Tag Archives: DIFF

Durban Talents Calls for Entries

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The 38th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, with support from Berlinale Talents, announce the opening of applications for the 10th Talents Durban taking place 14-18 July under the theme “Perspectives; Seeing Things Differently”. This year, Talents Durban opens submissions to African writers and directors with … [Read more]


Tess to Screen In September to Qualify for Oscar Consideration

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The award-winning feature film Tess produced by Paul Egan and Kim Williams and directed by Meg Rickards will go on limited release at Cinema Nouveau V&A Waterfront, Cape Town on 16 September for one week in order to qualify for Oscar consideration in the Best Foreign Film category. Tess is based on the novel Whiplash … [Read more]


DIFF Announces Award Winners for 2016

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The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners on 25 June at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 37th edition at the Playhouse prior to the screening of the closing film, The Space in Between – Marina Abramovic and Brazil. The award for the Best Feature Film went to The Violin Player directed by Bauddhayan Mukherji. The jury’s citation said: “A seductive … [Read more]


Junaid Ahmed and Akin Otomoso on Telling a Great South African Story

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In a fascinating presentation at Durban FilmMart, renowned Producer Junaid Ahmed, and acclaimed Director Akin Otomoso, shared their insights on great storytelling, using their recent productions Happiness is a Four-Letter Word and Tell Me Sweet Something as case studies.     After presenting the outline of their films, their marketing approach, and what worked in … [Read more]


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