The DFMI in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival, invites participation in the 16th edition of Talents Durban. Talents Durban is open to African screenwriters and directors with fiction, documentary, animation, and hybrid projects in development – this includes all media formats such as film, television series, web series, and content for mobile platforms. Selected participants chosen by a panel of industry experts will participate in mentorship labs, workshops, discussions, and specialised programmes for specific disciplines including directing and scriptwriting. The Talents Press component invites emerging film critics and journalists from digital and traditional media to apply for mentorship and hands-on training.
Prospective Talents must have a portfolio of previous work and a current project in progress. For more about the submission criteria, and how to submit your application, please visit https://durbanfilmmart.co.za/talents-durban-application/ and https://www.berlinale-talents.de/bt/page/c/main