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Narjès Torchani
publié le
27/07/2013
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6th Durban Talent campus


Narjès Torchani (Reel Times / Africiné)


Tapiwa Chipfupa (Zimbabwe), Filmmaker


Ahmed Jlassi (Tunisia), Filmmaker


Zethu Mashika (South Africa), Movie Music Composer


Cait Pansegrouw (South Africa), "Creative-producer"


DIFF 2013





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Meet the Durban Talent Campus Participants: Great expectations

By the second day of the Talent Campus Durban, the 37 participants, coming from all over Africa, have come to know each other better and are becoming a homogenous group. With their different profiles, they are taking their first steps into the world of film production. By attending the workshop and master classes program designed for them, and through interaction with the speakers, their minds are expanding and their projects developing. Most of them participate in a program like Talent Campus for the first time in their careers, all with their individual goals and expectations.

Both Tapiwa Chipfupa from Zimbabwe and Ahmed Jlassi from Tunisia were looking forward to exchanging ideas, networking and learning in the company of a diverse group of filmmakers, they have already met interesting people. "I don't believe that you ever stop learning", says Tapiwa, who believes that one can't grow in isolation. Despite finding Talent Campus Durban an amazing experience, Ahmed had expected more one-to-one meetings. Both are being inspired by and learning about the challenges of filmmakers in other African countries.

Making a film is a teamwork exercise. That's why Talent Campus Durban participants come from different fields of the cinema industry.

Among them is music-composer Zethu Mashika from Johannesburg, whose expectations on the Talent Campus are clear: "to learn a lot about the industry and network with local and international directors. So far it has been very fruitful".
Introducing herself as a "creative-producer", Cait Pansegrouw from Cape Town is looking for networking opportunities with international filmmakers and film festivals organizers. She also wants to market her projects and track new ones through meeting young directors, DOPs, actors and composers. The concept of "creative-producer" is her response to the misconception that producers are not creative. Cait, who considers herself to be visually creative, likes to engage in both the writing and directing process, in addition to managing finances. During the Talent Campus Durban dinner she was fortunate to meet mentor Andrea Arnold, who showed an interest in her short film, which is currently in pre-production. Cait also wishes to attend the Berlinale in the future.

Ideas are what producer and researcher Antoinette Engel from Cape Town brings to Talent Campus Durban. Antoinette, who considers production and research to be the basis for every industry, appreciates the opportunity to meet industry professionals for feedback and advice. According to her, "it is amazing how easy it is to connect with people and share experiences at DIFF". As Antoinette says: "To make a film, you have to understand the context you come from and want to work in!" It is clear that the Talent Campus Durban is offering this understanding to the participants who seem to find the experience very fulfilling.

By Narjes Torchani

Paper First published on Reel Times (Durban, 21.07.2013)

Narjes Torchani (Tunisia) is one of the four Talent Press Durban participants.
Photos credits: Tapiwa Chipfupa, Ahmed Jlassi, Zethu Mashika and Cait Pansegrouw.

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   liens films

Bag on My Back (The) 2013
Tapiwa Chipfupa

Emirs au pays des merveilles - أمراء في بلد العجائب 2012
Ahmed Jlassi

Trinou 2006
Ahmed Jlassi

Zama Zama 2012
Vickus Strijdom


   liens artistes

Arnold Andrea


Chipfupa Tapiwa


Engel Antoinette


Jlassi Ahmed


Mashika Zethu


Pansegrouw Cait


   vnements

08/02/2013 > 13/02/2013
atelier |Allemagne |
Berlinale Talent Campus 2014
12ème édition.

18/07/2013 > 28/07/2013
festival |Afrique du Sud |
Festival international du Film de Durban (DIFF) 2013
34ème édition

19/07/2013 > 23/07/2013
atelier |Afrique du Sud |
Talent Campus Durban 2013
6ème édition

   liens structures

ATPCC (Association Tunisienne de la Promotion de la Critique Cinématographique)
Tunisie | TUNIS

Berlinale Talent Campus
Allemagne | BERLIN

Center for Creative Arts (CCA-UKZN)
Afrique du Sud | DURBAN

Fipresci
Allemagne | MUNICH

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