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Durban International Film Festival

July 18-28, 2013

Durban, South Africa

What’s It All About?

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa. The festival is now in its 34th edition and presents over 200 screenings celebrating the best in South African, African and international cinema.

The festival also offers filmmaker workshops, seminars, discussion forums, and outreach activities that include screenings in township areas where cinemas are non-existent, and Talent Campus Durban and a Durban FilmMart co-production market. The Durban FilmMart is a co-production finance forum that was launched in 2010.

DIFF offers many competition sections. Since 2006, Amnesty International via the Durban Amnesty group, has sponsored a cash prize called the Amnesty International Durban Human Rights Award. Since 2005, DIFF has been serving as the South African launch for the Wavescape Surf Film Festival.

Watch Out For!

Opening Film:

Of Good Report

This third film from South African director Jahmil XT Qubeka tells the sombre tale of a small-town, high-school teacher with a penchant for young girls. The result is a hypnotically engaging journey into the soul of a mentally troubled man.

There are five sections namely Feature Films, Documentaries, Short Films, Wavescape and Wild Talk Africa. The official selections under each category include African Metropolis and Haunted Souls.

Some of the films to be showcased under the Feature Film Section include:

• 36

• Actorholic

• Cosmopolis

• Dust

• Everyman’s Taxi

• Felix

• Durban Poison

• Dark Blood

• Midnight’s Children

• Khumba

• It Felt Like Love

• Miss Lovely

• Monsoon Shootout


• Chickens Can Fly

• Drama Consult

• Algorithms

• Salma

Short Films

• Vanishing Point

• Bear Trap

• Circus

• Six

• Sein Kampf

• Spiral

• Under The Pillow

Films under the Wild Talk Africa segment are:

• The Animal Communicator

• Bidder 70

• Broken Tail

• 2 Wings Many Prayers

Closing Film

Free Angela & All Political Prisoners

Drawing fire for her political allegiances – labelled as provocation by the Reagan government – young UCLA professor Angela Davis became the victim of a campaign to disallow her from teaching. This remarkable and gripping film unfolds through a series of intimate interviews with the iconic woman herself.

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