Tuesday, 10th October 2023
Sinemite Newsletter #26
Africa’s best source for film industry news, insights and distribution knowledge.
Durban FilmMart Institute Announces DFMI Business Lab Participants
After receiving a record number of applications for the 3rd edition of the DFMI Business lab, the Durban FilmMart Institute is pleased to announce 35 participants from 22 countries across the continent.
The selected participants will undergo a 12-week business development programme, aimed at nurturing and empowering producers with the necessary skills to effectively engage in a global market. Continue Reading
MashaRket – Kigali International Content Market.
MashaRket is a three-day content market scheduled to take place during the 9th edition of the Mashariki African Film Festival, from November 28th to 30th, 2023. This premier event will gather film and media stakeholders from around the world, providing a platform for buying and selling audiovisual content and new media. MashaRket offers a unique opportunity to monetize content and explore new partnership opportunities, serving as a comprehensive one-stop shop for industry professionals. Continue Reading
GRANTS AND SUBMISSIONS
Apply: Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund
The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund (HDBID) is a fund for filmmakers who live and work on the African continent. The Fund offers grants in Development and Production for feature or broadcast-length documentaries. Approximately 4 to 10 projects are awarded each year. All successful applications will also be considered for a mentorship program.
Deadline: 30 November, 2023
Apply Here: https://bit.ly/3PNBuB5
The Kitale Film Week is an 8-day film festival that aims to position film as a strategic factor for sustainable development in Trans Nzoia. The festival organisers include a mixture of young men and women mostly born and bred in Kitale, some of whom have worked at the top of the film industry in Kenya and abroad. The main reason for this is the need for knowledge transfer from the higher to the mid and low cadre of filmmaking in the region and even across the border.
The Kitale Film Week is also positioning itself to be a premier tourism attraction in the coming years, to spur a ripple effect on the growth of other local industries.
Deadline: Saturday, 11 November 2023