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NEW DIFF MANAGER TO BE INTRODUCED AT 70TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES

NEW DIFF MANAGER TO BE INTRODUCED AT 70TH FESTIVAL DE CANNES 10 May 2017 Newly-appointed Durban International Film Festival Manager, Ms Chipo Zhou, is set to attend the forthcoming 70th Festival de Cannes in France, where she will be formally introduced to the international film fraternity. Zhou is an accomplished…

The Centre for Creative Arts would like to extend sincere condolences

The Centre for Creative Arts would like to extend sincere condolences to the family and friends of legendary television personality, actor, writer, director, producer, musician and businessman, Ntate Joe “Sdumo” Mafela who passed away unexpectedly on Saturday evening. Mafela made his acting debut 5 decades ago at only 22 years…

10th Talents Durban – Call for Submissions

10th Talents Durban – Call for Submissions 14-18 July 2017 The 38th 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 of applications for the 10th Talents Durban taking place 14-18 July under the theme…

CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSION OF LOW BUDGET FILMS - 38th DIFF 2017

38th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL   CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSION OF LOW BUDGET FILMS   As part of the 38th Durban International Film Festival, the festival calls upon filmmakers from Durban and the surrounding areas to submit their films. The call out is open to entry-level applicants, preferably those who…

The Director of Centre for Creative Arts, David wa Maahlamela will moderate a session entitled ‘Africa: The Courageous Continent at the 67th Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin

Africa: The Courageous Continent The Director of Centre for Creative Arts, David wa Maahlamela will moderate a session entitled ‘Africa: The Courageous Continent’ at the 67º Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin at 16h00, today on 14 February 2017 at the Berlinale Africa Hub (near the Martin-Gropius-Bau). In this discussion, ten cinematic prodigies…
2017 Call For Submissions: 38th DIFF CAMPAIGN

2017 Call For Submissions: 38th DIFF CAMPAIGN

2017 Call For Submissions: 38th DIFF CAMPAIGN   The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is entering its 38th year in 2017 and is looking for a young, inspired new image to represent the festival. The DIFF team is looking at creative ways to represent the festival and expand our reach…

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES 2

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES    Total prize money: R165, 000   Abbreviations: UKZN: University of KwaZulu-Natal CCA: Centre For Creative Arts DIFF: Durban International Film Festival DFM: Durban Film Mart   General rules   REGULATIONS OF THE 2017 DURBAN INTERNTATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL     1. Introduction 1.1 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)…
Junaid Ahmed - A great loss to the film industry

Junaid Ahmed - A great loss to the film industry

The Centre for Creative Arts extends its sincerest condolences to the family of international award winning writer/director/ producer Junaid Ahmed.  Ahmed died earlier this week aged 57, after suffering a stroke two weeks ago. He was laid to rest on Tuesday (1 November 2016).  Ahmed was a great friend of…
Call for Projects for 2017 Durban FilmMart – Edition 8

Call for Projects for 2017 Durban FilmMart – Edition 8

Call for Projects for 2017 Durban FilmMart – Edition 8      Submissions of projects for the 8th edition of The Durban FilmMart (DFM), which takes place in Durban, South Africa from 14 to 17 July 2017 will open on October 12, 2016. The DFM is a joint project of…
MANAGER: DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

MANAGER: DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

The University of KwaZulu–Natal (UKZN) is committed to Employment Equity with the intention to promote representativity within the Institution. COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES MANAGER: DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (PEROMNES GRADE 8) SCHOOL OF ARTS CENTRE FOR CREATIVE ARTS HOWARD COLLEGE CAMPUS REFERENCE NO.: HUM25/2015 Based within the College of Humanities of…
Audience Choice Awards at the 37th Durban International Film Festival

Audience Choice Awards at the 37th Durban International Film Festival

Media Release   Audience Choice Awards at the 37th Durban International Film Festival The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has announced the Audience Choice Awards for the best DIFF film and the top Wavescape film at this year’s festival. Under the DIFF banner, the film Nakom (Ghana/USA) took the honours. Directed by Kelly Daniela Norris and Trav Pittman,…
Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2016

Durban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2016

MEDIA RELEASEDurban International Film Festival Announces Award Winners for 2016The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners tonight (June 25) 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…

