The 4th Talent Campus Durban event will be held July 22 to 26 in Durban, South Africa.
Nearly 50 filmmakers representing 15 African countries (Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Swaziland, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) converged on Durban to take part in an intensive program of workshops and masterclasses during the first five days of the 32nd Durban International Film Festival (July 21–31). The talents, who were selected through a rigorous application process, had the opportunity to attend screenings and events in the framework of this festival.
Themed "Africa in Motion," this year also includes a Doc Station component where three selected talents will receive expert mentoring before pitching their documentary projects to financiers, commissioning editors, and potential co-producers within the Durban FilmMart.
Monica Rorvik, Talent Campus manager and assistant manager of the Festival, noted that Talent Campus Durban had already made a significant contribution to improving both skills and opportunities for African filmmakers, some of whom have gotten exposure abroad.
Talent Campus Durban is a partnership project between the Durban International Film Festival in cooperation with the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Berlin International Film Festival, and is supported by the German Embassy in South Africa, the Goethe-Institut, and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism.
A future Talent Campus is envisaged for Japan.
For more information on the 4th Talent Campus Durban event, please visit the Centre for Creative Arts website.