Tag Archives: DIFF

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]

DIFF a Major Catalyst for Award-winning Production Company Stage 5 Films

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Opening this year’s film festival with The Journeymen has been the culmination of an amazing, five-year relationship between Durban International Film Festival and Stage 5 Films. In 2011, visionary Producer and Owner of Stage 5, Dylan Voogt, made the decision to leave one of South Africa’s largest production service companies with an eye to lend his … [Read more]

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