Durban FilmMart JumpStart 2024

Opportunity type:  Open Call

For:  Filmmakers

Deadline: 28/02/24, 9:59 pm

Rewards: Mentorship + accommodation + travel

Location Eligibility: Worldwide

About this opportunity

Jumpstart is an incubator programme designed to introduce emerging filmmakers to writing and packaging. Focusing on project packaging for the international market, filmmakers are introduced to key techniques and tools for scriptwriting and storytelling processes. Projects will be guided by script consultants from South Africa and France.


  • Online mentorship (June/ July 2024 and November 2024)
  • Travel will be covered by DFMI. This will include 1 flight (round trip) per project traveling from within Africa and accommodation for 1 project representative only.


  • Projects in which the producer, director, or writer is an African citizen. Proof of African citizenship must be provided through a certified copy of a valid African passport or identification document. (Africans living in the Diaspora must have African citizenship – proof of passport).

Entry Fee


How to Apply

Apply using the link: DFM JumpStart 2024

All questions regarding this award should be sent to


Feb 28 2024

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No Entry Fee


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