Mpho Osei Tutu and Ilse Klink in Scorched. Photo: Jane Berg/CuePix
AS part of its celebrations for Women’s Month in August, the Playhouse Company in Durban will present its famed South African Women’s Arts Festival (SAWAF).
Now in its 21st year, the festival, which runs from August 10 to 19, features a host of award-winning dramas, including the Naledi Award-winning productions, Suddenly The Storm and Scorched. Continue reading
Nakhane Touré (front left) was named best actor for his work in ‘Inxeba – The Wound’, which also won the prize for best SA director for John Trengrove. Photo: File
INXEBA (known internationally as The Wound) won the prizes for best director for John Trengrove and best actor for Nakhane Touré at the Durban International Film Festival on Saturday, July 22, writes ESTELLE SINKINS.
This is the latest in a string of awards for the film, which has been lauded at film festivals around the world. Continue reading
Asinamali!, written by Mbongeni Ngema, will be the closing film of the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF). The film will screen at Ster-Kinekor Gateway in Umhlanga at 7 pm on Sunday, July 23 and at 8 pm at the Playhouse the same day. Continue reading
AMANDA Evans’ film, Serpent, will open this year’s Durban International Film Festival, which runs from July 13 to 23. Continue reading
Nakhane Touré (seated) in a scene from Inexba’, which is having its South African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival. Photo: Supplied
THE South African film Inxeba (known internationally as The Wound) has won the best film award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival, ahead of its African premiere at the Durban International Film Festival at The Playhouse on Friday, July 14.
This is a latest in a string of awards for the film, which explores tradition and masculinity, and the clash between age-old rituals and modernity. Continue reading
Phumlani Mtiti. Photo: John Ivins Photography
Arts and Living Cultures at the eThekwini Municipality is supporting 12 Durban theatre groups at this year’s National Arts Festival, which is taking place in Grahamstown until 9 July. Continue reading
The Crucifixion of Amagqwirha.
Enjoy diverse theatre for everyone at Wits Theatre’s 969 Festival, which runs from July 14 to 30 and features some of the best of Grahamstown for the ultimate mid-winter event.
The drama line-up includes works which have featured on both the Main and fringe stages at the 2017 National Arts Festival. Continue reading
Delegate registration for Africa’s premier film finance and co-production market, the Durban FilmMart (DFM), is open.
Celebrating its 8th edition, this year’s DFM, a joint programme of the Durban Film Office (DFO), the eThekwini Municipality’s industry development unit, and the Durban International Film Festival – hosted by the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Centre for Creative Arts – takes place from 14 to 17 July. It will host around 500 delegates from Africa and the world. Continue reading
The Wound, a film by John Trengove, will make its world premiere in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, which runs until January 29 in Park City, Salt Lake City and at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah. Continue reading
Shelby Strange is part of the Rickshaw Collective who will be performing a physical theatre piece, “Dislocation” on Saturday, January 21 at 4pm and Sunday, January 22 at 2pm. Photo: Luca Barausse
This weekend, Durban plays host to the inaugural Fresha Festival. This free fun family al-fresco theatre festival will be staged on Durban’s North Beach for three days on January 20, 21 and 22. Continue reading