All you need to know for the Durban International Film Festival 2018 – Featured Durban Blog

All you need to know for the Durban International Film Festival 2018:

The Durban International Film Festival 2018 opens soon and here are just some of the highlights you can look forward to:

Opening the festival is the horror film ‘The Tokoloshe’ directed by South African director Jerome Pikwane.

The LGBTI love-story ‘Rafiki’ directed by Kenyan Wanuri Kahiu, will close the festival.
‘We wanted to book-end DIFF with films that tell stories about women, their strength, their resilience, said DIFF Manager Chipo Zhou.

Among the highlights include:

The Tale
Look out for Darrel Roodt’s horror ‘Siembamba’ and many more.
Look out for the industry campaign #ThatsNotOk from SWIFT (Sisters Working in Film and Television), the SA-based non-profit that works to protect and advance the causes of women in the industry.

There will also be free community screenings at Solomon Mahlangu Hall (New Germany/Clermont), KwaMashu Fan Park, Umlazi W Section Library and The Workshop Amphitheatre.

Other screenings will take place at Community ZA (formerly Artspace Gallery in Umgeni) and KZNSA Gallery, Musgrave Ster Kinekor, Suncoast Cine Centre and Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre.

‘Heavy Water: The Life and Times of Nathan Fletcher’ will open Wavescape at the Bay of Plenty outdoor screening on 22 July.
The free Wavescape ocean-focused festival will be on at Ushaka Marine World from Monday 23 July to Friday 27 July at Arena 5, Village Walk.

Be sure not to miss ‘Bethany Hamilton: Unstopabble’

DIFF opens at The Playhouse on July 19 and closes July 29. The closing film will be screened on July 28 after the competition awards.
Look out for loads of networking and workshops as well as The Durban FilmMart happens alongside DIFF.

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This edition by Fred Felton | Twitter @fredfelton 

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