logoDeadline is looming for proposals as the recently launched Development Fund Programme of the Durban Film Office closes this Monday 13th January 2014 at 17h00 and local filmmakers are encouraged to submit their proposals.

The programme designed for the first time to cater for experienced and seasonal local filmmakers, will provide financial assistance to already developed film project proposals.

DFO's Toni Monty notes the need for initial funding for filmmakers that deserve and require a kick-start to their film project and to realise their dreams in filmmaking can become a reality.

"We believe the programme will offer an ideal investment opportunity for both locally distinguished filmmakers as well as towards the promotion of our progressive film industry," said Monty.

The programme will accept project proposals that display commercial viability, prospective investment and collaboration opportunities as well as local and global competitiveness.

Overview of the Development Fund Programme:
The Development Fund Programme will provide development funding to a maximum value of R250 000 per project. The programme will support two projects per annum and will commence from 1 April 2014.

Who can apply?

Experienced writers, producers, directors based in Durban who need to develop projects for local and international investors, markets and audiences.
All project submissions must be delivered to:

Mr. Fezile Peko
Development Fund Programme
Durban Film Office
11th Floor Rennie House
41 Margaret Mncadi Avenue

To receive an application form and more information on how to apply (requirements, process etc) please contact Development Fund Programme Project Manager, Fezile Peko Fezile.peko@durban.gov.za or telephone 031 311 4788.

For more information on the Durban Film Office.