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39th Durban International Film Festival Awards

   39th Durban International Film Festival Awards     The 39th Durban International Film Festival held its awards ceremony last night (Saturday, 28 July) at Suncoast CineCentre on as filmmakers and film-lovers gathered to watch the official closing film Rafiki, directed by Wanuri Kahiu.  A total of 17 awards were given out at…

Triggerfish invites high school animators to submit films

Triggerfish invites high school animators to submit films   DURBAN: At the Durban International Film Festival and Durban FilmMart yesterday, Triggerfish Animation Studios launched a new programme aimed at engaging with high school animators to stimulate the development of animation at school level.   In a presentation at the 2018…

Durban FilmMart Awards 2018

Durban FilmMart Awards 2018   It’s been a bumper year for this year’s Durban FilmMart (DFM), the industry development programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office and Durban International Film Festival (Centre for Creative Arts, UKZN), which ended with an awards ceremony at the Southern Sun Maharani Hotel in…

Celebrating through film, the 100th anniversary of President Nelson Mandela’s Birth

Celebrating through film, the 100th anniversary of  President Nelson Mandela’s  Birth    2018 marks the 100th anniversary celebrations around the globe of President Nelson Mandela’s birthday, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is honoured to present three films that provide fascinating insights into one of the most celebrated statesmen to have…

Durban International Film Festival Announces Films in Competition and Jury

Durban International Film Festival Announces Films in Competition and Jury   The Silk The Flame     The 39th Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from 19 to 29 July, has announced its films and jury members for this year’s competition.   Award categories are Best Feature Film, Best…

Call For Entries: Berlinale Talents 2019

  Ready, steady, go – applications are now open for Berlinale Talents 2019! Please spread the word, and apply by September 3, 2018.Join the Berlinale's summit and talent development programme for the world's top 250 emerging film and TV series professionals. During six intensive festival days in February 2019, you…

SWIFT Presence at this year’s DIFF & DFM

    SWIFT Presence at this year’s DIFF & DFM Following highly successful and meaningful engagements with the film industry last year, Sisters Working in Film & Television (SWIFT) will once again have a strong presence at this year’s Durban International Film Festival (19 – 29 July) and the Durban…

14th Wavescape Surf Film Festival at the Durban International Film Festival

14th Wavescape Surf Film Festival at the Durban International Film Festival The 14th iteration of the Wavescape Surf Film Festival takes place at the Durban International Film Festival, headlined by the African premiere of smash-hit feature documentary Heavy Water, by California-based South African Michael Oblowitz on July 22. Heavy Water: The Life and Times…
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Durban International Film Festival launches Isiphethu - Emerging Filmmakers Hub, industry programme at this year’s edition

Durban International Film Festival launches Isiphethu - Emerging Filmmakers Hub, Industry programme at this year’s edition   The Durban International Film Festival officially launches its Isiphethu - Emerging Filmmakers Hub, industry programme  for emerging and micro budget filmmakers at this year’s 39th edition which takes place 19 to 29 July. Besides the usual…
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The 39th Durban International Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Films

The 39th Durban International Film Festival Announces Opening and Closing Films     The Tokoloshe (2018)     Rafiki (2018)     A thriller/horror film and a LGBTI love-story have been selected respectively as the opening- and closing films of the 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which takes place…

9th Durban FilmMart Programme Announced

  Media Release 9th Durban FilmMart Programme Announced   Creating Networks, Developing Content  and Building the Business of Film in Africa     Durban, South Africa: One of Africa’s premier film industry events, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), a joint programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office (DFO) and the…

11TH TALENTS DURBAN ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL TALENTS PARTICIPANTS FOR THE 2018 EDITION

  18 May 2018 Durban, South Africa: Durban International Film Festival andTalents Durban is proud to welcome 19 filmmakers from 13 African countries in Durban from July 20 – 24, 2018. The five-day event will consists of masterclasses, workshops, discussions, screenings, and specialised programmes for specific disciplines including directing, scriptwriting…

DIFF Employment Opportunities 2018

  DIFF Employment Opportunities 2018   The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is the longest running film festival in Africa. It is a ten day celebration beginning from the 19th – 29th of July. The festival is looking to employ temporary staff members who will assist the festival’s core staff…

