As the most important element of a market is its content, the CTIFMF has developed a program that aims to elevate the bar for African content in terms of quality and innovation. A maximum of six works in progress will be selected from the African continent to show to international industry experts. Small groups of high calibre decision makers and experts will be hand-picked to view each of the selected films and then give detailed feedback, with the goal of increasing the artistic quality and challenging the core creative teams to think about audiences beyond their own territories.
This initial small group viewing will be followed by a screening of a segment of the same works to a wider audience of invited industry stakeholders comprising of festival programmers, sales companies, distributors and post production financiers. The WIP program will disburse finishing awards to the most promising projects: grading, final sound mix, VFX, online editing, subtitling and DCPs, with the generous support of South African post production facilities such as Priest Post, Rhapsody, The Refinery, The Work Room Audio Post and Post Production South Africa.
We have confirmed attendance from Berlinale’s European Film Market and Berlinale Africa Hub, Tribeca, TIFF, London BFI; international sales companies such as Pyramide International, Flourishing Films, Talent Agents Casarotto and Curtis Brown, MNET, Indigenous Films and Ster Kinekor.
Submissions are invited until 17 August 2018 of fiction or documentary feature length African films in the making.
Filmmakers are requested to submit a password protected Vimeo link of the current edit, a one page synopsis and a one page statement from the director, producer and editor of what they still aim to achieve in the finishing of the film. Submissions will be assessed by a selection panel.