Applications for the IsiZulu Scriptwriting Masterclass series 21st – 30th July 2022

As part of the 2022 edition of Durban International Film Festival, the University of KwaZulu Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts is offering free scriptwriting workshop training. The idea is to promote indigenous storytelling in the film industry and encourage self-awareness. In line with the University of KwaZulu’s Natal’s bilingual policy to promote the use of IsiZulu language together with English, the festival is encouraging the preservation of indigenous story telling with a special focus on Zulu historical folklores and other indigenous stories which are significant to the histories of local people. The successful candidates will go through a ten-day long training with our industry experts in the venue to be announced in June 2022.


IsiZulu Scriptwriting Masterclass series will take place from July 21st to 30th, 2022. It’s a ten-day masterclass and participants will be required to submit a script to the facilitator/s at the end of the programme. The objective is to develop a draft script and learn the basic skills of scriptwriting. Preference will be given to applicants with the best logline.


  • Facilitator/s will conduct classes daily for two weeks during DIFF/ Isiphethu.
  • Guest facilitators will conduct talks on scriptwriting and storytelling.
  • Participants may be required to attend at least one or two screenings at DIFF.


Application Process:

  • Applicants are required to write the following: Title, Logline, Theme, Genre, Character(s) [50words], Synopsis [150].
  • Applicants are required to fill in the application form/ must reside in KZN.
  • Applications must contain full contact details of the applicant.
  • Applications may be emailed to:
  • Emailed to:
  • Queries may be addressed to: between 8 – 4pm weekdays/ Tel 0312601145/2506
  • Closing date for submissions:

IsiZulu Scriptwriting Masterclass series 31 May, 4pm.

  • Successful candidates may be contacted for further questions.
  • If you are not contacted before the 10 June , kindly consider your application unsuccessful.


– The tuition will be in English/ isiZulu.

– Applications must further use the acquired skills to develop themselves and further their career in the film industry.

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