I-42nd Durban International Film Festival

Minyaka yonke iCentre for Creative Art (CCA) yase Nyuvesi yaKwaZulu Natal isingatha iDurban International Film Festival (DIFF) eyasungulwa ngo-1978. Nonyaka ibingomhlaka 22 Julayi yaphela ngezi 1 Agasti. Le festival ibigubha iminyaka engu-42 yabokhona, ithathwa njengeyokuqala ifestival yamafilimu eNingizimu Afrika. Iminyakeni edlule lefestival ibikhombisa (screenings) amafilimu (short films, feature films and documentaries) ezindaweni ezahlukene zeTheku singabala … Read more

Durban International Film Festival

The 39th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) opens today and, in keeping with the theme of Mandela Day, which we celebrated yesterday, the festival includes a number of films which look at the life of our former statesman. Celebrating Mandela One Hundred is a documentary conceptualised and produced by renowned South African filmmaker, Anant Singh, which … Read more

A Focus on African Cinema

The 38th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) came to an end this past Sunday with the closing feature film being Asinamali, an adaptation of Dr Mbongeni Ngema’s Broadway production. As can be expected, the festival has a focus on African cinema, but in addition to promoting locally produced films, DIFF also tries to nurture and develop the … Read more

Hear Me Move!

Dance has always played a very important role in African culture, with different dances conveying different messages depending on who performs the dances, and when and where they take place. But during the time of Apartheid a new form of African dance emerged in the form of pantsula – a highly energetic, quick-stepping dance performed low to … Read more

Local is Lekker!

They say that ‘local is lekker’, but that’s been a hard saying to prove when it comes to the film market. South Africans have been brought up on Hollywood, and it seems it’s pretty hard to convince our audiences to watch anything with a local twang – and that’s where Indigenous Film Distribution come in. … Read more

New Manager of Durban International Film Festival Announced

Plans are well underway for the 34th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), South Africa’s largest and longest running film festival hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts (CCA), reports Kishore Gobardan Director of Professional Services in the College of Humanities at UKZN in which the CCA is housed. The CCA is currently … Read more