News from the 33rd Durban International Film Festival
The 33rd Durban International Film Festival invites you to explore some of the many exciting and diverse facets of this year’s edition of the largest and longest-running film festival in the country. Below, you will find information on a small selection of the many areas of interest that will be part of DIFF 2012: the French Focus, for Francophiles and cinephiles; the Eco Lens, for those who care about our earthly habitat; the competition section, which recognises and awards cinematic excellence of some of the festival films; and Wavescape Surf Film Festival, which showcases a hot selection of surf and ocean-minded films. See you at DIFF!
AWARDS AND JURIES AT THE 33rd DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Award Night at the Durban International Film Festival will honour a selection of films that stand out as exemplary works of cinema. The awards are announced at the Supernova, Suncoast Cinema, on the 28th July immediately prior to the Closing Film, which is the much anticipated South African animation Adventures in Zambezia.
FRENCH FOCUS AT THE 33rd DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
The Durban International Film Festival, supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder) presents a special focus on French cinema for its 2012 edition as part of the France – South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013. This focus will bring not only a rich representation of 18 outstanding French films, but also some important industry initiatives intended to stimulate the growth of cinema on the African continent.
DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SHINES LIGHT ON ECOLOGICAL ISSUES
The environment around us has never been so under threat by the impact of human exploitative activity on its own habitat. From climate change to the destruction of precious flora and fauna, the Eco Lens at Durban International Film Festival 2012 (supported by principal funder, the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund) brings environmental issues under the microscope.
SURFS UP AT DIFF 2012
Wavescape, presented by the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, brings an ocean-conscious message through films that remind us of the aesthetic value and life-giving force our earth’s precious body of water.