Delegate registration opens for 8th Durban FilmMart


Delegate registration for Africa’s premier film finance and co-production market, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), is open.

Celebrating its 8th edition, this year’s DFM, a joint programme of the Durban Film Office (DFO), the eThekwini Municipality’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival – hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts – takes place from 14 to 17 July. It will host around 500 delegates from Africa and the world. Continue reading

Familiar Durban landmarks feature in the new South African comedy, ‘Keeping Up With The Kandasamys’


Director Jayan Moodley with script supervisor, Ashley Aldworth focus on the monitor during the filming of ‘Keeping up with the Kandasamys’ in Durban, while producers Junaid Ahmed (left) and Helena Spring ( back) look on. The film opens in SA on Friday, March 3.

The much-anticipated South African film Keeping up with the Kandasamys directed by Jayan Moodley and produced by the late Junaid Ahmed and Helena Spring premiered to an audience of almost 600 ten days ago at Gateway Ster-Kinekor in Durban. It opens nationwide in cinemas this Friday (March 3). Continue reading

Durban Film Office partners with soapie, ‘Uzalo’, to train local filmmakers


From left to right: Durban Film Office trainees Slindokuhle Msomi (Umlazi), Ntombifuthi “G-2” Zakwe (Mobeni Heights), Philipe Masondo (Ntuzuma), Thokozani Mahaye (Inanda Newton) and Mbusi Harrison Msane (Wyebank) with Pinky Sozombile (Newlines West) in front, on the set of Uzalo in Durban.

Six aspiring Durban film-makers have been given the opportunity to work behind the scenes on one of South Africa’s most watched soapies, Uzalo, which boasts a viewership of almost three million per day. Continue reading