WATCH: The ten riveting documentaries at #DIFF
5 June 2019
Durban - The Durban International Film Festival has announced the ground-breaking and challenging documentaries to be screened at the festival's 40th anniversary edition.
Ten insightful and impactful documentaries have been selected and will be eligible for Best Documentary and Best South African Documentary prizes. The winner of the best Documentary will automatically qualify for consideration for nomination for an Academy Award.
“We are really excited about the calibre of films in our documentary competition this year,” says DIFF Manager, Chipo Zhou. “We had over 950 documentary submissions, covering a broad range of themes and topics. This year’s competition selection, interestingly are mostly focussed on individual journeys, many around young people having to navigate intensely disrupted and relentlessly painful spaces, as well as the issues that gender, race and culture present in this ever-changing, and often alien world. We look forward to sharing these films, and providing some stimulating food for thought and discussions with filmmakers.”