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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Creative Producer Indaba

Creative Producer Indaba (CPI) is a talent development programme that aims to empower Africa’s emerging producers with creative vision and leadership skills.

The programme takes place between the Marrakech International Film Festival’s Atlas Workshops and the IFFR Pro Days, in partnership with the Realness Institute and EAVE.

  • Who is it for?

    The programme is designed for producers working from or with the African continent. This includes:

    • Producers (with and without projects) from Africa;
    • Producers from outside Africa with an interest in co-producing with Africa. One place is guaranteed for one Brazilian producer due to a partnership with Projeto Paradiso.
    • African film professionals from other disciplines such as distribution, international sales, funding bodies, institutions, broadcasters and development executives with a stake in the African marketplace.


  • How can I apply?

    Applications are submitted through the Realness Institute. Find more information here.

  • Participants 2023–24

    • Yolanda Barroso (Brazil)
    • Sherien Barsoum (Canada)
    • Tapiwa Chipfupa (Zimbabwe)
    • Dhia Jerbi (Tunisia)
    • Dantagos Jimmy-Melani (Namibia)
    • Marie Ka (Canada)
    • Godisamang Khunou (South Africa)
    • Kudakwashe Maradzika (South Africa/Zimbabwe)
    • Misha Maseka (Zambia)
    • Nomusa Nkabinde (South Africa)
    • Chloé Ortolé (Senegal)
    • Rhea Plangg  (Switzerland)
    • Anouk Shad (Austria)
    • Adja Mariam Soro (Côte d’Ivoire)
    • Stefan Supplice (Morocco)

Creative Producer Indaba is supported by Institut Français d’Afrique du Sud, Projeto Paradiso, and The Storyboard Collective in partnership with EAVE, IFFR Pro, Marrakech International Film Festival (Atlas Workshops), Canadian Film Fund, Focal, and Austrian Film Institute.


If you want to get in touch about Creative Producer Indaba, contact talent Manager Facundo Lema and Head of Pro a.i. Alessia Acone.