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Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Headline Speakers and Masterclasses for DFM 2024

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Headline Speakers and Masterclasses for DFM 2024

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Headline Speakers and Masterclasses for DFM 2024| Afrocritik

The speakers and masterclass moderators include Katie Irwin, Moussa Sene Absa, Layla Swart, Chris Mack, Nicola Ofoego, and Stanislas Renaudeau d’Arc. 

By Hope Ibiale

Durban FilmMart Institute has unveiled its headline speakers and masterclasses for its 2024 edition. The event is set to take place from 19 – 22 July 2024 in Durban, South Africa. Standout elements of the DFM 2024 Industry Programme under the theme, African Visions Unleashed: From Disruption to Accountability, are the In Conversation and Masterclass series, which aim to enhance the film community. 

The headline speakers include Katie Irwin, an agent and the Co-Head of International at WME Independent, artist, writer, musician, and filmmaker from Dakar, Moussa Sene Absa, and South African filmmaker Layla Swart. The masterclass programme will feature Chris Mack, Director of Grow Creative for Netflix International Originals, Nicola Ofoego, Head of Acquisitions at Black Mic Mac, and Stanislas Renaudeau d’Arc, the Managing Director of Frogbox.

Durban FilmMart Institute Announces Headline Speakers and Masterclasses for DFM 2024| Afrocritik
 

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While speaking about the event, Magdalene Reddy, Director of the Durban FilmMart Institute (DFMI) stated, “The In Conversation and Masterclass series at DFM 2024 offer attendees an opportunity to learn from and engage with some of the influential figures in the film industry. These sessions celebrate the achievements of industry leaders and provide a platform for meaningful dialogue that can inspire and guide the next generation of filmmakers. We are pleased to present leading experts who will share their knowledge, helping others navigate and find their place within Africa’s dynamic film landscape”. 

Durban FilmMart Institute is the business hub of the African film industry, where film professionals and content are globally competitive and celebrated. The institute’s mission is to provide appropriate and effective programmes and services to promote, support, and facilitate investment in the African film industry.

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