34th Durban International Film Festival

South Africa, July 18 - July 28 2013

South Africa’s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) runs across 12 days at the end of July, presenting over 300 screenings of current films from around the world, with strong focus on South African and African cinema. Screenings take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent.

From 18 to 28 July and with its principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, 34th DIFF will illuminate Durban with the glow of the silver screen, with over 150 films in different 11 venues. Alongside this smorgasbord of the best of contemporary cinema from around the world, comprising 72 feature films, 48 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival also offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing of knowledge and skills by film industry experts.

This Includes the participation of 40 filmmakers from Africa in Talent Campus Durban, a cooperation with the Berlin Film Festival, and the Durban FilmMart, a film financing initiative in partnership with Durban Film Office. DIFF is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts (University of KwaZulu-Natal).

Durban International Film Festival: www.durbanfilmfest.co.za

For Talent Press 2013 participants’ bio-notes and personal introductions click here.