Durban Film Fest calls for entries


Organisers of the 32nd edition of South Africa’s biggest and longest running festival, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), are calling for entries from around the world in the feature film, short film and documentary genres. The festival will take place from 21 to 31 July.

DIFF will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. Screenings will take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. There is also offer an extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers. 2011 will also see the return of Talent Campus Durban and the Durban FilmMart.

The festival includes a competition component and the deadline for entries is 31 March 2011 for short films and documentaries; 15 April 2011 for feature films. Early submissions are encouraged. Submissions must be done online and the link to do so can be found at

DIFF is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), National Film and Video Foundation and other valued funders and partners. For more information email  Call +27 (0)31 260 2506.


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