The 39th Durban International Film Festival (Diff) celebrates an Oscars achievement for its 40th anniversary next year. From this year on, the best international documentary and the best South African documentary from the festival will automatically qualify for consideration at the Oscars. So the winning documentaries from 2018 will be in line for the 91st Academy Awards. Diff 2018 runs at various venues in Durban from July 19 to 29. With SA hosting the Brazil, Russia India, China and SA (Brics) summit from July 25 to 27, the Brics International Film Festival will run as part of the festival from July 22 to 27. It is supported by the Department of Arts and Culture and in partnership with the National Film and Video Foundation. Running from July 20 to 23 in conjunction with Diff is the ninth Durban Film Mart (DFM), the Durban Film Office’s film industry market platform and developmental and economic arm, which attracts an extensive global network for African film makers. DFM has appo...

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