MoCADA | The Journey Home


The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) cordially invites you to be part of The Journey Home 2nd Edition, a cultural journey to Kenya. Featuring special musical performances, intimate film screenings, art exhibitions, and exciting cultural events, it will be a unique opportunity to experience the art, culture, and beauty of Kenya, East Africa.

The Journey Home will take place from Friday, August 30th, 2013 through Sunday, September 8th, 2013.

Price includes airfare from NYC, lodging, entertainment, and 2 meals per day. The cost of the trip does not include passport fees, visa, vaccinations, travel insurance, or excess luggage. Learn more about the application and the trip here.

Talent Campus Durban 2013


Talent Campus Durban is a 5-day intensive programme that runs during the Durban International Film Festival. It seeks to provide selected participants with an opportunity to meet with international industry professionals and experts in various aspects of the filmmaking business through a programme of masterclasses, workshops and industry networking events.  Under this year’s theme of “Memetic Africa”, Talent Campus Durban calls for African filmmakers to participate in this programme and be inspired by stories shaped by varying innovative patterns, ideas, customs, traditions, practices and skills that enforce the legacy of the African film context.

Talent Campus Durban also calls for participants for Talent Press, a mentoring programme for three African film critics in collaboration with FIPRESCI and Goethe Institut, which makes a welcome return in its second year. Talent Press mentors will offer their expertise to guide selected participants in the art of film criticism with access to all the screenings of the 34th Durban International Film Festival.

Held in co-operation with the Berlinale Talent Campus, and with support from the German Embassy of South Africa, Goethe Institut of South Africa, and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, Talent Campus Durban runs from 19 to 23 July 2013. Apart from the main event in Berlin, Talent Campus partnerships also take place at selected festivals in Buenos Aires, Guadalajara, Tokyo and Sarajevo. Opportunities for participating talents are enhanced through Talent Campus networks and the Berlinale’s global information platform.

DISCOP Africa Conference Program 2013


The DISCOP Organization supports the commerce and the production of film, television content and adaptation rights in new markets, and plans two annual industry gatherings, DISCOP WEST ASIA in Istanbul and DISCOP AFRICA in Johannesburg. In 2005, Basic Lead entered
a strategic partnership with the US based NATPE organization to cross promote DISCOP and NATPE events.
As a B2B annual event, DISCOP Africa supports the development of Africa’s television content production and distribution industries by providing participants with adequate exposure and services to help them license their content and find co-production partners.
All DISOCP Africa 2012 participants registered as Producers can take part in the FORMATS FROM AFRICA™ pitching competition to take place on Thursday 1 November at 3 PM in the DISCOP Africa 2012 main conference room.

The FORMATS FROM AFRICA™ initiative has been launched to seek and promote original TV formats created in Africa which can begin as local successes and end up as international hits. Ten shortlisted candidates will be invited to pitch their formats live in front of a qualified audience and a judging panel of African and international programming and coproduction executives, format commissioners and distributors, and advertisers, who will choose three winners to be rewarded with:

1. US$2,500 in cash to further the development of a pilot based on their format.
2. Expert guidance provided by major format production companies, to help ensure the winners’ vision is translated into a successful end product.
3. A complimentary MEETING TABLE exhibiting package during the 2013 edition of DISCOP AFRICA.

Eligible candidates interested in entering the pitching competition must be registered for DISCOP AFRICA 2012 as Producers. Find out more.