Durban FilmMart Awards 2016

The Durban FilmMart (DFM), the industry development programme of the Durban Film Office and the Durban International Film Festival, wrapped up  tonight (June 20) with an awards ceremony at the Tsogo Maharani Hotel in Durban, South Africa. “DFM is considered one of Africa’s most important film finance platforms and industry gatherings, and…

DIFF AND SAGE ANNOUNCE EDITING AWARDS

The South African Guild of Editors (SAGE) has announced that the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has included an award for best editing this year. The American Cinema Editors (ACE) has over a number of years campaigned for the inclusion of a Film Editing awards category at international film festivals.…

Durban’s KZNSA Gallery Short Films Hub and Journeymen Exhibition

The KZNSA Gallery in Glenwood, Durban will once again be the Short Films Hub for the 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). In addition, the gallery will be home to opening night film The Journeymen’s accompanying photographic exhibition entitled Twenty Journey from June 18 to 24. Twenty Journey is an…

37th Durban International Film Festival: Free Public Screenings

The Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from June 16 to 26, will host a series of free public screenings. The DIFF will travel to Clermont, Kwangcolosi, Inanda, Umlazi, KwaMashu and the city centre, where people will have the opportunity to watch this year’s opening night film The Journeymen…

Durban filmmaker returns to Durban International Film Festival with Radio Rats documentary

“Jiving and Dying - The Radio Rats Story” sees Durban filmmaker Michael Cross return to the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) (16-26 June) with a documentary about a band he argues are so much more than one-hit wonders.
SARAFINA! COMMEMORATES 40 YEARS OF 16 JUNE 1976

SARAFINA! COMMEMORATES 40 YEARS OF 16 JUNE 1976

Producer of Sarafina!, Anant Singh announced today the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the ‘Soweto Uprising’ of 16 June 1976, with initiatives focussing on the film which is based on this watershed event in South Africa’s history. Directed by Darrell James Roodt, Sarafina! stars Leleti Khumalo, Mbongeni Ngema, John Kani, Robert Whitehead, Miriam Makeba…
TALENTS DURBAN 2016 PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

TALENTS DURBAN 2016 PARTICIPANTS ANNOUNCED

The 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is proud to announce the participants of the 9th edition of Talents Durban, presented in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents, an initiative of the Berlin International Film Festival.

The Journeymen announced as opening night film for 37th Durban International Film Festival

The Durban International Film Festival is pleased to announce that the opening night film of the 37th edition will be the World Premiere of the South African documentary, The Journeymen, the latest instalment in the Twenty Journey project. The documentary has been directed by Sean Metelerkamp and produced by filmmaker…

DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES PROGRAMME FOR 37TH EDITION

The 37th Durban International Film Festival has announced its programme, offering another exciting edition of the continent’s leading showcase of independent African and international film. It will take place at 15 venues across the city and its outlying areas from 16-26 June.

Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu to feature at 37th Durban International Film Festival

MEDIA RELEASE Kalushi, the South African feature film directed by Mandla Dube, about the life of freedom fighter Solomon Mahlangu, is scheduled to be screened at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which takes place from June 16 to 26.
World Premiere of Nobody’s Died Laughing  - A Journey with Pieter-Dirk Uys

World Premiere of Nobody’s Died Laughing - A Journey with Pieter-Dirk Uys

kykNET films and Vry Films in association with Lion’s Head Productions and Who Projects are proud to announce Nobody’s Died Laughing, a theatrical-action-documentary that celebrates the life and work of performing artist and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys, will have its world premiere at the 37th Durban International Film Festival on  Sunday, June 19…
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the 2016 Market Incubator is now OPEN!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the 2016 Market Incubator is now OPEN!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for the 2016 Market Incubator is now OPEN! APPLY ONLINE Deadline: April 30th, 2016. The CaribbeanTales Incubator (CTI) is a year-round development and production hub, for Caribbean and Caribbean Diaspora Producers, that aims to create strong compelling and sustainable content for the global market. The ultimate goal of…
DIFF 2017 call for entries

DIFF 2017 call for entries

DIFF 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES   The Durban International Film Festival submissions for the 2017 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 13-23 July…