Award-winning Basotho Film To Open Durban International Film Festival

‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’, a haunting tribute to land, community and ancestry, stars the late, much-loved SA actress Mary Twala in her swan song performance. The first film from Lesotho, made by a Mosotho filmmaker, to screen at an international festival, ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection’, directed by… Continue reading Award-winning Basotho Film To Open Durban International Film Festival

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,… Continue reading Wavescape Festival Unveils Ocean-Conscious Line-up For Durban International Film Festival

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

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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… Continue reading Durban International Film Festival Reveals Programmers For Its 40th Edition

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… Continue reading 39th Durban International Film Festival Awards