Durban FilmMart Institute in partnership with DW Akademie, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Developments, presents a 12-week business skills development programme aimed at nurturing and empowering producers with the necessary skills to effectively engage in a global market.
The programme will include online sessions and mentoring on business and financial management, understanding legal framework and distribution strategies. Each session will be 90 minutes long. The sessions will take place twice a week over a 12-week period commencing in December 2021.
The programme will be in English, with simultaneous translation in French and Portuguese.
The programme is open to DFM Alumni, including filmmakers who have presented or pitched a project at DFM through our partners’ Talents Durban, JUMPSTART, CINEFAM, REALNESS and HotDocs Fellows. The programme is also open to DFM ACCESS 2021 Alumni.
The programme is targeting producers with African passports who have produced films and have less than 5 years of experience in the industry.
Directors and scriptwriters who also have 5 years of experience in the industry and are interested in the programme will need to provide a 1-page letter of motivation for consideration to participate.
The deadline for submissions is Sunday, 7 November 2021, @ 23:59 (CAT). For more details including the registration link, click here.