Presenting over 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, with a special focus on films from South Africa and other Africa countries, the festival exhibits films in a diversity of venues around the city.
Organisers have said that only films completed in 2014 and 2015 will be considered, and that there is no charge for entry.
Submissions which may be in DVD or online screener are expected to be entered via the DIFF Visitor Page online at vp.eventival.eu/cca.
Also, in order to submit a film, an account needs to be created if this has not already been done in previous years. The deadline for all entries, as detailed on the festival’s website indicates that short films, documentaries and feature fiction films, including delivery of screeners, is March 20, 2015.
The extensive seminar and workshop programme featuring local and international filmmakers and industry professionals will include the 8th Talents Durban programme (July 17 to 21), 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,” said 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.”