4 AFDA alumni films at Durban FilmMart 2024 Official Project Selection

Apr 24, 2024 | Alumni, News

The Durban FilmMart Institute introduced the selected projects for the Pitch and Finance Forum of the 2024 Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s leading co-production and finance market. Scheduled for 19 – 22 July 2024, the 15th edition of DFM, under the banner “African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability,” will host a dynamic four-day event in Durban, South Africa.

4 AFDA alumni film projects were selected were selected:

Fiction Features: Acts of Man – Director: Sheetal Magan and The Moon Can’t Run – Producer: Shveta Naidoo and Director: Naishe Nyamubaya

Documentary Features: A Girl and a Gun – Director: Arya Lalloo and The One Who Sings – Producers: Chelsea Art and Cameron Lawry and Director: Chelsea Art.

This year, 30 compelling projects in development will participate in the Pitch and Finance Forum, a pivotal platform where filmmakers convene to network with global broadcasters, financiers, streamers, sales agents, festival programmers, and producers. This interaction is crucial for acquiring the necessary support to transition projects from development to production, ultimately bringing diverse African narratives to both regional and international audiences.

Magdalene Reddy, Director of the DFMI, commented on the selection of projects: “This year’s diverse array of narratives showcases the creativity, adaptability, and inquisitiveness of filmmakers throughout the continent. Our filmmakers are tackling complex subjects and presenting fresh perspectives to worldwide audiences. The chosen projects weave through the intricacies of identity, tradition, and modernity, among other themes. They not only explore historical legacies and their lasting effects but also highlight the vibrant interaction between cultural preservation and innovation. These ideas are vital for deepening our understanding of the social, environmental, and ethical contexts that influence contemporary African societies and their filmic representations.”



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