The most recent edition of Talents Durban was held July 20-24, 2018. Its theme, „Breaking Rules,“ was a culmination of topical issues on the African continent. The idea of breaking forth and expressing one’s individuality and creativity can be challenging in societies filled with rules and boundaries.

For the longest time we’ve been boxed in, with boundaries placed on our creativity and expression. We need to break free from these strictures to embrace our diversity and become masters of our own destinies. Rules were made to be broken!

Who can apply?
Screenwriters and directors with fiction or documentary projects, as well as film critics, from the following countries: Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Chad, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Talents Durban is an initiative of the Durban International Film Festival in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, with support from the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the German Embassy of South Africa, the Goethe-Institut of South Africa and other partners.