Durban International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Durban International Film Festival

SINCE: 1980

WHERE: Durban, South Africa

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Durban International Film Festival ( DIFF), the oldest and largest festival in Southern Africa, presents over 250 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema; with filmmaker workshops, industry seminars, discussion forums, community engagement events, competitions and much more.

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The 32nd Durban International Film Festival Full Program Announced

The 32nd Durban International Film Festival Full Program Announced

The 32nd Durban International Film Festival kicks off on July 21st with the World Premiere of the South African film Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher.  Set during the last days of apartheid, the Durban-shot film tells the story of a group of South African township youngsters who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. There is drama, romance, rivalry, and tragedy in this convincing fulfillment of local filmmaking […]

Otelo Burning is opening film for 2011 Durban International Film Festival

Otelo Burning is opening film for 2011 Durban International Film Festival

The 32nd edition Durban International Film Festival’s taking place from July 21 to 31, 2011, opens with the World Premiere of a film shot in Durban – Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher. Beginning in the late 1980s, the story is set around youngsters from Lamontville township who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. Surfing facilitates the shaping of a new culture and lifestyle for them, and this […]

South Africa’s Durban International Film Festival’s to take place 21 July to 31 July 2011

South Africa’s Durban International Film Festival’s to take place 21 July to 31 July 2011

The Durban International Film Festival’s 32nd edition takes place from July 21 to July 31, 2011 and will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a focus on films from South Africa and Africa. Screenings take place throughout Durban, South Africa including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. The festival also offers an extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers, and the return of the very successful Talent […]

32nd Durban International Film Festival, July 21-31, 2011

32nd Durban International Film Festival, July 21-31, 2011

The Durban International Film Festival in Durban, South Africa, has announced that its 32nd edition will take place from 21 to 31 July 2011. The festival will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focus on films from South African and Africa. Screenings will take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. The festival will also offer an extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and […]

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

Award-Winners At The 31st Durban International Film Festival

The Durban International Film Festival announced that the winner of the Best Feature Film of its 31st edition is The White Meadows (Iran). Directed by Mohammad Rasoulof, the film was lauded by the International Jury as a “timeless and poetic narrative.” “The film conjures up a landscape that is visually stunning and intriguing because it is both harsh and beautiful. It is an enigmatic and poignant political allegory and takes the viewers through a journey […]