Durban International Film Festival goes digital
For the first time in its 41 years of existence, the Durban International Film Festival will be virtual from 10 to 20 September 2020.
The festival has put together a film programme consisting of 60 shorts, documentaries and feature films.
According to the festival manager, Chipo Zhou, this year the plots in the selected films, through different lenses, show contemporary relevance to the challenges currently faced by the world which has, over the last years, progressively begun to interrogate history to right, wrongs and restore human dignity to previously disenfranchised populaces.
The opening and closing night will be held at the Durban Country Club as drive in screenings.
“Audiences can expect to be treated to an array of live panels, and special drive-in events bringing together some of the most innovative, impactful filmmakers, producers, and creative industry leaders,” added Zhou.
With the festival being virtual, the films are geo-blocked to SA and can only be watched from South Africa.