Durban FilmMart: Animation Leads At The 2023 Durban FilmMart

The theme for this year’s Durban FilmMart “African Constellations” will pay special attention to Animated films, which is a rapidly growing genre not only in Africa but around the world

Durban FilmMart: Animation Leads At The 2023 Durban FilmMart-TSZ MZANSI
Durban FilmMart: Animation Leads At The 2023 Durban FilmMart

The Durban FilmMart institute which holds annually is now planning to celebrate the current film industry champions and future leaders in film at this year’s Durban FilmMart.

The theme for this year’s Durban FilmMart “African Constellations” will pay special attention to Animated films, which is a rapidly growing genre not only in Africa but around the world.

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“The festival will showcase eight animations and also offer four specialized sessions which will not only be a gathering point for creators and institutions but also offer a platform to showcase the innovative ideas that are top of mind for leaders in this sector.” said the DFMI

Magdalene Reddy, director of the Durban FilmMart, said: “The animation industry in Africa is witnessing significant growth and recognition especially as it highlights cultural diversity and unique perspectives, earning international acclaim for African animators’ creativity and storytelling.”

Featured speakers include Eduardo Cachucho (Fak’ugesi Festival and Digital Lab Africa), Sakhile Mogale, Tegan Birstow and Kirsten Khan (University of the Witwatersrand – Digital Arts).

Some of the animation films on offer include:

Season 1 of “Azania Rises”, a South African production by Dr. Farayi Chinyanga and Fatuma Abdullah and directed by Farisai Kavayi.

“Boy Boi”, a Kenyan production produced by Shadrack Munene and J. Njogu Macharia and directed by J. Njogu Macharia.

“Between Heaven and Earth” (Entre ciel et terre) (Tunisia). Produced by Sarra Ben Hassen and directed by Nadia Rais.

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“My ig World BIG” (South Africa), produced by Busisiwe Ntintili, Mpumi Sinxoto and Amanda Zungu and directed by Lebogang Sekwelenkwe.

“The Passport of Mallam Ilia” (Nigeria), produced by Ferdinand Adimefe and directed by Chekwube Okonkwo.
For more information on the festival visit www.durbanfilmmart.co.za.

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