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Sunday, November 20, 2011


The 33rd edition of Durban International Film Festival will take place from July 19 to 29, 2012.

Supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism and other valued funders and partners, 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. 2012 will also see the return of Talent Campus Durban and the Durban FilmMart.

The festival calls for entries from around the world. Feature films, short films and documentaries are all welcome. The festival does have a competition component.

The deadline for entries is March 16, 2012, for short films and documentaries and April 6 April, 2012, for feature films. Early submissions are encouraged.

All submissions can be done via the Festival's Eventival online system. To submit, film-makers can create an account on

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