19-26th July

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), presented by the Centre for Creative Arts at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, is widely regarded as a leading film festival in Africa. Founded in 1979, it is the oldest and largest film festival in Southern Africa, presenting over 100 screenings, all of which are premieres in this region.  The festival also offers workshops, seminars and outreach activities that include screenings in township areas where cinemas do not exist. 

French Focus at the 45th DIFF

Films featured at the Oscars and leading global film festivals such as Berlinale, Cannes, and Venice will be part of the French focus at the 45th Durban International Film Festival. The project is supported by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and the French Institute, with IFAS and Alliance française in Durban.

“France is dedicated to promoting Francophone cinema on the global stage as a means of cultural exchange, highlighting the power of storytelling to connect and spark meaningful conversations. The French Focus forms part of a larger project which includes a scouting delegation of French experts coming to Durban and Cape Town, as well as support for the incubation of filmmakers through the Jumpstart programme at Durban Film Mart” says David Martinon, Ambassador of France to South Africa, Lesotho and Malawi.

More info on the French focus here.
More info on the 45th edition of the Durban Film Festival here.