By Iminza Keboge
Published May 18, 2016
A film market that facilitates project collaboration among Africans has selected 19 projects for its 7th annual edition.
Durban FilmMart (DFM), the initiative of Durban Film Office (DFO) in collaboration with Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), has fiction and documentary feature film projects from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Tunisia and Egypt.
The 19 projects shall be presented in one-on-one meetings with potential investors and co-producers in the Finance Forum during DIFF in KwaZulu-Natal Province’s Durban City, South Africa, June 16-26, 2016. DFM runs June 17-20, 2016.
“We are delighted with the range of projects and countries represented at this year’s DFM,” says Toni Monty, who heads DFO. “We look forward to welcoming and engaging with these filmmakers, and being a facilitator and catalyst for the development of their films. That past DFM projects have been selected for the Durban International Film Festival this year, as in previous years, is testimony to the value this market adds to the development process.”
The selected projects, arranged according to genre, are:
• ABNORMAL LOADS, South Africa
Producer: Elias Ribeiro and Cait Panesgrouw
Director: Neil Coppen.
• DISCO AFRICA, Madagascar
Producer: Razanajaona Ambinintsoa Luck
Executive producer: Herizo Rabary and Randriamantsoa
Director: Razanajaona Ambinintsoa Luck.
• DOWN AND DIRTY, South Africa
Producer: Damir Radonic and Angie Mills
Director: Angie Mills.
• HEADLAND, South Africa
Producer: David Horler
Director: Elan Gamaker.
• IMPRISONED, South Africa
Producer: Suda Sing
Director: Jayan Moodley.
• INGA, INGE, Zimbabwe
Producer: Veronique Doumbe
Director: Tsitsi Dangarembga.
• PEOPLE YOU MAY KNOW, South Africa
Producer: Laurence Hamburger
Director: Zandile Tisani.
• THE MANGO TREE THAT DANCED WITH SEA BREEZE, Kenya
Producer: Lungeleni Zondi
Director: Phillippa Ndsi-Herrmann.
• UN FILS, Tunisia
Producer: Habib Attia
Director: Mehdi M. Barsaoui.
• DUNGEON KEEPERS, South Africa
Producer: James Walsh
Director: James Walsh.
• FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE, South Africa
Producer: Steve Buxt and David Heitner
Director: Keith Jones.
• HATIM’S DREAM, Uganda
Producer: Nathan Magoola
Director: Matthew Bishanga.
• LIFT LIKE A GIRL, Egypt
Producer: Mayye Zayed.
Co-producer: Moritz Helmes
Director: Amrosh Badr.
• SPIRITS OF THE KAROO, South Africa
Producer: Zinzi Nkenene
Directors: Engelbert Phiri and Zinzi Nkenene.
• TESTAMENT, Kenya
Producer: Meena Nanji
Director: Meena Nanji and Zippy Kimundu.
• THE LETTER, Kenya
Producer: Maia von Lekow and Chris King
Director: Maia von Lekow and Chris King.
• VOETSAK! US, BROTHERS? South Africa
Producer: Trish Urquhart
Co-producer: Sean Moloi
Director: Andy Spitz.
• WHERE WE BELONG, Ghana/South Africa
Producer: Osei Owusu Banahene
Director: Ben Johnson.
• WIZ OF ZIM, South Africa
Producer: Lesedi Oluko Moche and Carolyn Carew
Director: Samora Sekhukhune.