Durban 33rd International Film Festival

33rd Durban International Film Festival

South Africa’s premiere film event, the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), celebrates its 33rd edition from 19 to 29 July.  The country’s largest and longest-running International Film Festival presents around 250 screenings of the latest and greatest in contemporary world cinema.

Apart from the powerful representation of new films from South Africa and the rest of the continent, there is a special focus on French Cinema.

Industry initiatives include the 5th Talent Campus Durban (in cooperation with the Berlin Talent Campus) and the 3rd Durban FilmMart (a co-production market in partnership with the Durban Film Office).

What to Expect

Spoilt for choice, film-lovers will have the opportunity to rub shoulders with film-makers and other well-known personalities. For film details and screening schedules – see the University of KwaZulu-Natal Centre for Creative Arts or follow on Twitter  or ‘LIKE’ in Facebook

Film Venues

Various venues in Durban include:

  • Cinema Nouveau (Gateway Theatre of Shopping)
  • Ster Kinekor (Musgrave Centre)
  • Suncoast CineCentre (Suncoast)
  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre (University of KwaZulu Natal)
  • Ekhaya Multi-Arts Centre (KwaMashu)
  •  Blue Waters Hotel (Marine Parade)


  • Cinema Nouveau and Ster Kinekor – or 082 16789
  • Suncoast CineCentre – or 0861 246362,
  • Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre or 083 915 8000

Entrance Costs

Ranging from R25 – R35 with many free screenings at selected venues.