This year marks the 42nd edition of South Africa’s longest-running film festival, the Durban International Film Festival. For the second year running the festival is taking place virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Durban International Film festival is a global showcase with a focus on films from the continent.

Organisers say they’ve had a successful run, boasting a programme of close to 140 productions.

Dr Ismail Mahomed, Director of the Centre for Creative Arts says, “We’ve been incredibly fortunate this year that we’ve had an increase in the number of people watching the Durban film festival.”

“We have had a very successful festival last year and this year our numbers have also grown and part of that is largely due to the awareness that was created by our brand and communications manager Marilyn who’s incredibly connected with the film sector but also with audiences the other is just a range of films that have attracted the audience and kept them engaged throughout the festival.”