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Durban International Film Festival Extends Film Submission Deadline

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has extended the film submission deadline to 15 April 2021. BMA can report. Chipo Zhou, the Head of Programming at the longest-running South African film festival, DIFF, with the support of 10 film industry stalwarts, has confirmed the receipt of 2500 films from around the world to be reviewed by the programming team.

Speaking about the theme “Framing the Future, Cinema Unleashed”, Zhou said the team is searching for feature, documentaries and short films that reflect strategies for adapting to the complex and ever-changing world.

In a statement, Zhou said DIFF has partnered with several organisations working in production and will be curating some notable projects from the continent. The programming team is comprised of experts from across the continent to promote diversification and pan-African collaboration.

According to reports, the founder of Raconteur Production, Chioma Onyenwe, will be screening the shorts category together with the West African group comprising of Egar Ntanyi, the line producer at Raconteur Productions Femi Omoluabi, an experienced writer, Ruth Dulac, who is a content creator.

A South African lead group will screen documentaries by Lesedi Oluko Moche, a film festival programmer, television producer, and documentary film advisor.  His team of reviewers will be Berry Hahn and Lesedi Siswana.

The award-winning film and media producer, director and trainer Firdoze Bulbulia will lead the feature category supported by film festival curator Justine Atkison, a seasoned producer and broadcaster Faith Isiakpere, and award-winning actor, director and educator Chike Nwoffiah.


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