Durban International Film Fest entry call


The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) invites filmmakers to submit their entries for its 34th edition which takes place from 18 to 28 July 2013. DIFF, the largest film festival in Southern Africa, features over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa.

The festival hosts a film competition component and also presents screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

Films completed in 2012 and 2013 will be considered for the festival and there is no charge for entry. All submissions must be entered via the Eventival online system at Please create a visitor account to submit. The deadline for all entries, including receipt of samples, is 15 March 2013 for short films and documentaries; and 5 April 2013 for feature fiction films.

The extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers and industry professionals includes the 6th Talent Campus Durban (19 to 23 July) in cooperation with Berlinale Talent Campus, and the 4th Durban FilmMart (19 to 22 July) in partnership with Durban Film Office.

For more information visit: or email Follow the festival on twitter: @DIFFest

The festival is supported by the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism, the City of Durban and other valued funders and partners.


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