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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...

Highlights from the AFDA Annual Film Festival

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 The AFDA Annual Film Festival Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban 23, 24 and 25 November 2012 Each year AFDA (The South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance) hosts an annual film festival which showcases more than 50 new third year graduates and fourth year honours (post graduate) students’ films.  The festival is a unique opportunity for graduate students to attract and experience an audience in a public cinema environment. The festiva...

Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business

Tiburon Film Society will present "Delta - Oil’s Dirty Business" at the Bay Model located at 2100 Bridgeway in Sausalito on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 @ 6 PM. Running Time:  64 minutes Country:  Greece Genre:  Documentary Director: Yorgos Avgeropoulos At the Delta of the Niger River in Nigeria, where a vast proportion of the planet's oil is excavated, bomb attacks, abductions and murders

Award-winners announced at Durban International Film Festival

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The 33rd edition of the Durban International Film Festival, with principal funding from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund,  this evening (Saturday, July 28) announced its award-winners, prior to the closing film. Winner of the Best Feature Film award, Love (Amour) was applauded by the International Jury as “unmissable”, and the film’s director Michael Haneke, as a “contemporary master with an astute understanding of his cinematic world”. The Best Feature Film award carrie...

Speakers and FELA! Ticket Raffle during Celebrating 20 Years of African Cinema program at ADIFF!

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CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF AFRICAN CINEMA IN ADIFF Fri, July 27 to S un, July 29, 2012    The election of a new president in Senegal, the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ANC and the turbulent situation in Mali are some of the events that have recently been on the airwaves about the African continent.   Senegal, Mali and South Africa are part of our 20 years of African Films in the African Diaspora International Film Festival TC Series from Jul...

The Durban International Film Festival returns

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The Durban International Film Festival returns for its 33rd year to celebrate the magic of cinema in all its beauty and diversity. From the 19th to the 29th July, Durban will be illuminated by the glow of the silver screen, with over 290 screenings in 10 venues across the city. Alongside world-class cinema from across the globe, comprising 80 feature films, 40 documentaries and 45 short films, the festival offers a comprehensive workshop and seminar programme that facilitates the sharing...

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...

DIFF announces opening film

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The Durban International Film Festival has announced the selection of Elelwani as the film that will open the curtains on the 33rd edition of South Africa’s largest and longest running film festival. This groundbreaking world premiere takes place on July 19, made possible by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (who was both the first funder of the film, and principal funder of the festival), and the National Film and Video Foundation, a crucial partner  both of  this pioneering p...

DIFF announces Opening Film

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The Durban International Film Festival has announced the selection of Elelwani as the film that will open the curtains on the 33rd edition of South Africa's largest and longest running film festival. This groundbreaking world premiere takes place on July 19, made possible by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (who was both the first funder of the film, and principal funder of the festival), and the National Film and Video Foundation, a crucial partner  both of  this pioneer...

The zion route, i am growing

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The zion route my story heyyyyy Guys writing in english for a french site is a bit strange!!!!!Exactly as the world is changing so fast us in some banana republics as some would call us for the sake of mdeia production, we like to give a negative point of view thta will bring us positive and sweet answer to our question when we will argue about maternity and child human rights people will really appreciate and watch us Roles will be distribute as soon as we finish our writing of t...

ekurhuleni film festival

The festival's main purpose of existance is create alternative venues for watching South African produced films as well as films from Africa and the world. Use film as tool to empower peoples lives towards nation building and township regeneration. Foster the development of of audiences for the appreciation of independently produced film products. Contribute to the growth of a film industry in Ekurhuleni. Increase an interest for pursuing as a career. Showcase and exhibit films through Ekurhuleni Film Festival. Develop new audiences and create a cinema friendly culture for locally (South African) produced films within Ekurhuleni and the the surrounding areas.

Interview with SHERIF MANDOUR, on cinema in Revolutionary Egypt.

