It’s all systems go ahead of the 37th instalment of the Durban International Film Festival.
Event organisers officially launched the festival at the Maharani Hotel on the Durban beachfront this morning.
Head of the Durban Film Office, Toni Monty, says the event will showcase a series of films and documentaries that will not be shown anywhere else.
”We are so excited, this year we had to bring the entire programme a month earlier because normally Durban International Film Festival takes place in July.
”We are ready to go, the programme is set, the industry programme is set, the screening programme is set, our guest have all been confirmed and it’s going to be a fabulous edition of the festival in the market this year,” she said.
The festival, described as the leading film event in Africa, runs from June 16 to June 26.
The first film to be shown is ‘Journey Man’.
The programme includes more than 90 short films, the majority of which are African and South African.