The Durban International Film Festival has invited film-makers to submit their work for consideration to be screened as part of the festival, which also runs a talent campus and film mart.

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The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) has invited film-makers to submit their entries for its 34th edition, running from 18 to 28 July 2013.

DIFF, the largest film festival in southern Africa, has more than 250 screenings of cutting-edge cinema from around the world, with a special focus on films from South Africa and Africa. There is also a competition component to the festival. In addition, it holds screenings in townships where there are no cinemas. It considers for screening, films completed in 2012 and 2013, and there is no charge for entry.

All submissions must be entered via the Eventival online system. Entrants must create a visitor account to make a submission. The deadline for all entries, including receipt of samples, is 15 March 2013 for short films and documentaries, and 5 April for fiction feature films.

The extensive seminar and workshop programme during the festival, which features local and international film-makers and industry professionals, includes the sixth Talent Campus Durban (19 to 23 July) in co-operation with Berlinale Talent Campus, and the fourth Durban FilmMart (19 to 22 July) in partnership with Durban Film Office.

The festival is supported by the National Film and Video Foundation, the KwaZulu-Natal department of economic development and tourism, the City of Durban and other funders and partners. For more information visit the Durban International Film Festival website or email diff@ukzn.ac.za.