Durban International Film Festival


(Feature and short films, all genres)

The Durban International Film Festival  is currently accepting applications for its 2021 edition.

 Please note that films must be submitted directly to the festival via FilmFreeway.

  • Competitive: Yes
  • Entry fees: Yes


  1. The festival allows submission of feature films, documentaries, short films that have been completed since January 2020.
  2. Feature films must be at least 40 minutes.
  3. Shot film must be under 40 minutes.



The 42nd Durban International Film festival will take place in Durban, South Africa from 22 July-1 August 2021. The mission of DIFF is to develop and deliver a sustainable world-class film festival, which engages stakeholders and achieves critical acclaim by presenting a unique program that inspires, challenges and entertains an increasingly broad and diverse audience. The festival aims to offer a platform for content that is unavailable through mainstream cinema to both local and international audiences. Awards & Prizes between CA$ 1,000 and 5,000.

2021 edition of the Festival will be presented both online and as a live event; the latter being subject to Covid-19 protocols. This hybrid festival will provide a meeting ground for networking and engaging in a vibrant live festival environment while the online event will continue to capitalize on the newly established gains from 2020.


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890


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