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34th Durban International Film Festival, 2013

Talent Campus Durban 2013
Talent Press Durban 2013

South Africa's longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) runs across 12 days at the end of July, presenting over 300 screenings of current films from around the world, with strong focus on South African and African cinema. Screenings take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

From 18 to 28 July and with its principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, 34th DIFF will illuminate Durban with the glow of the silver screen, with over 150 films in different 11 venues. Alongside this smorgasbord of the best of contemporary cinema from around the world, comprising 72 feature films, 48 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival also offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and skills by film industry experts.

This Includes the participation of 40 filmmakers from Africa in Talent Campus Durban, a cooperation with the Berlin Film Festival, and the Durban FilmMart, a film financing initiative in partnership with Durban Film Office. DIFF is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal).

Talent Press Durban

Talent Press Durban (19-23 July 2013) is a hands-on programme of the 6th Talent Campus Durban (a cooperation initiative with the Berlinale Talent Campus, promoted in collaboration with the International Federation of Film Critics — FIPRESCI, and the Goethe Institut of South Africa). For the second consecutive time, Talent Press Durban invites four African young professional film critics to cover the Talent Campus (40 Talents from 17 countries this year) and the 34th DIFF films and events. A group of four international film experts will mentor the four Talent Press journalists in the art of film criticism on a daily basis. As part of the Talent Campus aims, this second Talent Press Durban will enable participants to enjoy a unique professional networking experience with international filmmakers and film experts, and their daily features will be published on the leading cinema websites, such as Berlinale Talent Press, Fipresci, Africiné and Reel Time, DIFF online film magazine.

This year's participants of the Talent Press are:

Aderinsola Ajao (Nigeria)
Polly Kamukama (Uganda)
Nosipho Sharon Mngoma (South Africa)
Narjes Torchani (Tunisia)

Talent Press 2013 participants' bio-notes and personal introductions. More arrow.



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Durban 2013

bullet. Index
bullet. Talent Press
bullet. Durban Film Feast Begins
bullet. Two Men and a Wedding
bullet. Nairobi Half Life
bullet. The Sound of Movies
bullet. Great Expectations
bullet. World in Three Colours
bullet. Cameroonian Political
   Film Wows DIFF

bullet. The Film Revolution
bullet. Emperor, Spirit, Boy
bullet. Talents Get Tips
bullet. Re-educating the Public