Delegate registration opens for 9th Durban FilmMart – 20-23 July, 2018

Delegate registration opens for 9th Durban FilmMart – 20-23 July, 2018       Durban, South Africa: Early Bird delegate registration for Africa’s premier film finance and co-production market, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), is now open.   The DFM will take place from 20 to 23 July, forming an integral part…

TALENTS DURBAN 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES

      Talents Durban    02 March 2018: TALENTS DURBAN 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES     Calling emerging African film professionals The 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, with support from Berlinale Talents, is proud to announce the opening…

2018 Call For Submissions: 39th DIFF VISUAL CAMPAIGN

    2018 Call For Submissions: 39th DIFF VISUAL CAMPAIGN The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is hosting its 39th edition under the theme “Evolution: No Filmmaker Left Behind”. The DIFF team is looking at creative ways to represent the festival and expand our reach to attract more attention from…

The Film Industry Transformation Initiative (FITI): CALL FOR ENTRY

The Film Industry Transformation Initiative (FITI): CALL FOR ENTRY PROGRAM OVERVIEW  The KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) provincial government has through the promulgation of The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission (KZNFC) Act number 3 of 2010 identified the need to support the establishment of as structured and competitive film and TV industry in the province.…

DIFF 2018 CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

DIFF 2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES      The Durban International Film Festival submissions for the 2018 edition of the festival are open! The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) invites filmmakers from across the world to submit their Short, Documentary or Feature Fiction films to screen in the festival from 19-29…
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A film for postcolonial audiences

Feature film: Caretaker (El hombre que cuida) Director: Alejandro Andújar Starring: Héctor Anibal, Fiora Cruz, Paula Ferry Directly translated to ‘The Man Who Cares’, El hombre que cuida is a poignant social commentary on racism, classism and patriarchy in the Dominican Republic told through the story of a fisherman-turned-caretaker of…
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Roots of a Forgotten Generation

Documentary: Waithira Director: Eva Munyiri Cinematography: Eva Munyiri Director Eva Munyiri explores the life and legacy of her late grandmother, in the touching visual biography, Waithira. The premise of this documentary was inspired by Munyiri’s belief that though she barely knew her grandmother, Cucu Waithira, she had a hand in…

CineFAM SOUTH AFRICA SHORT FILM CHALLENGE AT DIFF AND DFM

CineFAM SOUTH AFRICA SHORT FILM CHALLENGE AT DIFF AND DFM CaribbeanTales International Film Festival, in partnership with Sisters Working in Film and Television (SWIFT), invites South African women filmmakers to participate in the inaugural CineFAM South Africa Short Film Challenge. The CineFAM South Africa Short Film Challenge aims to create…
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DIFF opening strikes with feature film “Serpent” - Megan Lewis

DIFF opening strikes with feature film “Serpent” Megan Lewis   The 38th annual Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) kicked off with a red-carpet celebration of Africa’s beauty and talent at The Playhouse Theatre. In a speech that matched the upbeat tempo of the evening, Centre for Creative Arts director, David…
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THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS GERMANY TO SOUTH AFRICA

THE DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRINGS GERMANY TO SOUTH AFRICA 26 June 2017 The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is set to captivate audiences with a German Focus, which features ten gripping films by some of Germany’s finest directors, a masterclass by German film industry professionals,…
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The 8th edition of the annual Durban FilmMart

Media Release Durban FilmMart - Offering the African Film Industry Opportunities to Connect and Develop Durban, South Africa: The 8th edition of the annual Durban FilmMart (DFM), the joint film industry programme of the eThekwini Municipality’s Durban Film Office (DFO) and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), promises many opportunities for African…
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Opening and Closing Films for the 38th Durban International Film Festival announced.

MEDIA RELEASE   Opening and Closing Films for the 38th Durban International Film Festival announced. Preparations for the Durban International Film Festival 2017 gained further steam today as festival organizers unveiled the approved final programme for this year. At a media briefing earlier today at Maharani Hotel, recently appointed Festival…

Project Manager Vacancy

The University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) is committed to meeting the objectives of Employment Equity to improve representativity within the Institution. Preference will be given to applicants from designated groups in accordance with our Employment Equity Plan.  COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES  PROJECT MANAGER  PEROMNES GRADE 8  SCHOOL OF ARTS  CENTER FOR CREATIVE…
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