Durban FilmMart, which runs in Durban, South Africa from July 17-20, has announced its project selection for this year.

The 6th Durban FilmMart has selected the 19 docs and features from more than 120 submissions from African filmmakers.

DFM is a joint initiative between the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival (July 16-26).

“This year, we are pleased to welcome projects from a diverse range of countries on the continent, including Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Uganda, Nigeria, Kenya, Zimbabwe and South Africa,” said Toni Monty of the Durban Film Office.

“The DFM has become an important springboard for projects that have been conceptualized by African filmmakers, to support them as the projects move from the idea to exhibition.

“Over the last five years we have seen many projects go on to be awarded further opportunities to develop at various other markets, and eventually be screened in cinemas and festivals around the globe.

“In previous years, past DFM projects have been selected for the Durban International Film Festival, testimony to the value this market adds to the development process.”

Durban Filmart Selected Projects 2015

Fiction projects

  • Cactus Flower (Egypt)
    Producer Hossam Elouan, Director Hala Elkoussy

  • Inkabi (The Hitman) (South Africa)
    Producer Anco Henning, Director Norman Maake

  • Laughter is the Best Colour (Nigeria)
    Producer Mohammed Musulumi, Director Chike Ibekwe

  • On the Way to Paradise (South Africa)
    Producer Imraan Jeeva, Director Sara Blecher

  • One More Night in Lagos (Cote d’Ivoire)
    Producer Tosin Coker, Director Marina Niava

  • Riot Waif (South Africa)
    Producer Jean Meeran, Director Zinaid Meeran

  • Selma and Charlize (South Africa)
    Producer Junaid Ahmed/Helena Spring, Director Robyn Aronstam

  • Sunflowers Behind a Dirty Fence (Uganda)
    Producer Nathan Magoola, Director Simon Mukali

  • The Tall Assassin (South Africa)
    Producer Carolyn Carew, Director Roy Zetisky

  • Unbalanced (Ghana)
    Producer Akosua Adoma Owusu [pictured], Director P. Sam Kessie


  • After Marikana - The End of Democracy (South Africa)
    Producer Anita Khanna, Director Rehad Desai

  • Amal (Egypt)
    Producer Sara Bökemeyer, Director Mohamed Siam

  • Life and Times of John C (South Africa)
    Producer Neil Brandt, Director Francois Verster

  • Truck Mama (Kenya)
    Producer Zipporah Nyaruri, Director Zipporah Nyaruri, Co-director Peggy Mbiyu

  • Not in My Neighbourhood (South Africa)
    Producer and Director Kurt Orderson

  • Project Delight (South Africa)
    Producer and Director Karin Slater

  • Terre Jaune (Togo)
    Producers Sitou Ayite and Madje Ayite with Elisabeth Guthmann, Director Bouna Cherif Fofana and Sitou Ayite

  • The Other Half of the African Sky (Zimbabwe)
    Producer and Director Tapiwa Chipfupa

  • The Rainbow: Jazz for the Struggle, and the Struggle for Jazz (South Africa)
    Producer Antoinette Engel, Director Niren Tolsi