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Durban FilmMart 2011
2ème édition

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Il aura lieu du 22 au 25 juillet 2011 en marge de la 32ème édition du festival international du Film de Durban qui se tient du 21 au 31 juillet 2011.
Pour les détails, se reporter sur la version anglaise ou se rendre sur le site du festival en lien sur cette page.


Sélection longs métrages fiction au DFM 2011 selection :
69 Midane el Messaha (69 Messaha Square), directed by Ayten Amin and produced by Ihab Ayoub; Egypt
Ali Mea’za, directed by Ibrahim El Batout and produced by Hossam Elouan; Egypt
Boda Boda Thieves, directed by Donald Mugisha and produced by James Tayler; South Africa
Children of the Sand, directed by Ekwa Msangi-Omar and produced by Appie Matere; Kenya
Imbabazi, directed and produced by Joel Karekezi; Rwanda
Lock Yourself In, directed by Elan Gamaker and produced by Bridget Pickering; South Africa
Midnight Dogs, directed by Lassaad Dkhili and produced by Guillaume de Seille; Tunisia
Robin du Web (Robin of the Web) directed and produced by Véronique Doumbé; Côte d’Ivoire/ United States of America
This Boy, directed by Kyle Lewis and produced by David Max Brown; South Africa
Two Princes, directed by Philippa Ndisi-Hermann and produced by Atieno Odenyo; Kenya


Sélection longs métrages documentaires au DFM 2011 :
The Black President, directed by Adze Ugah and produced by Anna Teeman; Nigeria/ United Kingdom
Femme à la Caméra, directed by Karima Zoubir and produced by Hicham Brini; Morocco
En Terre Inconnue, directed by Ariane Astrid Atodji Mbourou and produced by Cyrille Masso; Cameroon
FIDAI, directed by Damien Ounouri and co-produced by Mathieu Mullier and Alexander Singer; Algeria/ France
Homage to the Buddha, directed and produced by Nicole Schafer; South Africa
I, Afrikaner, directed by Annalet Steenkamp and produced by Lauren Groenewald; South Africa
Naana La Reine Mère (Naana, Queen Mother), directed and produced by Jean-Marie Teno; Cameroon
Ndiyindoda (I am a Man), directed by Mayenzeke Baza and produced by Bryony Roughton; South Africa
Return to Zimbabwe, directed and produced by Xoliswa Sithole; South Africa
Rollaball, directed by Eddie Edwards andproduced by Steven Markovitz; South Africa

Expert speakers Parallel to the pitching sessions for selected projects, there are four days of seminars, workshops and masterclasses featuring industry experts and filmmakers. Exciting lead experts at Durban FilmMart this year include Juliane Schulze, Peter Broderick and Hetty Naaijkens.


Durban FilmMart 2011 Lead Experts

Juliane Schulze

Will present a session on Film Finance Fundamentals. She is Senior Partner at peacefulfish, a strategic media consulting company based in Berlin, specializing in content financing, and in particular in developing innovative financial solutions for audiovisual projects. As Executive Advisor, she has extensive cross-industrial knowledge, covering feature film, internet and mobile content. She advises not only international production companies but also public institutions and works on several projects for the European Commission and MEDIA.

Peter Broderick
Will present on Distribution Techniques and will provide a guided tour of the worlds of « Crowdfunding and Crowdsourcing ». He is President of Paradigm Consulting, which helps filmmakers and media companies design and implement state-of-the-art distribution strategies. A key player in the growth of the ultra-low budget feature movement, Broderick has become one of the most influential advocates of digital moviemaking.

Hetty Naaijkens-Retel Helmrich
Founded Scarabee Films, which specializes in high-quality creative documentaries, short films and features and her productions have been repeat winners at both IDFA and Sundance. Naaijkens works with broadcasters including NPS, VPRO, AVRO (Netherlands); HBO, PBS, and VRT (Belgium), Arte (France/Germany), TV 7 and France 3 (France) and Télévision Suisse Romande (Switzerland) amongst others. Naaijkens will present on Documentary Finance Wizardry.


Other exciting participants confirmed in this year’s Durban FilmMart include:

Bruni Burres
, is producer and senior consultant with the Sundance Documentary Program (SDP), where she works to expand the roster of national and international documentary filmmakers, deepen national and international collaborations with filmmakers and cultural institutions, and broaden the human rights themes explored by the SDP. She will mentor projects inside Doc Station Durban (part of the Talent Campus Durban) along with Peter Raymont, Peter Broderick and Sandi DuBowski.

Sandi DuBowski‘s award-winning work has screened at over 200 festivals, had theatrical release in over 150 cities, aired on BBC, The Sundance Channel, ZDF-Arte, and been funded by over 60 foundations. He is Outreach Director for The Good Pitch, is a media strategist with The Sundance Institute developed and co-leads Seize The Future with Peter Broderick, and launched Films That Change the World.

