Durban International Film Festival announces award winners for 2016

Tess

Christia Visser (above right) was named best actress at the Durban International Film Festival for her role as Tess in Tess directed by Meg Rickards. The film was also named best SA feature film and won an award for best editing for Linda Man.

The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 37th edition at the Playhouse on June 25, prior to the screening of the closing film, The Space in Between. Continue reading

Local film, Mrs Right Guy, to screen at Cannes

MRS RIGHT GUY - Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi

Lehasa Moloi and Dineo Moeketsi star in Mrs Right Guy.

THE highly anticipated romcom Mrs Right Guy, premières at Ster Kinekor’s The Zone in Rosebank, Johannesburg on Thursday, May 19 – the same day as the film screens at the 69th Cannes Film Festival in France.

Dineo Moeketsi who stars as the broken-hearted Gugu Hlatshwayo in Mrs Right Guy announced the exciting news on Twitter. Mrs Right Guy is screening in Cannes as part of the National Film and Video Foundation South African showcase programme. Continue reading

New dates for DIFF and Durban FilmMart

THE annual Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) and the Durban FilmMart (DFM) will take place from June 16 to 26, 2016, while the DFM will take place from June 17 to 20, 2016.

The events have been rescheduled due to a clash with the 21st International Aids Conference, which takes place at the end of July 2016. The AIDS conference will be using both the Elangeni and Maharani hotels, which are traditionally used as a festival and market hub. Continue reading

Jyoti Mistry’s sizzling thriller, Impunity, coming to SA cinemas

Alex McGregor and Bjorn Steinbach star in Impunity.

Alex McGregor and Bjorn Steinbach star in Impunity.

WITH themes of corruption and brutality at its centre, filmmaker Jyoti Mistry’s new film Impunity is a profound investigation into contemporary South Africa and the seat of power. In a country where people who commit crime are often seen to be exempt from punishment, or free from the consequences of their actions, the film invites its audience to reflect on the nature of violence. Continue reading