The Durban International Film Festival, South Africa’s largest and longest running film festival and a flagship project of the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal), facilitates creative platforms and economic opportunities for artists and related industries, intercultural exchange and network development, training, audience development and strategic Pan-African and international cooperation in the cultural sectors.
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is entering its 38th year in 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.
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.
For more information, please visit www.durbanfilmfest.co.za.