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37th Durban International Film Festival: Free Public Screenings

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The DIFF will host a series of free public screenings in Clermont, Kwangcolosi, Inanda, Umlazi, KwaMashu and the city centre, where people can watch this year’s opening night film The Journeymen as well as the comedy - Wonder Boy for President,.
Durban filmmaker returns to Durban International Film Festival with Radio Rats documentary
“Jiving and Dying - The Radio Rats Story” sees Durban filmmaker Michael Cross return to the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) (16-26 June) with a documentary about a band he argues are so much more than one-hit wonders.
Queer Kampala International Film Festival
This is the first queer film festival to be held in Uganda, Running from December 9- 11 in Kampala, this LGBTQ film festival offers audiences a wide cinematic range—everything from feature length comedies and dramas to documentaries and short films.
The Moth Short Story Prize 2016 is open for submissions

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The Moth International Short Story Prize 2016 is open for applications, welcoming entries from applicants who have written an original, high-quality short story. This year, the competition will be judged by award-winning Irish writer John Boyne.
Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu to feature at 37th Durban International Film Festival

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Kalushi, the South African feature film directed by Mandla Dube, about the life of freedom fighter Solomon Mahlangu, is scheduled to be screened at this year’s edition of the Durban International Film Festival.
Talents Durban 2016 participants announced

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The 37th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is proud to announce the participants of the 9th edition of Talents Durban, presented in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents
Wavescape Film Festival at the Durban International Film Festival

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Wavescape has announced a new venue, as well as the lineup of 21 films set for the 11th Wavescape Film Festival at the Durban International Film Festival, which takes place from 16 to 26 June this year.
Wonder Boy for President – World Premiere at DIFF
The world premiere of John Barker’s new mockumentary Wonder Boy for President starring Kagiso Lediga will take place at the Durban International Film Festival on Friday, June 17 at the Playhouse.
World Premiere of Nobody’s Died Laughing - A Journey with Pieter-Dirk Uys

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Nobody’s Died Laughing, a theatrical-action-documentary that celebrates the life and work of performing artist and activist Pieter-Dirk Uys, will have its world premiere at the 37th Durban International Film Festival on Sunday, June 19 at 6pm.
11th Lola Kenya Screen submission period closes in 9 days

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Moviemakers worldwide have till 15.06.16 to send in their work for the 11th annual Lola Kenya Screen festival.