IPO-curated Panels at Durban FilmMart

The IPO has curated two sessions at DFM under the banner of SA in Focus: State of the South African Audio-Visual Industry:

Monday 7 September 10-11am

Session 1: GROUNDHOG DAY – where we are and what we’ve learned

Moderator: Thandi Davids – IPO Deputy Chairperson


Helen Kuhn – Indigenous Film Distribution – making the best plan and redefining partnerships

Unathi Malunga – SASFED – challenges and learnings

Antoinette Engel – DFA – centering and funding non-fiction filmmaking during and post-pandemic

Marianne Grant – Gray Global Advisory

Tuesday 8 September 10-11am

BACK TO THE FUTURE – how we get the industry ready to take off

Moderator: Nimrod Geva – IPO co-Chair


Leon Forde – Olsberg-spi – global industry economic perspective

Monde Twala – Viacom – taking African stories global

David Kayser – Torchwood – supporting our storytelling

Bradley Joshua – Gambit – new platforms, new opportunities