As the Centre for Creative Arts (CCA) at the University of Kwazulu-Natal, we would like you to join us as we celebrate Cinema from all around the world from July 21 to 30 July 2022 on our virtual platforms and in the cinema, at CineCentre Suncoast Casino.
We are grateful to our valued programme partners for their continued support: the KZN Film Commission, National Film and Video Foundation, KZN Department of Sports, Arts and Culture and Avalon Group. We thank you very much.
All About Ticketing for the live screenings:
• You can find tickets for live screenings directly at CineCentre Suncoast Cinema
All about tickets for the online screenings:
• Virtual films will be screened for free between 21 July and 30 July, or until booked out. A maximum of 600 viewings are available per film.
• Tickets are free and available for bookings from 21 July
• Once you have booked a film, you have two days to watch it
• Once you have started watching a film, you have 24 hours for playback
• The films are geo-blocked to SA, so you can only watch them from South Africa.
WARNING THESE FILMS HAS NOT BEEN CLASSIFIED IN TERMS OF THE FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS ACT 65 OF 1996, AND HAS BEEN EXEMPTED FROM SUCH CLASSIFICATION FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS FILM FESTIVAL WHICH BEGINS ON 2021-07-22 AND ENDS ON 2021-08-02. THIS FILM MAY NOT BE SCREENED AT ANY VENUE OR EVENT WITHOUT SUBMISSION FOR CLASSIFICATION TO THE BOARD.
The Durban International Film Festival is one of six festivals presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. The other festivals are the Time of the Writer festival, the JOMBA! Dance festival, the Poetry Africa Festival, Cabaret and Beyond and Artfluence Human Rights festival.
The Centre for Creative Arts, located in the School of the Arts at the University, is a multi-disciplinary hub that values the power and agency vested in the arts to contribute to social change. Aligned to the University’s academic agenda, the festivals also play a vital role in knowledge generation through teaching, learning, and research. The festivals are also the University’s interface with its diverse audiences.
The Durban International Film Festival fulfils a facilitative function as a promoter of the film industry, creating networking and cultural exchange platforms. It was initiated as a safe space for intellectual and creative dialogue to start conversations that spark innovation and question the world we live in and the lenses through which history is portrayed during a time of conflict and extreme racial tensions. It continues to do so, tackling contemporary challenges through various initiatives and industry engagements.
The programme is a global showcase that centres on films from the continent, those made by Africans in the diaspora and of African descent.