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Jumpstart 2022 | 11th Edition

MOLOTOV! An endless Night (Egypt)
MOLOTOV! An endless Night (Egypt)
BLACKASS (Nigeria)
BLACKASS (Nigeria)
WE (South Africa/Kenya)
WE (South Africa/Kenya)

  • Durban FilmMart
  • Durban International Film Festival
  • Ambassade de France en Afrique du Sud
  • CNC
  • ACP-EU Culture


– Main workshop supported by IFAS (Institut Français Afrique du Sud):
July 22-25, 2022
– Follow-up workshop supported by DEENTAL:
-> Novembre 8-10, 2022 (online)
->  Late February 2023 (online)

Applications are now closed.

Project selection

EGYPT | An endless Night

directed by Mohamed Kassaby
produced by Mohamed Kateb (Varphi Studio)

GHANA | A Dream to die for

Directed by David A. Masterwille
Produced by Marie Gbagbo

NIGERIA | Blackass

directed by Tolulope Ajayi
produced by Chioma Onyenwe (Raconteur Productions)

SIERRA LEONE | The Path of Ruganzu

directed by Zachariah Lloyd Sesay
produced by Yaya Fofana


directed by Sihle Hlophe
produced by Faith Koli (Passion Seed Communications)

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– Jérémie Dubois, director and screenwriter – France
– Tracey Lee Rainers, script consultant – South Africa
– Guillaume Mainguet, Head of Produire au Sud – France

Follow-up worKshop

Film projects promoters from Jumpstart workshop are accompanied after their first workshop experience online. They will be invited to take part of a second step-workshop initiated by partnership DFM and Produire au Sud, supported by  DEENTAL – ACP and the CNC (Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée).

This follow-up aims at developing  the artistic proposal of each film project as well as their production strategy so they can strengthen their application to Durban FilmMart program 2023 or any other international coproduction platform.

This year follow-up is structured in 2 different steps:
– November 8-10, 2022 : focus on Script development
– Early March 2023 : focus on production strategy and Marketing/Packaging improvment (including a public pitch presentation)

Participants will be invited to work with professional mentors scriptwriters, producer, sale agent and pitch expert who will provide individualized meetings.

support from deental-acp program

To help professionals is one of the main mission of the CNC and its two partners, FOPICA (Senegal) and DOCUBOX (Kenya). Through the DEENTAL-ACP program, series, short and feature film projects from African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries that got supported by the Aide aux cinémas du monde and/or the Fonds pour la jeune création francophone are better financed and opportunities are given to audiovisual professionals. Programs are being developed in collaboration with festivals in Europe (Cannes International Film Festival, Séries Mania, etc.) and in ACP countries (Durban FilmMart, FESPACO, Dakar Court, RFC Madagascar, etc.) to allow ACP professionals to work on their projects with experienced mentors, to deepen their knowledge of the sector and to build a real international network.


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