Tag Archives: Durban FilmMart

Sexism and Abuse Rife in the Film Sector

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In a recent session at Durban FilmMart, SWIFT revealed shocking research into the amount of sexism, sexual harassment, and abuse that takes place behind the scenes on South Africa’s film sets. With Durban FilmMart leading the discourse around women’s rights in recent months, SWIFT had the platform to speak about the cases of abuse and … [Read more]

ARRAY’s Tilane Jones Engages with Women at DFM 2017

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One of this year’s highlights at Durban FilmMart (DFM) was a conversation with Tilane Jones, Executive Director of ARRAY, a film distribution collaborative focused on filmmakers of colour and women, as part of the Women Led Film stream at DFM. Taking place on Friday, 14 July, her discussion with Moikgantsi Kgama, Audience Development Specialist at … [Read more]

Women at DFM Disrupt the Status Quo

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In a resolute move to address the role of women in film, the Durban International Film Festival and the Durban FilmMart (DFM), this year presented an in-depth programme that addresses the inequalities,  challenges and successes that women face within the film industry, specifically in South Africa and on the continent. Calling for an inclusive dialogue … [Read more]

2017 Simon Mabhunu Sabela Awards winners announced

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“Our Kingdom is your stage” After months of hard work by the judges going through just over 100 entries from the industry, the Simon Mabhunu Sabela Film and Television Awards winners were announced on Saturday, 15 July, during the 5th Annual Simon Sabela Film Television Awards, a glamorous event held at The Playhouse in Durban. … [Read more]

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