7 May 2019


Calling on all emerging African film professionals

THE 40th Durban International Film Festival (Diff), hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts in co-operation with Berlinale Talents, is proud to announce the 12th edition of Talents Durban in partnership with Durban FilmMart (DFM), taking place from July 18 to July 22.

The exciting partnership aims to raise the visibility of Talents Durban projects, create networking opportunities with potential co-producers, and facilitate funding opportunities for promising projects. It is open to African screenwriters and directors, with animation, fiction, documentary or hybrid projects in development. The initiative also includes Talent Press, a co-operation with FIPRESCI and the Goethe-Institut.


As well as focused mentorships, industry-specific expert master classes, workshops, and a creative platform for self-expression and networking, Talents Durban will also cover participants’ accommodation, airfare, and festival accreditation. Participants will have direct access to Diff screenings, DFM masterclasses, networking sessions, and other activities with experts and industry players from around the world.


Talents Durban will invite 18 Talents, carefully selected by a panel of industry experts. Applicants should complete the application form online, provided they have a recognised portfolio of previous work and a project in progress. Selected projects will be announced on May 16.

For applications visit www.berlinale-talents.de or for more information contact Menzi Mhlongo at 031 260 2506 or talentsdurban@gmail.com — Supplied.

Source: News 24