Opening Film Of DIFF Censored

By now you should know that the opening film of the 34th Durban International Film Festival, Of Good Report, has not been given classification by the Film and Publications Board and is not allowed to be shown on South African soil. Bob Perfect was at the opening and gives his account and opinion on what happened.   Photo by Russell Grant Last night I watched history unfold before my eyes. Not the kind of history... Read More

DIY Does DIFF, Again

Yup, it’s a sequel. We’re bringing you daily coverage of DIFF this week. Aren’t we nice? Today, Bob Perfect reviews This Is Not A Film, Russell Grant covers the Wavescape selections: Rebel Sessions and The Art Of Flight, and we welcome a guest writer, Jason Duvenage, who caught Beware of Mr Baker and Tyrannosaur over the weekend.   This Is Not A Film reviewed by Bob Perfect   After the last two days of being inspired,... Read More


At yesterday’s DIFF screenings, Luke Smith was made to ask questions after watching Faust and Bob Perfect was inspired by the human spirit thanks to The African Cypher and United States of Africa.   Faust reviewed by Luke Smith Loitering outside the cinema while watching the bemused and bleary-eyed walk past I got the opportunity to test out my opinions/theories on what I had just seen. An elderly couple approached the group I was apart... Read More

Fluffy White Bunnies #23 – DIY Does DIFF

Come on, who can resist canapes? Check out more of Alastair’s work on his website  Read More

That’s Just Like, Your Opinion: Film Fetish

We hit up Working Class’s Film Fetish exhibition at The Upstairs and asked people what they thought about cult films, the work on display and DIFF.     It seems everybody has a different definition for what makes a cult film and most of them need to take a closer look at the DIFF programme. Here’s what five completely random people (promise) had to say.   ST(E)AK, 35, Social Observer   DIY: Which are your favourite... Read More

Wavescape at DIFF

The Durban International Film Fest is breathing down our necks and since Durban is very much a surf city, there’s a good chance many of you will be hitting the Wavescape part of the festival. Check out what you have to look forward to this year.   DIFF starts in just over a week and one of the highlights every year is the Wavescape Surf Film Festival. A collection of (mostly) surf cinema screened from the 21st of July until the 27th of... Read More

DIFF is nearly here…

The Durban International Film Fest is nearly upon us and Durban, you are in for a treat. The DIY team hit up the media briefing this morning and got to see and hear about a couple of the films that’ll be on offer. Trust us, it’s shaping up to be an awesome 10 days of film. To say we’re excited for the Durban International Film Festival is a gross understatement. After this morning’s media briefing, I can’t wait for the 19th of July... Read More

Elelwani To Open DIFF

The Durban International Film Festival, South Africa’s oldest and largest film festival, will be opening in less than a month. It’s pretty much the coolest two weeks of the year, every year. With over 250 films from all over the world, across all genres, it’s every movie-goers dream right on our doorstep. Recently it was announced that Elelwani, the first ever Venda feature film, would be opening the festival.   Elelwani is... Read More