For the first time the Talents Durban programme welcomed directors and screenwriters with both fiction and documentary projects of different length and developed for various formats ranging from short to feature length films as well as mid-length formats e.g. for web, mobile or TV platforms. The main focus was the quality of the proposed content as well as an integrated and comprehensible concept how content, screening platform, target audience and distribution strategy work hand in hand.

Who can apply?
Film Critics as well as Screenwriters and Directors with both fiction and documentary projects. Talents Durban is open to applicants from Algeria, Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo-Brazzaville, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea-Conakry, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Republic of Chad, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

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