Durban International Film Festival (DIFF),, Durban, South Africa
16 Jul 2015 - 26 Jul 2015
The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), that will celebrate its 36th edition from 16 to 26 July 2015, is calling for film submissions.
Presenting over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa, the festival exhibits films in a diversity of venues around the city. DIFF is the premiere platform for the launch of African films and a key gateway to the African film industry. The festival also includes a local and international awards component.
The extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers and industry professionals will include the 8th Talents Durban programme (17 to 21 July), in cooperation with Berlinale Talents, and the 6th Durban FilmMart (17 to 20 July), in partnership with the Durban Film Office, as well as various other streams of programming.
Specific streams of programming for 2015 will include a focus on climate change, as well as films that explore our relationship to the earth’s changing ecology. “We are very excited about receiving a wealth of challenging and high quality films from around the world,” says festival manager Peter Machen. “We also welcome engagement with current and potential partners who support the development of cinema in Africa and beyond. Such collaboration is a major part of the festival and helps to provide filmmakers and the public with a programme of brilliant films and a solid development programme.”
• Films must be completed in 2014 and 2015
• Submissions will be accepted with either a DVD screener or an online screener
• Submissions must be entered via the online DIFF Visitor Page. In order to submit a film, an account needs to be created if this has not already been done in previous years.
• There is no charge for entries
The deadline for all entries (short films, documentaries and feature fiction films), including delivery of screeners, is 20 March 2015.
For more information check out the festival Submission FAQs or visit: www.durbanfilmfest.co.za or email firstname.lastname@example.org.