The 38th edition of the Durban International Film Festival, one of the biggest and longest running film festivals in Africa, runs from 13 – 23 July, with the Playhouse as its primary venue.
This year’s theme, “Transit Tales”, will shine a light on the growing trend in cinema highlighting refugee and immigrant stories. As the global society expands further every year, cinema has highlighted the stories of subjects as they chase their hopes and dreams in new and sometimes unknown land.
Women-led films and African content are this edition’s special focus areas.
“We aim to address the role of women in film and set and industry standard for the inclusion of women in the industry with the women-led film focus,” said Chipo Zhou, Festival Manager.
She added that Africa has risen to the occasion this year with a significant improvement in the number and quality of film submissions.