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Peter Rorvik Departs Centre for Creative Arts (CCA)

The departure of Peter Rorvik from the UKZN’s Centre for Creative Arts concludes an exciting growth period for arts and culture in Durban, represented through the four annual CCA festivals – Time of the Writer, Poetry Africa, JOMBA! Contemporary Dance Experience, and the Durban International Film Festival. All of these landmarks in Durban’s event calendar have contributed significantly to the cultural life of this city, delivering hosts of cutting-edge writers, poets, dancers...

The Durban International Film Festival reveals line up

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The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which takes place from 19 to 29 July, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, has announced the introduction of a new multi- and block booking facility through GoingPlaces SA, a Durban-based entertainment and leisure website with a shopping portal. “We are pleased that we are able to offer our festival goers, the opportunity to plan and book for the entire festival in advance” says Peter Rorvik, Director of DIFF...

Nashen Moodley appointed to Sydney Film Festival

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Durban International Film Festival manager Nashen Moodley has been appointed as director of the Sydney Film Festival.  Previously a journalist at Independent Newspapers, for whom he still writes film reviews, Moodley has been centrally involved in the development and management of Durban International Film Festival programmes since joining the University of KwaZulu-Natal's Centre for Creative Arts in 2001. Announcing Moodley's new appointment, Peter Rorvik, director of the CCA and ...

ATTENDANCE UP AT DURBAN

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The Durban International Film Festival has announced a significant increase in attendance for its 32nd edition which concluded on 31 July. The festival which is supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism and other valued funders and partners, recorded total attendance of 29 792 including attendance of 2 452 at the festival’s workshop and seminar programme. T...

Durban International Film Festival to open with OTELO BURNING

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Over 250 screenings will be presented at the 32nd edition of the Durban International Film Festival’s from 21 to 31 July. With principal support from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the line-up of films from over 50 countries includes numerous award-winners and premiere screenings, with a core component of the newest South Africa productions. The festival proudly opens with the World Premiere of a film shot in Durban - Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher. Beginning in the ...

Arte Award and Prince Claus Fund Film Grant handed out at CineMart

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During the CineMart 2010 Closing Night Party, Wednesday February 3, 2010 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, the Arte France Cinéma Award went to CineMart 2010 Project LAYLA FOURIE by Pia Marais (Germany / South Africa / The Netherlands). The Prince Claus Fund Film Grant was awarded to CineMart 2010 Project BY THE TIME IT GETS DARK by Anocha Suwichakornpong (Thailand). Arte France Cinéma Award The Arte France Cinéma Award (10,000 Euro) for the Best CineMart 2010 Project is given to LAYLA FOURIE ...

30 th Durban International Film Festival attendance soaring

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Attendance increased significantly at the 30 th edition of the Durban International Film Festival, reports Peter Rorvik, Director of the festival and the Centre for Creative Arts. “Attendance figures were up this year with over 22, 471 at the 280 festival film screenings, representing almost 5,500 more than in 2008, despite there being 26 less screenings this year. Workshop and seminar attendances were also up with 1650 film enthusiasts attending 38 seminars and workshops, indicating a great l...

Highlights of upcoming Durban International Film Fest

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Cinema in all its diversity will once again be celebrated at the 29th Durban International Film Festival which runs from 23 July to 3 August.Featuring more than 200 films from more than 95 countries, spread over more than 300 screenings at 26 venues across the city, the festival will bring together established masters of cinema and innovative new talents from around the world. Alongside the presentation of the some of the year’s finest films, the festival will run an extensive workshop and sem...

1st South African Film Festival in Tehran, another niche fest

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The Durban International Film Festival has announced that it will co-present, with the South African Embassy in Iran, the 1st South African Film Festival in Tehran, from 4 to 7 December 2006. The films selected for the festival are Yesterday directed by Darrell James Roodt, Forgiveness by Ian Gabriel, Conversations On A Sunday Afternoon by Khalo Matabane, The Mother's House by Francois Verster and Tamat by Munier Parker. These directors will travel to Iran to present their films and engage with ...

And the Tigers go to China Uruguay and United States

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35th International Film Festival RotterdamWednesday, January 25 – Sunday, February 5, 2006During the IFFR 2006 Awards Ceremony on Friday, February 3, 2006 in Concert and Congress Centre ‘de Doelen’ in Rotterdam, the winning films of the 35th International Film Festival Rotterdam were announced. The three VPRO Tiger Awards were granted to WALKING ON THE WILD SIDE (LIA XIAO ZI) by Han Jie (China/France), THE DOG POUND (LA PERRERA) by Manuel Nieto Zas (Uruguay/Argentina/Canada/Spain), both su...

CineMart closed in Rotterdam with awards

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35th International Film Festival Rotterdam25 January – 5 February 2006Arte France Cinema Awards and Prince Claus Fund Film Grant handed out at CineMart 2006 Closing Night PartyDuring the CineMart 2006 Closing Night Party, Wednesday February 1, 2006 in Club Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands), the two Arte France Cinema Awards went to CineMart 2006 Projects A MEXICAN STORY by Arturo Aristakisian (Mexico/Russia) and the Hubert Bals Fund supported HEI TIE DE RI ZI (BLACK IRON DAYS) by Wang Bin...

Time of the writer: festivalof writers in Durban

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TIME OF THE WRITER 2005The 8th Time of the Writer, International Festival of Writers, brings together over 25 writers from South Africa , Africa and the rest of the world to engage in a six day programme. Activities include nightly readings at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre and a stimulating range of day activities, including an educators' forum, schools visits, prison writing project, a workshop on women's writing, and a publishing forum, all designed to nurture a culture of reading, writing an...
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