Durban Film Festival

 
The opening film is the talk of the Durban International Film Festival – for all the wrong reasons
The opening film is the talk of the Durban International Film Festival – for all the wrong reasons
The opening night of the 37th Durban International Film Festival was an awkward and uncomfortable affair for many reasons.
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
When death goes viral: Q&A with Tarryn Crossman on the multifaceted ways grief mixes with social media
After her acclaimed first film Fatherland, which followed the struggles of three young Afrikaner boys at a Kommandokorps boot camp,...
A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen
A little-known composer takes centre stage on the big screen
An abundance of recent documentary films offer viewers a reimagining of the “black” story and the complexities that come with intersection and...
Necktie Youth: Tender elegy to today’s young
Necktie Youth: Tender elegy to today’s young
In unassuming lower case, the words “in loving memory of 1991 ...” float against a black screen, carving fine, blood-red lines into the otherwise...
Local short films hit the big screen
Local short films hit the big screen
Ster-Kinekor Theatres is tapping into an old cinema tradition of screening short films before a feature film. This tradition had died down...
Durban film festival wrap up
Durban film festival wrap up
With audience attendance reportedly up from last year, perhaps partially driven by the controversy around the banning of Of Good Report, it seems Peter Machen’s first year at the helm of the Durban International Film Festival (Diff) has proved a success. ...
DIFF: Back off the ban wagon
DIFF: Back off the ban wagon
You wouldn't have known it from all the attention on the banning (pending appeal) of Jahmil XT Qubeka's Of Good Report, but there...
Durban film festival: How to ban a movie
Durban film festival: How to ban a movie
The first thing the Film and Publication Board’s (FPB) manager for operations, Nthabiseng May, said on Wednesday at the panel discussion on...
Durban film festival: Bannings, non-bannings and non-screenings
Durban film festival: Bannings, non-bannings and non-screenings
Part of the cause of the movie not being screened on Sunday was the recent banning (pending...
Durban film festival: Censors shut down opening film
Durban film festival: Censors shut down opening film
Jahmil XT Qubeka's film tells the story of a teacher who is a sexual predator that grooms and seduces one of his students. The film was set to...
DIFF: From small town to big screen
DIFF: From small town to big screen
‘It’s Little Red Riding Hood told from the wolf’s perspective.” That’s how Jahmil XT Qubeka describes his...

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