Wavescape Festival Unveils Ocean-Conscious Line-up For Durban International Film Festival

The Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival presented by VANS has announced a bumper lineup of 19 films at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), with the addition of a unique evening of talks dedicated to the ocean. In keeping with an increasingly urgent mandate to conserve our oceans and our planet, Wavecape brings Slide Night, […]

South African Premiere Of Buddha In Africa At Durban International Film Festival

Buddha in Africa, directed by KwaZulu-Natal-based filmmaker, Nicole Schafer, has been selected into the International Documentary Competition at the 40th Durban International Film Festival (18 to 28 July) for the second leg of its South African Premiere. This delicately observed documentary about a Malawian teenager caught between his African roots and Chinese upbringing; was chosen […]

Durban International Film Festival Reveals Programmers For Its 40th Edition

As the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) gears up for its 40th edition, eight programmers have been working tirelessly for four months to consolidate a strong programme for this major milestone in the history of film on the continent. DIFF, organised by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, takes place this year from […]

39th Durban International Film Festival Awards

The 39th Durban International Film Festival held its awards ceremony on Saturday (July 28) at Suncoast CineCentre on as filmmakers and film-lovers gathered to watch the official closing film Rafiki, directed by Wanuri Kahiu. A total of 17 awards were given out at the ceremony: Best Feature Film: The Reports on Sarah and Saleem, directed by Muayad Alayan, and […]

Baby Mamas Takes To The Silver Screen In Its African Premiere At The 39th Durban International Film Festival

The all new comedy drama, Baby Mamas will feature at the 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The week-long festival runs from 19th to 29th July at cinemas across Durban, and Baby Mamas will make the Sunday 22nd viewing a lot more interesting. Set in Johannesburg, Baby Mamas revolves around the daily lives, loves and […]

Women Shine At ZIFF 2018

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF announced its awards on Saturday night July 14th, and African women topped the lists, dominating many of the top categories. The development and recognition of women within the film industry was a reoccurring theme throughout both ZIFF and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar. Amongst a record number of over 4,000 […]

Table Manners Has Its World Premier At DIFF 2018

World Premiere of Leli Maki Esq.’s Table Manners takes place at this year’s DIFF on 23 July at Suncoast at 8pm. Table Manners is a film about loss, love and finding oneself through one’s passion. Megan (Diaan Lawrenson) loses everything when her husband, Lloyd (Neels Van Jaarsveld), gets arrested for tax fraud and has to rebuild herself […]

The Tale, Starring Laura Dern, Will Have Its SA Premier At This Year’s Durban International Film Festival

The Tale, starring Laura Dern will have its SA Premiere at this year’s Durban International Film Festival on Saturday, July 21 at 14:15 at Suncoast CineCentre followed by a screening on July 23 at 16:00 at Musgrave Ster Kinekor. The director Jennifer Fox will be in attendance at the DIFF to present her film, and […]

DIFF – Celebrating Through Film, The 100th Anniversary Of President Nelson Mandela’s Birth

2018 marks the 100th anniversary celebrations around the globe of President Nelson Mandela’s birthday, and the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is honoured to present three films that provide fascinating insights into one of the most celebrated statesmen to have ever lived.   The DIFF, which is organised by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative […]

Award-winning Documentary “The Fun’s Not Over” Comes To DIFF

Durban filmmaker Michael Cross’ award-winning documentary film, “The Fun’s Not Over – The James Phillips Story” will have its local premiere at the Durban International Film Festival on Saturday 21 July 2018 at Musgrave Centre at 8 pm. The film, which recently won the Audience Award when it premiered at this years 20th Encounters South […]

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