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Friday, November 21, 2008


Durban International Film Festival announces dates for landmark 30th Edition and calls for entries.

The Durban International Film Festival has announced that its landmark 30th edition will take place from 22 July to 2 August 2009.

The festival will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focus on films from South African and Africa. Screenings will take place throughout Durban including township areas where cinemas are non-existent. The festival will also offer an extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers, and 2009 will see the return of the very successful Talent Campus Durban.

The festival does have a competition component and now calls for entries for feature films, short films and documentaries. The deadline for entries is March 31, 2009, for short films and documentaries; April 15, 2009, for feature films. Early submissions are encouraged.

The entry form is available on the web: For further information visit:, email or call 031 260 2506.

The Centre for Creative Arts (UKZN) and DIFF would like to thank the principal funders whose support contributed to the success of 2008 edition: National Film and Video Foundation, South African Broadcasting Corporation, HIVOS, KZN Department of Economic Development, Royal Netherlands Embassy, German Embassy, Goethe Institute, Stichting Doen, Industrial Development Corporation and the City of Durban, as well as other cultural agencies and operating partners.