For the first time in its history the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF), which runs from 16 to 26 July, appears on iTunes where audiences will be able to enjoy films that complement the official selection this year. Staying within DIFF’s areas of focus, the films which fans can enjoy include Palme d’Or winners such as Marty, or experience the musical frenzy that is the Director’s Cut of Woodstock.
iTunes has a history of working with film festivals around the world such as Cannes, Tribeca, Toronto Film Festival and more and DIFF will now also have a presence on the store.
“Many people are unable to get to DIFF, or simply do not have the time to see all the titles on offer at the festival so we are pleased that for the first time, we are building this special area on iTunes for people to access great films associated with DIFF.” says Pedro Pimenta, director of DIFF.
The festival also features the Wavescape Surf Film Festival as well as important industry initiatives including a programme of seminars and workshops with notable industry figures, the 8th Talents Durban (in cooperation with the Berlinale Talents) and the 6th Durban FilmMart co-production market (in partnership with the Durban Film Office).
The full festival programme can be found on the DIFF website.
Source: Balancingact Africa, July 21st, 2015