I participate din all the programmes organized by Durban FilmMart with financiers, film directors, producers, scriptwriters, etc. from Zanzibar, Tanzania, Mozambique, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Germany, Japan, etc. My observation and contribution to this discussion was to inform people about the Ethiopian film industry, which, in my experience and in contrast to other developing coutnries, is driven by local demand for entertainment rather than by development agency-funded or produced informational / educational film productions (documentaries).
I have reterned to Ethiopia and am determined to establish connections, use my observation and understanding of the DIFF to improve EIFF, use my contacts to promote Ethiopian films and film professionals internationally.
Grant Year : 2011
Profile : Film director
Gender : M
To attend the 32nd edition of the Durban International Film Festival and to participate in one of its projects, the Durban FilmMart Finance Forum, which provides selected African filmmakers with the opportunity to pitch film projects to leading financiers and to facilitate networking opportunities in order for African and international filmmakers to form alliances for future collaborations.
Type of Project
Departure : Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Destination : Durban, South Africa