DFM Content Shop Application Information

The Durban FilmMart Institute will select African and African Co-Production projects that are completed (ready to be presented or in post-production) from 2019-2022 in the following categories: 

- Fiction Feature Films (minimum runtime of 55 minutes) ready to screen or in advanced post-production stages

- Fiction Short Films (up to 55 minutes) ready to screen or in advanced post-production stages

- Documentary Films (both feature and short length) ready to screen or in advanced post-production stages

- Series (Web and Television) ready to screen or in advanced post-production stages

- Animation Fiction Feature Films (minimum runtime of 55 minutes) ready to screen or in advanced post-production stages

- Animation Fiction Short Films (up to 55 minutes) ready to screen or in advanced post-production stages

Projects in which either the producer, director, or writer is an African citizen. Proof of African citizenship or birth must be provided through a certified copy of a valid African passport/ birth certificate. 

Africans living in the Diaspora, who have African citizenship or have proof of birth in Africa can also apply.

Technical Evaluation - Application will be evaluated according to eligibility criteria

Project Evaluation - A panel of independent industry professionals will evaluate the application

Confirming shortlisted projects - Shortlisted projects will be contacted for availability and confirmation

Announcement of official selection - Public announcement of participants

  • All enquiries pertaining to the programme must be directed to DFMI via [email protected].
  • Applicants are not permitted to direct any questions or comments to evaluation panel members in advance of deadlines or following decisions.
  • The Durban FilmMart Institute reserves the right to alter programme guidelines with a general email notification to all potential applicants.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, the DFM does not require a submission fee.

Projects will be presented exclusively to a selected group of international programmers, sales companies, broadcasters, distributors, exhibitors, and talent agents. Projects will be presented on our partner platform INCOPRODUCTION (or other).

No, all person’s with access to the Content Shop will arrange their own meetings using the INCOPRODUCTION.

No, all rights belong to the owner of the project. We will include projects in our official Digital Catalogue.

There is no limit of how many projects a user can upload at any given time and we will always allocate the equal maximum time of adjudication for each.

The DFM will not share the projects on social media however use of project information and images associated with selected projects will be used for marketing purposes. DFM will present all project information and images in the DFM official Digital Catalogue.

The DFM cannot guarantee that every project will be viewed, however we can confirm that all the information presented is enough to encourage users to watch. The DFM will market the films to the registered delegates to ensure that the Content Shop is active.

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