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Durban International Film Festival invites filmmakers to submit for 2021 edition

Call for DIFF Submissions.
Call for DIFF Submissions.

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is inviting filmmakers to submit their feature films, documentaries and shorts for the 42nd edition taking place from 22 July to 1 August 2021. The deadline for submissions is 28 February 2021.

‘We are officially opening the call for submissions, looking for future-centric films, narratives that look with hope to tomorrow. Themed, “Framing the Future, Cinema Unleashed,” the festival is specifically looking to showcase films that provide meaningful solutions on how to adapt in our dynamic and ever-changing environment,’ said festival curator, Ms Chipo Zhou. ‘We are looking for films that offer solutions to questions that haven’t been asked yet, that broaden our viewpoints and allow for robust critical discourse. We celebrate the disruption of the embedded canonical film centres internationally and position the DIFF as the African hub where innovative film voices are discovered and born – this is the onward journey of the DIFF.’

Submissions should be submitted exclusively through FilmFreeway. For eligibility, submission fees and to submit, visit the DIFF profile:

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