Sunday, June 22, 2014

Loads of Film Festivals For Durban in June and July

Film Festivals For Durban

In multiple venues - Dbn and Pmb: 20 June onwards
Refugee Social Services will be hosting Forced to Flee - a mini-film festival and a series of activities happening in venues in and around Durban to commemorate World Refugee Day on June 20. 
The focus this year will be on creating awareness around the stories of forced migration and refugees. The commemoration will marry film; photography; visual art; music; craft and discussions. 
The core event will take place at the Denis Hurley Hall, Diakonia Centre on World Refugee Day, June 20 starting at 11am with supporting events taking place at the Alliance Fran├žaise;  Durban Holocaust Centre; Project Gateway in PMB and the Rainbow Restaurant in Pinetown – as well as in the waiting rooms of the Home Affairs (Refugee Reception Centre: Che Guevara Road, which is the one participating venue not open to the general public); the Refugee Social Services; Lawyers for Human Rights; Archie’s Cafe at the Diakonia Centre and Refugee Pastoral Care - throughout the week following World Refugee Day, from 23-27 June.

For more information, call 031-310 3578 or email for the full programme

The Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 20 June - 6 July 2014 at KZNSA

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Durban FilmMart 2014

Early Bird Delegate Registration Closes 27 June

Will you be registering early for the Durban FilmMart? Time is running out to take advantage of the Early Bird Delegate Registration currently on offer. The specially reduced fee of R1350 ends on the 27 June, thereafter those who wish to attend will have to pay the full price of R1850 for their registration.
The Durban FilmMart has become one of Africa’s leading co-production and finance markets for filmmakers in Africa. This event offers filmmakers the chance to build and improve on their storytelling, film content and filmmaking skills through workshops, masterclasses and interactive forums run by international experts in the film industry.
Celebrating its 5th successful year running, this year’s Durban FilmMart is one not to be missed. Through the continued partnership with Produire au Sud of Festival des 3 Continents, there will be a special focus on story development and story presentation. Master classes will be conducted by renowned 'Script-Doctor' Miguel Machalski, 'Pitch coach' Stefano Tealdi, 'Co-production’ expert Denis Vaslin and 'Documentary Financing' expert, Julia Overton. Some of the DFM Partners, industry professionals and special guests in attendance include ARTE France; Berentsfilm; Blinker Filmproduktion; Rotterdam Cinemart; Cine-Sud Promotion; Hot Docs Blue Ice Group; IDFA Bertha Fund and International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, International Organisation la Francophonie; M-Appeal; Prescience Film Finance; Produire au Sud; Rezo Films; Rome Cinema Network; Rush Lake Media; Sundance Institute, Tribeca Film Institute; YLe Finland and many more. 
The Durban FilmMart, funded by the City of Durban, is a partnership between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival, and takes place from 18 - 21 July 2014 alongside the 35th Durban International Film Festival, which runs from 17 - 27 July 2014 at the Elangeni Tsogo Sun Hotel in Durban, South Africa.
Make sure you reserve your seat before the Early Bird Registration draws to a close!
For more information on the Durban FilmMart and how to register as a delegate please visit:

Durban International Film Festival 2014 17 - 27 July 2014

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