The 31st edition of South Africa’s biggest and longest running film festival, Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), will see the inaugural Durban FilmMart, which is aimed at facilitating financing and co-production opportunities for African film projects. It is a joint project between the DIFF and the Durban Film Office.
Over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a focus on films from South Africa and Africa, will take place throughout Durban during DIFF, which runs from 22 July to 1 August. Films will also be shown in township areas, where cinemas are non-existent.
The festival will offer an extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers, and the return of the very successful Talent Campus Durban.
The DIFF is organised by the Centre For Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal) with principal support by the National Film and Video Foundation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, HIVOS, City of Durban, German Embassy, Goethe Institute, Industrial Development Corporation and a range of other partners.