet Something as case studies.     After presenting the outline of their films, their marketing approach, and what worked in … [Read more]

African TV Market: Jacob’s Cross

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Durban FilmMart 2016 – The panel consisted of Desiree Markgraaff, Managing Director of the Bomb Shelter and co-creator and executive producer of the smash hit series Jacob’s Cross and Adze Ugah, also Jacob’s Cross co-creator, and director of Mrs Right Guy.     When asked why Jacobs Cross became so successful, Desiree says, “We felt … [Read more]

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