Announcement of the 38th Durban International Film Festival dates.
The Durban International Film Festival is pleased to announce the festival dates for the 2017 edition!
The forthcoming Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) will take place on the 13-23 July 2017. The 38th edition of the festival returns to its traditional dates on the Durban Event Calendar after taking place in the month of June due to the AIDS 2016 Conference. The festival organized by University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts in partnership with the Durban Film Office, eThekwini Municipality, National Film and Video Foundation, KwaZulu Natal Film Commission and other valued funders and partners.
With screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, with special focus on both South African and African films, the festival exhibits films in a range of diverse venues in and around the city of Durban. DIFF is a premiere platform for the launch of African films and a key gateway to the African film industry. The festival also includes an annual local and international awards component.
Centre for Creative Arts Director, David wa Maahlamela said, “DIFF is part of the international calendar of film festivals, thus it is imperative to keep our traditional dates: the second week of July. We have, therefore, secured dates for the coming three years.“
Each edition of the festival features an extensive Industry Programme with seminars and workshops comprised of both local and international filmmakers and industry professionals. The programme will include the 10th Talents Durban (14 to 18 July 2017), presented in co-operation with Berlinale Talents, and the 8th Durban FilmMart (14 to 17 July 2017), presented in partnership with the Durban Film Office, as well as various other streams of programming.
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