Urucu Media's hugely anticipated drama Necktie Youth walked away with top honours at the Durban International Film Festival, winning both the best South African feature award and the international jury award for best director for director Sibs Shongwe-La Mer.
The Endless River, the third film by award-winning South African director, Oliver Hermanus, made history when it was selected as the first ever South African film to compete for the top prize “The Golden Lion” award at the Venice International Film Festival.
The Durban International Film Festival announced its award-winners on July 26 at the closing ceremony of the festival’s 36th edition
At this years Durban Filmmart, part of the Durban International Film Festival, a new joint initiative was announced between UK-based documentary organisation, BRITDOC and the East African documentary film funder, Docubox.
South Africa is currently in the process of signing a co-production treaty with Brazil, a lengthy process which commenced five years ago. On 20 July, in light of the impending agreement, South Africa’s NFVF and Ancine – the Brazilian National Cinema Agency – presented a panel discussion titled ‘Co-Producing with Brazil’ at the 6th Durban FilmMart.