With thanks to Steve at Airserv for permission to use his incredible photo (www.airserv.co.za).
Now in its 35th year, DIFF has grown to encompass two additional genre festivals, the Wavescape Surf Film Festival and the Africa Wild Talk Wildlife Film Festival, as well as the Durban FilmMart, which has become crucial to the burgeoning South African film scene, and Talents Durban, a collaboration with the Berlinale Talents programme of the Berlinale Film Festival.
Twitch founder and editor Todd Brown will be in attendance, and he's already highlighted several films that will be screening: Hard To Get (South Africa), a slick crime romance; Shield And Spear (South Africa), a documentary examining integration through art; Coz Of Moni 2: Fokn Revenge (Ghana), a crime rap musical; and Joe Bullet (1971 South Africa), banned by the Apartheid government and finally restored to its glory.
Watch this space for more news about the festival, and reviews of the best new films coming out of South Africa.
Further information about other festival activities:
Official Trailer Reel of the 35th Durban International Film Festival 2014.