Welcome to DIFF 2016


Africa’s premier film event, the Durban International Film Festival, which is hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, presents its 37th edition from 16 to 26 June, 2016, in the east coast city of Durban, South Africa.

Arguably the continent’s biggest film event, which attracts both film-lovers and industry representatives from across Africa and beyond, the DIFF is a ten day celebration of world class cinema which screens new feature, documentary and short films from around the globe with a special focus on African film.

The festival also includes the Wavescape Surf Film Festival as well as important industry initiatives featuring a programme of seminars and workshops with notable industry figures, the 8th Talents Durban (in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents) and the 6th Durban FilmMart co-production market (in partnership with the Durban Film Office).

The festival is a hub for the African film industry and is an unmissable date for both industry representatives and lovers of film.

We are very busy getting ready for DIFF 2016. The 37th edition will be better than ever, so please check back for more information over the coming weeks. The full programme will be announced on the 27th May 2016.

In the meantime, take a look at what happened at DIFF 2015 by downloading the programme below.


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