The Durban Film Office has opened an opportunity for budding South African and the continent’s filmmakers to submit their proposals for funding. The office also announced that it would hold monthly workshops for upcoming filmmakers to teach them about the intricacies of the film industry in order to boost the film industry in KwaZulu-Natal.
The latest opportunity began last week and runs until February 15. It calls for submissions of feature-length fiction and documentary projects (including animation).
Selected projects will be invited to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of segment of the Durban Film Mart programme.
Tony Monty, head of Durban Film Office, said the aim of this project was to raise the visibility of projects from local filmmakers as well as those from around the African continent.
“And with the success of the Durban Film Festival 2012 event which attracted more than 350 delegates from Africa and around the world we expect next year to be bigger and even better,” Monty said.
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