2014 Durban Film Mart Award Winners

[ 2 ] July 24, 2014 |

Congratulations to:

  • Nyanga Sky (South Africa) – Directed by Matthew Griffiths and produced by Rafeeqah Galant.
  • The Wound (South Africa) – Directed by John Trengove and produced by Elias Ribeiro
  • Home Expulsion (Rwanda) – Directed and produced by Kayambi Musafiri
  • Shattered by Philani Ndaba
  • In search of African Duende: The Uganda Flamenco Project (Uganda) – Directed by Caroline Kamya and produced by Keren Cogan.
  • Hawa Hawaii (Kenya) – Directed by Amirah Tajdin and produced by Wafa Mohamed Tajdin, Bongiwe Selane, Helena Spring and Junaid Ahmed.
  • Alex On Seventh (South Africa) – Directed by Engelbert Phiri and produced by Guy Bragge.
  • The Sound of Masks (South Africa) – Directed by Kofi Zwana and produced by Sara Gouveia.
Check out the pic below

Award details:

  1. The CineMart Award, sponsored by the co-production market of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, has been awarded to Hawa Hawaii (Kenya) – Directed by Amirah Tajdin and produced by Wafa Mohamed Tajdin, Bongiwe Selane, Helena Spring and Junaid Ahmed. This award invites and sponsors this DFM 2014 fiction winning project to attend the Rotterdam Lab, a five-day training and networking event bringing together producers from all over the world.
  2. For the ‘Most Promising Documentary Pitch’ award, sponsored by the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), has been awarded to The Sound of Masks (South Africa) – Directed by Kofi  Zwana and produced by Sara Gouveia. This award will provide Kofi Zwana and Sara Gouveia with an IDFA and Forum Pass, with a 4-night hotel stay and daily allowance. They will also receive guidance and information on how to make the most of the festival and have meetings set up.
  3. The New Cinema Network award has been awarded to Alex On Seventh (South Africa) – Directed by Engelbert Phiri and produced by Guy Bragge. This award gives Engelbert Phiri and Guy Bragge the opportunity to attend the 9th edition NCN in Rome, taking place on the 19 – 21 October 2014, with the chance to present their work to active companies of the International Film industry.
  4. The award sponsored by Produire au Sud of Festival des 3 Continents (Nantes), a developmental workshop programme aimed to familiarize producers with a variety of important tools and international techniques, has been awarded to Hawa Hawaii (Kenya) – Directed by Amirah Tajdin and produced by Wafa Mohamed Tajdin, Bongiwe Selane, Helena Spring and Junaid Ahmed. This award gives Amirah Tajdin, Wafa Mohamed Tajdin, Bongiwe Selane, Helena Spring and Junaid Ahmed the invaluable opportunity of travel and accommodation to the “Produire au Sud (PAS) workshop”, where they will be given tools, expertise, and new connections especially with European networks through this one week unique training programme.
  5. The Docubox award, an East-African documentary film fund, has been awarded to In search of African Duende: The Uganda Flamenco Project (Uganda) – Directed by Caroline Kamya and produced by Keren Cogan. This Ugandan documentary project will have the support for their non-Kenyan East African Documentary production with $2500 development funds.
  6. Shattered by Philani Ndaba won the Restless Talent Pitch award, which is a one-year representation deal for the project by Restless Talent Management, who provide development services such as image-building and positioning, project packaging, PR, and advises its clients on film sales, distribution and promotion.
  7. Home Expulsion (Rwanda) – Directed and produced by Kayambi Musafiri was awarded with the Organisation Internationale de Francophonie (OIF) award of €5000.
  8. While, The Wound (South Africa) – Directed by John Trengove and produced by Elias Ribeiro have been awarded the ARTE France International Prize of €6000 for their feature film project.
  9. The Videovision Entertainment ‘Best South African Film Project’ prize valued at R75 000, has been awarded to Nyanga Sky (South Africa) – Directed by Matthew Griffiths and produced by Rafeeqah Galant. This award guarantees Nyanga Sky a release once the project is completed and includes marketing and distribution support from Videovision Entertainment.
  10. Afridocs, a new award that was inspired by the Durban FilmMart events, was awarded to Amal (Egypt) by Mohamed Siam. A cash prize value €4000.

Here’s a pic of the award winners… jeez some of these people look exhausted!

If you want to win next year, get these facts down!

2014 Durban Film Mart Award  Winners

2014 Durban Film Mart Award Winners



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