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Friday, July 25, 2014


The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is happy to announce the increased presence of the National Film and Video Foundation.

Celebrating its 35th years of existence, the festival is currently running until July 27 2014 at nine venues around Durban. DIFF is delighted that The National Film and Video Foundation has once again come on board as one of the valued supporters of the festival, which has seen tremendous growth in recent years.

Zama Mkosi states: “I’m proud to say that for the past 13 years the NFVF has been behind DIFF without interruption, the kind of support that has seen a shift in the way we tell our stories, and how our stories are received,” adding that the festival “speaks to issues of transformation and development. We are glad that through the opportunities created, our filmmakers continue to be creatively stimulated in the telling of their stories.”

NFVF initiatives at DIFF this year include the hosting of various workshops and forums facilitated by major industry players.

The NFVF has partnered with the British Council to host free screenings at the Bay of Plenty lawns at the Durban Beachfront. These screenings will take place on July 18, 19, 25 and 26 at 19h30. The line-up includes some of the best short films the country has to offer.

The Durban International Film Festival runs until July 27. The festival includes more than 200 theatrical screenings and a full seminar and workshop programme, as well as the Wavescape Film Festival, the Wild Talk Africa Film Festival, and various industry initiatives, including the 7th Talents Durban (in co-operation with Talents Berlinale ) and the 5th Durban FilmMart co-production market (in partnership with the Durban Film Office). For more information go to

The 35th Durban International Film Festival is organised by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (a special project of the Deputy Vice Chancellor of the College of Humanities, Professor Cheryl Potgieter) with support from the National Film and Video Foundation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development & Tourism, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, City of Durban, German Embassy, Goethe Institut, Industrial Development Corporation, KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture and range of other valued partners.