One of Africa’s premier film industry events, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), a joint programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has ramped up its offerings to delegates for its 9th edition, which takes place from July 20 to 23, 2018.
“The 2018 Edition of Durban FilmMart offers some exciting opportunities through a diverse programme of masterclasses, seminars and events for African filmmakers to build business networks, explore collaborations, develop content, benchmark their creative and production work in line with international trends, and look for investment and business opportunities,” says Toni Monty, Head of the Durban Film Office. “But what underpins the DFM, is the focus on developing the industry in Africa, whilst drawing on local African and international expertise.”
The 9th Durban FilmMart takes place in Durban, at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni from 20 to 23 July 2018, during the 39th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (19-29 July 2018).
Early bird registration closes June 4, 2018, and general registration closes July 13, 2018. For more information on the Durban FilmMart and to register as a delegate visit www.durbanfilmmart.com or for Durban International Film Festival www.durbanfilmfest.co.za
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Mahindra Drives Vehicle Assembly Investment In Durban
KwaZulu-Natal’s investment drive receives a shot in the arm, as Mahindra launches a new semi-knockdown assembly plant within Dube TradePort Special Economic Zone. The facility will produce Mahindra’s Pik-Up range of Single and Double-Cab bakkies; when the plant is operating at full capacity the facility will be able to produce 4000 vehicles a year… Read More .. http://www.durbantv.net/mahindra-drives-vehicle-assembly-investment-in-durban/
DUrban renewal is a priority for the city. The regeneration of the inner city of Durban and the development of surrounding urban precincts is an aspect of urban management being carefully planned to bring business back to the CBD … Urban Lime is the company spearheading the rejuvenation alongside eThekwini Municipality.
At the united nations Summit for Sustainable Development in 2015, the UN Member States approved the 2030 Development agenda, which eThekwini Municipality has taken to the heart of the city, re-planning areas to ensure the city re-emerges as accessible, safe and workable for the public and business.
Durban’s Economic Development & Planning Cluster has assisted and supports Urban Lime’s investment of R1.2bn (Eur77m) since 2014, with a further planned investment of R1bn in the next 18 months, resulting in significant changes to high-rise, main-street and iconic buildings and key business nodes, along selected priority corridors, resulting in the creation of entrepreneurship opportunities and jobs, as well as renewed confidence in the city.
DUrbanTV took to the streets to see how the inner city and urban renewal developments are bringing the Durban CBD back to life.
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Durban harbour is setting itself up to rule the African Waves as one of Africa’s largest and busiest ports.
Transnet National Ports Authority has concluded an agreement that will see KwaZulu Cruise Terminal Pty Ltd (KCT) finance, construct, operate, maintain and transfer a new Cruise Terminal Facility in the Port of Durban by October 2020. The parties signed off on this R200 million-plus project at an official ceremony on Monday, 16 April 2018.
PrimeHP is on top of its game when it comes to developing future athletes and taking care of the Business of Sport. DUrbanTV takes a look at how this Durban based elite athlete’s performance development centre recently focused attention on the business of Sport amongst South African athletes, coaches and local sporting organisations through their hosting of the ‘most succesful to date’ ASPC conference.
ECHO FILM FESTIVAL – Russia 14-16 Dec 2017
South African Film makers are waiting with baited breath to hear of they will take away a prize as part of the Echo Film Festival.
The main aim of the festival is to present works of talented filmmakers from Brazil, India, China and RSA (Republic of South Africa) to Russian spectators in order to encourage a greater understanding the unique aspects of culture, history and traditions of BRICS countries.
“They came in Spring Carts”, a documentary produced and filmed by Clive Read of Durban, depicting the history behind the Warwick Triangle’s traders, is just one of the South African films selected.
The live screening session and award ceremony will take place in Moscow’s Cosmos Movie Theatre 14 to 16 December, 2017.
View DUrbanTV to see more about the Echo festival.
For more information visit the ECHO Film Festival website.
The TVBrics channel was officially signed into being by the member countries at the Brics Conference in China on 5th September 2017.
DUrbanTV and TVBrics signed a Memorandum of intent on 6th Sept 2017 to provide mutual content, develop co-productions and collaborations with TVBrics TV channels as part of the TVBrics channel agreement.
DUrbanTV presents programming content from Durban, South Africa, a busy port city situated on the East Coast of South Africa.
The city is a thriving metropolis with a diverse population, the biggest natural harbour in Africa and is a vibrant hub of productivity and economic development.
It is the traditional home of the Zulu nation, has the largest population of Indians outside of India, was known as the Last Outpost due to its colonial past and attracts a myriad of African cultures who work, play and invest in this modern, vibrant, cosmopolitan city, welcoming local and international visitors to its sunny, sub-tropical climate 365 days a year.
With such diversity comes a rich cultural experience, combined with healthy, outdoor lifestyle (Durban has been voted the city with the best quality of life by Mercer for the last 2 years) sporting and recreational activities, and a wealth of African wildlife and natural experiences, Durban really is positioned perfectly as the showcase of Africa.