Durban International Film Festival

DIFF2016

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Date: 16-26 June 2016
Venue: Drama Theatre

 

 

Africa’s premier film event, The Durban International Film Festival, hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts, presents its 37th Festival in the east coast city of Durban, South Africa. Arguably the continent’s biggest film event, attracting both film-lovers and industry representatives from across Africa and beyond, the Festival is a ten-day celebration of world-class cinema that screens new feature, documentary and short films from around the globe, with a special focus on African film.

 

The Master-Classes
Daryl Roodt – Learn the tricks of being a director with great credits – 17 June 2016
The master class by South African film director, screenwriter and producer – Darrell Roodt. Mr. Roodt known for his 1992 film Sarafina! is regarded as one of South Africa’s most prolific film director, Roodt has worked with the late Patrick Swayze in Father Hood, James Earl Jones in Cry, the Beloved Country and Ice Cube in Dangerous Grounds.

Caiphus Semenya – Music meets Film – 18 June 2016
Music can make or break a film, how do you select good music for your movie? This master class will be hosted by the legendary a doyen in his own right, Mr Caiphus Simenya. Mr. Semenya is one of South Africa’s foremost musical directors and composers, with recent credits including the music scores for the SABC series Molo Fish, Vicious Circle, and Gaba Mootho, as well as a lifetime of work as a performer and arranger of African music. Mr.Semenya left South Africa in the 1960′s, together with his wife, singer Letta Mbulu. Whilst in exile, he worked with compatriots Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa, Hotep Galeta, and Miriam Makeba amongst many others. He subsequently took up residence in Los Angeles, where his talent resulted in work with the top range of American artists and producers, and saw his compositions being performed by Cannonball Adderley, Harry Belafonte, The Crusaders, Lou Rawls, and Nina Simone, amongst others. Most notable have been Semenya’s regular collaborations with Quincy Jones. The association has seen Semenya composing all the African music for Alex Hayley’s Roots Pt 1 and Pt 2, and also the African music for the Steven Spielberg-directed Colour Purple. Semenya’s work for Colour Purple earned him an Oscar Nomination.

Kirk Cooper – Market Readiness Workshop – 22 June 2016
Our filmmakers often attend markets and festivals, locally and internationally. It is important therefore that they are equipped to maximise on their attendance and have a beneficial experience. Kirk Cooper’s involvement in the film industry began with the ‘Black Film and Video Network’, a stint that led to independent programming and publicity for several festivals, where he achieved success on numerous films selected for ‘ReelWorld’, ‘Toronto International Film Festival’ (TIFF), ‘Montreal World Film Festival’, ‘Hot Docs’, and ‘CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival’. His work has taken him to Cannes, L.A, and his accumulative network of contacts now extends beyond North America to include Europe, South Africa, India and the Caribbean, successfully contributing to creating ‘Film Market Access’.

Film Policy Review – 22 June 2016
The National film and Video Foundation, KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission and Gauteng Film Commission will host an industry consultation session on the proposed changes to the Dti Foreign Film and Television Production rebate. The proposed changes have come about as proposals from members of the film industry. The Dti will be in attendance.

The Film Mrs Right Guy. A Story Development Case Study – 24 June 2016
Mokopi Shale and Cati Weinek the writing team of the recently released hit film Mrs Right Guy, will explore the journey of producing the film at the development phase. In particular they will look at balancing the creative needs of the writing team against the needs of the funder.

All master classes will take place at the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, 11th Floor Musgrave Towers, 115 Musgrave Road, Durban.

 SCHEDULE OF SCREENINGS:

DAY

DATE

TIME

DURATION

AGE RESTRICTION

FILM

Thursday

16 June

19:00

90 Minutes

PG 13L

THE JOURNEYMAN

Friday

17 June

20:00

88 Minutes

PG 13VL

WONDER BOY FOR PRESIDENT

  Saturday

18 June

12:00

75 Minutes

ALL AGES

BUG

  Saturday

18 June

14:00

67 Minutes

13L

SA CANNES FACTORY

  Saturday

18 June

16:00

65 Minutes

PG 13VL

KALUSHI

  Saturday

18 June

18:30

92 Minutes

PG13

MARTHA & NIKI

  Saturday

18 June

20:30

87 Minutes

PG16L

TESS

Sunday

19 June

12:00

118 Minutes

PG13

SHORTS

Sunday

19 June

14:00

74 Minutes

PG13

I SHOT KIDUDE

Sunday

19 June

16:00

110 Minutes

ALL AGES

NEON BULL

Sunday

19 June

18:15

80 Minutes

PG 13VL

WONDER BOY FOR PRESIDENT

Sunday

19 June

21:15

70 Minutes

PG13

THE UNSEEN

Monday

20 June

19:00

75 Minutes

16VL

LAST ONE’S OUT

Monday

20 June

21:00

65 Minutes

PG 16 VL

FINDING FREEDOM- LIFE AFTER A LIFE SENTENCE

Tuesday

21 June

18:00

87 Minutes

PG16L

TESS

Tuesday 21 June 20:00

82 Minutes

ALL AGES

SONGS OR LAHORE

Wednesday

22 June

18:00

67 Minutes

13L

CANNES SA FACTORY

Wednesday

22 June

20:30

94 Minutes

13L

KIKI

Wednesday

22 June

22:30

90 Minutes

PG 13L

SHWABABDA

Thursday

23 June

18:00

110 Minutes

ALL AGES

THE REVOLUTION WON’T BE TELEVISED

Thursday

23 June

20:00

122 Minutes

16VL

EMBRACE OF THE SERPENT

Friday

24 June

18:00

62 Minutes

PG16

NAKED REALITY

Friday

24 June

20:00

84 Minutes

PG 16VL

LA ISLA (LA ISLA DE PEREJIL)

Saturday

25 June

12:00

108 Minutes

16VLS

ENDLESS RIVER

Saturday

25 June

14:00

88 Minutes

PG 13VL

WONDER BOY FOR PRESIDENT

Saturday

25 June

19:00

86 Minutes

ALL AGES

THE SPACE IN BETWEEN

Sunday

26 June

12:00

52 Minutes

PG13 L

MARCH OF WHITE ELEPHANTS

Sunday

26 June

14:15

90 Minutes

PG 13 L

ACTION COMMANDANTE

Sunday

26 June

16:30

87 Minutes

ALL AGES

THE SPACE IN BETWEEN SCREENING

Sunday

26 June

18:30

98 Minutes

PG 13 L

LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD

Sunday

26 June

21:30

97 Minutes

PG 13 L

NOBODY DIED LAUGHING