Don Edkins produced the Southern African series on truth and reconciliation and the multi-awarded documentary project Steps for the Future. He is Executive Producer of the STEPS International global documentary project Why Democracy? And is now doing the same with Why Poverty? He is a mentor for documentary projects at the Durban FilmMart.

Beadie Finzi, is a producer and a Director at Channel 4 BRITDOC Foundation which is dedicated to reinventing funding and distribution models for documentary filmmakers. It has funded over 60 award winning films and brokers relationships between filmmakers and NGO and brand sectors to create better, more effective films. As part of this strategy, the Foundation runs the Good Pitch events.

Peter Raymont has produced and directed over 100 documentary films. His films have taken him to Ethiopia, Nicaragua, India, Rwanda, the High Arctic and throughout North America and Europe and has received over of 35 international awards. His films are informed with a passion for human rights and social justice.

Midge Sanford, co-head of Sandford/Pillsbury Productions, and producer of 7 feature films for theatre and four made for TV movies. She is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

English

The Durban FilmMart has confirmed that its second edition will take place from 22-25 July 2011 during the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (21-31July).

This partnership project between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) provides film professionals from across Africa an opportunity to pitch projects to financiers, distributors and sales agents as well as participate in an exciting master-class and workshop programme.

The successful inaugural edition of Durban FilmMart hosted over 200 international producers, sales agents, distributors, financiers and funding organisations, who filled meeting lounges and seminar rooms over four days, attending meetings, project presentations and a series of master classes and workshops on latest trends in film finance, marketing, distribution and new media technologies.

Designed to create partnerships and further the development and production of African cinema, Durban FilmMart ultimately aims to raise the visibility of projects from the African continent, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers and other industry partners and act as a feeder stage for established co-production markets such as DFM’s official partner, CineMart, of the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The organisers are now calling for project submissions for the 2nd Durban FilmMart 22 – 25 July 2011, offering filmmakers from the continent of Africa the opportunity to be selected to pitch projects in one-on-one meetings with potential investors within the Finance Forum segment of the programme. African film practitioners are encouraged to take this opportunity as a means of promoting their projects, meeting experts and networking with industry professionals from across the globe. The closing date for submissions is 15 February 2011.

Entry is open to:

· Projects with an African citizen attached to one of the three key creative roles of producer, director or writer. 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, but who still have African citizenship or have proof of birth in Africa;

· Projects with a producer attached.


Feature projects in the DFM 2011 selection are:
69 Midane el Messaha (69 Messaha Square), directed by Ayten Amin and produced by Ihab Ayoub; Egypt
Ali Mea’za, directed by Ibrahim El Batout and produced by Hossam Elouan; Egypt
Boda Boda Thieves, directed by Donald Mugisha and produced by James Tayler; South Africa
Children of the Sand, directed by Ekwa Msangi-Omar and produced by Appie Matere; Kenya
Imbabazi, directed and produced by Joel Karekezi; Rwanda
Lock Yourself In, directed by Elan Gamaker and produced by Bridget Pickering; South Africa
Midnight Dogs, directed by Lassaad Dkhili and produced by Guillaume de Seille; Tunisia
Robin du Web (Robin of the Web) directed and produced by Véronique Doumbé; Ivory Coast/ United States of America
This Boy, directed by Kyle Lewis and produced by David Max Brown; South Africa
Two Princes, directed by Philippa Ndisi-Hermann and produced by Atieno Odenyo; Kenya


The selected documentary projects for DFM 2011 are:
The Black President, directed by Adze Ugah and produced by Anna Teeman; Nigeria/ United Kingdom
Femme à la Caméra, directed by Karima Zoubir and produced by Hicham Brini; Morocco
En Terre Inconnue, directed by Ariane Astrid Mbourou and produced by Cyrille Masso; Cameroon
FIDAI, directed by Damien Ounouri and co-produced by Mathieu Mullier and Alexander Singer; Algeria/ France
Homage to the Buddha, directed and produced by Nicole Schafer; South Africa
I, Afrikaner, directed by Annalet Steenkamp and produced by Lauren Groenewald; South Africa
Naana La Reine Mère (Naana, Queen Mother), directed and produced by Jean-Marie Teno; Cameroon
Ndiyindoda (I am a Man), directed by Mayenzeke Baza and produced by Bryony Roughton; South Africa
Return to Zimbabwe, directed and produced by Xoliswa Sithole; South Africa
Rollaball, directed by Eddie Edwards andproduced by Steven Markovitz; South Africa

Expert speakers Parallel to the pitching sessions for selected projects, there are four days of seminars, workshops and masterclasses featuring industry experts and filmmakers. Exciting lead experts at Durban FilmMart this year include Juliane Schulze, Peter Broderick and Hetty Naaijkens.