2017 Durban International Film Festival Opens With Huge List of African Films
The Durban International Film Festival takes place in South Africa each year.
This year the festival, now in its 38th year, kicked off with a huge lineup of films by African filmmakers — of the 225 short films and documentaries being shown from July 13 – 23, more than half come from Africa: 74 are South African productions while another 40 come from around the continent.
There’s even an anti-apartheid musical titled “Asinamali“!
Also part of the festival will be a focus on women in the film industry; the idea being to have a space where women feel their work will be recognized, their issues discussed and solutions to these issues devised.
The festival will also feature a “country spotlight” focusing on the film industry in Kenya, among other countries, a segment highlighting the festival’s ongoing support for filmmaking efforts across the continent, 22 creators selected to meet with international financiers, co-producers and distributors and Talents Durban, a platform focused on bringing together filmmakers from all over the continent for a series of workshops, master classes and networking opportunities.
The festival will run at venues all across the city.