45th Durban International
Film Festival

18 - 28 July 2024

DIFF 2023

Submissions Open November 2023

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The 45th edition of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, will run from 18 July to 28 July 2024. The festival is South Africa’s longest-running film festival. It is widely regarded as one of the leading film festivals on the African continent and a vital event on the international film calendar. DIFF will screen around 90 selected films, most of them premiere screenings in this region, host seminars and workshops. The international nature of the festival is balanced with a highlighted component of the finest of African cinema.

The Isiphethu Programme

Isiphethu Programme is part of the Durban International Film Festival with a  focus on Isiphethu International Student Film Festival, the Industry component that includes workshops and seminars as well as the IsiZulu Scriptwriting Workshop. In 2022 this programme also added Isiphethu On Tour at DIFF which is done in partnership with various community centres as part of the audience development and training exercise. The main objective of this programme is to empower the community of unskilled, semi-skilled individuals by bringing closer the industry experts to impart knowledge through various initiatives. Welcome! We are excited to have you on board.

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