WATCH | Durban International Film Festival officially kicks off


Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) officially kicks off today at 6pm running from 22 July – 1 August. The renowned festival on the African continent located on the east coast of South Africa, will showcase feature and documentary films from all over the world with a focus on productions created by African filmmakers. This year amidst the global pandemic, the festival will be completely virtual and FREE to stream for South Africans.

Watch 42nd Durban International Film Festival Official Opening

“The Eagle’s Nest”, an African action thriller based on poverty and migration by Cameroonian Director Olivier Assoua was the official opening film at DIFF screening July 22, 2021. Below are some of the titles at DIFF out of the 140 titles comprised of feature, documentary and short films all available FREE of charge to stream for the duration of the festival.

The Eagle’s Nest (Feature Film Trailer)

Hard Livings (Documentary Trailer)

“Cape Town is considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, but beneath her angelic mask lie scars. Scars obtained during Apartheid; scars that drive the underworld of gangsterism and drugs that has taken hold of the city. Rashaad Staggie was a man that made the most of these scars. With his twin, Rashied, as well as his other brothers, Solomon, Agmat, and Amien at his side, and through the use of violence and sheer cunning, their gang – The Hard Livings – became the most feared street gang in the whole of Africa.” – Hard Living

Dulcie September Murder In Paris (Documentary Trailer)

Murder in Paris is a political crime thriller doccie that traces the motives for the assassination of anti-Apartheid activist, Dulcie September. The story travels from the heart of Paris in March 1988 to the pursuit of justice in 2021

All you need to know on how to stream Durban International Film Festival

  1. The festival will officially open on 22 July at 6 pm, streamed live on Facebook.
  2. The opening film will be screening from 22 July to 1 August 2021.
  3. The closing film will be screening from 31 July.
  4. The awards will take place on 31 July at 6 pm on our Facebook page, ahead of the closing film.
  5. All other films will be screened from 23 July to 1 August, or until sold out.
  6. Tickets are FREE and available for bookings from 21 July on DIFF special booking website.
  7. Once you have booked a film, you have two days to watch it.
  8. Once you have started watching a film, you have 24 hours for playback.
  9. The films are geo-blocked to SA, so you can only watch them from South Africa unless you have a VPN (Virtual Private Network) then you are able to watch the festival outside of south africa

Checkout the list and watch all the titles at the 42nd Durban International Film Festival here

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