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- Created: 12 February 2014
This year’s theme for Talents Durban (formerly Talent Campus Durban) is titled ‘Continent of Contrasts / de Contrastes’ in tribute to the godfather of African cinema, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and his seminal first film Contras' City (City of Contrast). Celebrating the 45th anniversary of the film, the 7th Berlinale Talents Durban will bring filmmakers from across the continent to draw inspiration from Africa’s long tradition of story-telling.
Providing a counterpoint to the stereotypical and homogeneous narrative that is so often used to describe Africa, this year’s edition of Talents Durban highlights the fact that the continent is home to a remarkable diversity of cultures and narratives. The 7th edition of Talents Durban aims not only to highlight the stories of Africa, but also to contribute to a culture of Africans telling their own stories by nurturing the growth of African filmmakers.
Through an intensive programme of seminars, workshops and industry networking activities, the continent’s emerging film content creators are assisted in catalyzing their careers and forging relationships with their global counterparts. Further, participants of the programme have access to the Durban International Film Festival’s screenings and networking functions attended by a rich selection of African film professionals.
EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: 7 APRIL 2014