Six Nigerians have been selected as part of the 40 participants at the 2015 South Africa Talents Durban initiative. The initiative which is a brainchild of the Durban International Film Festival, aims at boosting international awareness and interest in filmmaking of the African continent, and to encourage young African filmmakers to pursue filmmaking, and tell their own stories, through their own individual lenses.
The six Nigerian participants are: Oluwakemi Adesoye, Isabella Akinseye, Kassim Braimah, Daniella Esua, Temotope Ogun and Olawale Oluwadahunsi. They will be undergoing series of workshops and seminars, delivered by film professionals, academics and intellectuals.
During the course of the program, participants will also have the opportunity to interact with over 600 film industry delegates during the co-production and finance forum, which takes place from July 17 to 20 at the festival. They also get to partake in numerous project-oriented, hands on skills development programs, including: Talent Press, Script Station and Doc Station.
This year’s edition of the Talents Durban initiative will take place from July 17-21, as part of the 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The selected 40 filmmakers hail from 10 countries across Africa- including Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Tunisia and so on.
Source: Shadow and Act