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06 July 2011

Counting Down to Durban FilmMart






5 July 2011

COUNTING DOWN TO DURBAN FILMMART 2011!

See who's registered for Durban FilmMart 2011 and book your own
space at Africa's premier film industry event. You can also view
the programme and confirmed speakers online

Please click here to find out more: www.durbanfilmmart.com

For information or to register as a delegate visit
www.durbanfilmmart.com or e-mail or Kamille Padayachee
on info@thoughtfire.co.za

NEW AWARD FOR 2011 DURBAN FILMMART

One of South Africa's leading film distribution companies,
Videovision Entertainment, has sponsored a brand new prize to be
awarded at the 2011 edition of the Durban FilmMart. The 'Best
South African Film Project' award, valued at R75 000, will go
towards nurturing and developing emerging African filmmakers.

The prize, which will be redeemed on completion of the film, includes:
• A guarantee by Videovision Entertainment to acquire the local
distribution rights
• The provision of funding to a maximum of R50 000 towards
the P&A for the release of the film in South Africa
• Ensuring that the film is released in South Africa
• Providing strategic advice to the filmmakers on the marketing
and distribution of the film
• Evaluation of the potential of the film for an international
release after viewing the final cut

OTHER AWARDS UP FOR GRABS …
* From IDFA & Jan Vrijman (two awards) - For the Most Promising
Documentary Projects
* From the Hubert Bals Fund - For the Most Promising Fiction
Project – 5000
Euro's
* PUMA.Creative – (three awards) PUMA.Creative Catalyst Award,
PUMA.Creative Mobility Award and the PUMA.Creative Impact Award –
adjudicated by Channel 4's BRITDOC Foundation



SPECIALISTS IN ATTENDANCE AT DURBAN FILMMART 2011…

CLAUDIA STEFFEN – Pandora Film

Founded in 1981 Pandora Film has become a leading distribution
company of international arthouse movies. In 1997 Pandora Film
Produktion was established in order to establish dialogue with
writers and directors who develop their own and unmistakable
cinematic language. The Pandora Film catalogue includes more than
80 films, including 'Above Us Only Sky' by Jan Schomburg,
'Medianeras' by Gustavo Tarreto and in Cannes Competition
'Le Havre' by Aki Kaurismäki, in 2011 and 'On The Path' by Jasmila
Žbanić, 'La Princesse De Montpensier' by Bertrand Tavernier, 'At
Ellen's Age' by Pia Marais and 'Home For Christmas' by Bent Hamer.


ANDREAS ROTHBAUER – Beta Cinema

Andreas Rothbauer is Head of Theatrical Sales & International
Acquisitions at Beta Cinema, the theatrical division of Beta Film GmbH.

Aside from Sales Credits for Academy Award nominated and winning
films like 'The Downfall', 'The Lives of Others' and
'The Counterfeiters', Andreas was responsible for some of Beta
Cinema's international key acquisitions like Sergei Bodrov's
Oscar nominated epic 'MONGOL - The Rise to Power of Genghis Khan'
and Paulo Sorrentino's Cannes Jury Prize Winner 'Il Divo'

He has given lectures and Master Classes on international film
distribution at film schools in Europe and is currently on the
board of the German Film Exporters association (VDFE)

KATE TOWNSEND - BBC Storyville

Kate Townsend is Executive Producer for BBC Four's flagship
international documentary strand, Storyville, where she is
responsible for developing and delivering commissions for
Storyville from the UK and the rest of the world, maintaining the
highest standards for the critically acclaimed strand. Storyville
delivers an eclectic mix of compelling stories from across the
globe. It has developed an enviable reputation since its inception
more than a decade ago, winning a staggering array of awards,
including Oscars, Griersons and Emmys.

Kate has experience of directing and producing a wide range of
factual programmes and has worked as a series producer in the BBC's
science department, including its flagship strand, Horizon and a
series on the history of psychology.

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