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  SHERIF MANDOUR, A Revolutionary Filmmaker in Revolutionary Egypt.   In the ancient land and rapidly transforming lifestyle of modern Egypt, producer Sherif Mandour is a man of his time. Apart from achieving worldwide acclaim, his last three films produced were predicting the revolution, a revolution from without and within. Through his longtime career in cinema, Mandour had worn many hats as an actor, director, distributor, commercial voiceover, producer and most...

ÉCU 2012 Partner Festival: Cape Winelands Film Festival

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Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa, 14th – 24th March Do you like your film festivals to come accompanied by a wine tasting, a cooking demonstration, and some live entertainment? Perhaps catch a glimpse of the odd celebrity mingling amongst the festival goers? Then the Cape Winelands Festival in Stellenbosch, Western Cape of South Africa, could be just the festival for you. A ten day long celebration of South African film plus the best of international cinema set in a med...

Attention filmmakers/critics from Africa

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  Talent Campus Durban Calls for Filmmakers and Film Critics   Superimposing an African imagination on filmmaking processes, the 5th Talent Campus Durban (20-24 July) will ignite the creativity of 40 selected filmmakers from Africa in a series of masterclasses, workshops and industry networking opportunities during the Durban International Film Festival.  Talent Campus Durban entices filmmakers to enhance skills, develop collaborations and interface with the dynamic future...

"Covariance" to play the Cape Winelands Film Festival!

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"Covariance" will play the 5th annual Cape Winelands Film Festival in Capetown, South Africa, March 14-24, 2012. This is the sixth festival acceptance for "Covariance" and its second play date in Africa. For more information on the film, including a trailer and behind-the-scenes video, please visit: http://www.dawnwestlake.com/dawnwestlake/rondecana/films/covariance/index.html ...

DIFF calls for entries

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Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) Call for Entries The 33rd edition of DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL will take place from 19 to 29 July 2012. Supported by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (principal funder), the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Economic Development and Tourism and other valued funders and partners, the festival will present over 200 screenings of films from around the world, with a special focu...

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 ...

Legon International Film festival, Accra, Ghana

Round up friends and family, pack a picnic with a bottle of wine and head outdoors to go to the movies. One week in 2012 it will be a nightly feast of international film And it's so much more than a night in the confines of a cinema - outdoor movies are a social occasion that can't be bettered! 1st edition of LIFF brings you a season with a strong mix of romantic comedies, contemporary dramas and cutting edge documentaries. A line-up of films which will include winners from Cannes, Berlin and Sundance Film Festivals.

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...

Jozi Kings movie reviewed by African Screens

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Jozi Kings is the latest film by Black Irish Productions. Set in the modern day hustle and bustle of Johannesburg, South Africa, the film gives us a glimpse of the drug smuggling world, in this hard-hitting action drama. It is night and ‘Jim’ is seated on a cliff overlooking the glittering city of Johannesburg. He turns to ‘Chucks’, as blood trickles down the side of his mouth; he exhales the words, “Who knew Johannesburg is this beautiful at night?” Raw and unpredictable, Jozi Kin...

It's raining films in Durban

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25 July: Day 1 The Weather Girls sing about it's raining men. In Durban it's raining wonderful films and the weather is miserable too in what is normally a balmy sub-tropical city. I have been planning my viewing schedule since the programme was released a month ago and it constantly changed as there is so much to see and the films are so varied and the must-see ones clash. I try to include the big festival winners - and they are all in Durban. I left the schedule 80% percent comp...

Film gems in Durban

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Great Line-up at the 32nd Durban International Film Festival   The 32nd Durban International Film Festival kicks off on 21 July with the World Premiere of the South African film Otelo Burning, directed by Sara Blecher.  Set during the last days of apartheid, the Durban-shot film tells the story of a group of South African township youngsters who discover surfing as an empowering escape from the political violence of the times. There is drama, romance, rivalry, and tragedy in this c...

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 ...

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