Film fest a big success

The 29th Durban International Film Festival attracted impressive audiences over all 12 days of the event, said event organisers.

The 29th Durban International Film Festival attracted impressive audiences over all 12 days of the event, said event organisers.

The festival ended on Sunday and open seminars and workshops also registered good attendance, indicating the heightened interest in film-making processes in KwaZulu-Natal.

The programmes included participation by film-makers attending the festival, as well as sessions hosted by the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) on a range of industry focus areas.

A total of 19 festival films were honoured. The Best Film prize, which carried a cash prize of R30000, went to Foster Child (Philippines), directed by Brillante Mendoza.

The Best South African Film award went to Triomf, directed by Michael Raeburn. - Sowetan

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