If you are coming to the Durban International Film Festival 2016 there are plenty of free film resources that you should be aware of.
In KwaZulu-Natal there is:
KZN Film Commission
The KZN Film Commission helps filmmakers with information, funding opportunities and workshops.
They will be having a Script Development Workshop with Mokopi Shale, writer of Mrs Right Guy.
Date: 23 June 2016
Time 9am – 4pm
Venue: KZNFC, 11th floor training room, 115 Musgrave Towers, Musgrave Centre.
For more info on the commission visit www.kwazulunatalfilm.co.za
The Durban Film Office
They will be having a Micro Budget and Development Fund Workshop. Hear all about this fund and how you could use it.
Date: 27 June 2016
Venue: Visitors complex at The Botanic Gardens
Please RSVP to Nosipho.firstname.lastname@example.org before 23 June 2016
For more info on the film office visit www.durbanfilmoffice.co.za
The 7th Durban FilmMart
They will be having many workshops and discussions at the Durban Film Festival. Some of them are free. Visit the main hub at The Elangeni Hotel from 17 June 2016. There will also be chances for filmmakers to network and learn from others, hear about funding and much more.
For more info on the Durban FilmMart and to register as a delegate visit: www.durbanfilmmart.co.za
The Durban International Film Festival www.durbanfilmfest.co.za
There will be workshops, networking, films galore and much more.
Submissions open for the Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (19 – 28 August 2016)
Deadline: 27 June 2016
For more info visit: www.dglff.org.za
In Gauteng there is the Gauteng Fim Commission which helps filmmakers.
For more info visit www.gautengfilm.org.za
In the Western Cape there is Wesgro which helps filmmakers with useful information.
For more info visit www.wesgro.co.za
This edition by Fred Felton