Stage 5 Films is very proud to announce the ‘Stage 5 Films Award’ for the ‘Most Promising Narrative Feature Film Project’ at the Durban FilmMart 2019.
The R50,000 CASH PRIZE will be accompanied by an additional R25,000 worth of script coverage, production support, market analysis and packaging for future finance.
10 narrative feature films from 5 African countries are included in this year’s Durban FilmMart SA, which consists of a 2-day mentoring programme culminating in a series of forum pitches to broadcasters, financiers and distributors.
As the demand for African storytelling continues to increase, the importance of creating an enabling environment for creative development is critical to ensure a secure talent pipeline for the future. With this award, Stage 5 Films continues its dedication to investing in emerging talent and bringing world-class African film, television and documentary content to the continent and the world.
“As independent, creative producers, we continue to invest directly into emerging African talent. Our hope is that the ‘Stage 5 Films Award’ will give the deserving team the decisive lift needed to get their project to the next phase of its development,” encourages producer Dylan Voogt.
Reaching a significant milestone of 10 years, the Durban Film Mart has firmly established itself as one of the most important film industry events on the continent. It’s been instrumental in the success of numerous Stage 5 Films projects, including Skoonheid (Beauty) by Oliver Hermanus (2011), Unearthed (2014), The Journeymen (2016) and Five Fingers for Marseilles (2017).
The successful project and recipients will be selected in consultation with The Durban FilmMart, meeting requirements that include original concept, creative and technical treatment, as well as market value. The award will be announced in Durban on Monday 22 July 2019.
*The prizes attached to the ‘Stage 5 Films Award’ are non-conditional and are paid in cash 30 days from the announcement of the winner.
Stage 5 Films is a multi award-winning full-service Production Company based out of Cape Town South Africa.
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