#DGLFF2017 news & announcements Festival news, announcements and important information about the 2017 Festival. URGENT NOTICE - FESTIVAL POSTPONED: PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 2017-08-25 DGLFF POSTPONES FESTIVAL TO 28 SEPTEMBER 2017  WHILST 'INXEBA'('THE WOUND') TO SCREEN AS PLANNED Due to last minute technical issues raised by the Film & Publications Board (FPB) about the broader programme, only the South African feature film 'INXEBA' ('THE WOUND') will go ahead to screened as scheduled. As the film has already received a 16 SL classification, it has been allowed exhibition. However the rest of the programme will be postponed to start 28 September 2017, in order to bring films in compliance with FPB regulations. "It is with great regret that I have to announce the postponement of the DGLFF programme for a month so as to comply with technical issues raised only this week by the FPB. Previously we had sincerely not been made aware of certain technical requirements, and on learning what was needed, I ensured very quickly that the FPB was provided with what they needed. Unfortunately timing is an issue with the process and this led to a mutual decision that in order for the Festival to be fully in alignment with FPB requirements, we should postpone to achieve this". 'INXEBA' will proceed with scheduled screenings at 8pm on Friday 25 August at the Waterfront Hotel, Point, with an additional screening at 8pm on Saturday 26 August, and then Thursday 31 August 2017 at 8pm at Tina's Hotel in Kloof. The community screening of the film on Saturday 2 September at 12pm will be in a venue as yet to be confirmed. The critically acclaimed and award winning 'INXEBA' stars musician and novelist Nakhane Touré as Xolani, a lonely factory worker who joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. Amidst sporadic calls for boycott, and some reports of threats to cast members, Fiddler is pragmatic: "The country is still very naive when it comes to our rights to freedom of expression, of protection against discrimination. The Constitution is there for a very good reason: to work against hegemony, hatred and homophobia. Whilst I'm deeply concerned that the intolerance and aggression displayed by some is very real, I also expect that many detractors haven't actually seen this powerful piece of cinema. We must have the space to express our creativity, artistry and views frankly and without intimidation." "The programme will remain largely intact and we simply commence from the end of September" assures Fiddler. The revised DGLFF programme will be available online within the coming week and all screening information relating to 'INXEBA' can found at the Festival website www.dglff.org.za ...END/ FESTIVAL NOTICE (07 August 2017) Festival Programme now available for PDF download: FESTIVAL NOTICE (04 August 2017) Festival ticket sales now open -- bookings@dglff.org.za  PRESS RELEASE (25 July 2017) Multi-award winning INXEBA (The Wound) to open 7th annual Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Since premiering at the iconic Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, ‘Inxeba’ (known internationally as ‘The Wound’) has accumulated a string of award pearls that would have made Granny Lee proud. It is a truly ground-breaking new South African queer feature film, which explores tradition and masculinity, and the clash between age-old rituals and modernity. Described by Variety magazine as “a milestone in South African cinema”, the film stars musician and novelist Nakhane Touré as Xolani, a lonely factory worker who joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini), a defiant initiate from the city, discovers his mentor’s secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel. ‘Inxeba’ had its African premiere in competition at the Durban International Film Festival in July, screening at The Playhouse in Durban, where after it scooped awards for both Best Director for John Trengrove and Best Actor for Nakhane Touré. “From the very beginning, the process of making Inxeba was characterized by intense collaboration and risk taking. This film demanded everything from those who came on board”, says director John Trengrove. “I am so grateful to the incredible cast and crew who put their faith and trust in this journey. This film is a testament to their efforts. I want to dedicate this award to the silent and faceless queers throughout the African continent who face insurmountable obstacles every day in a struggle for identity and dignity”. Securing the film for Opening Night at the 7th annual Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (DGLFF) for the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community audience, festival director Jason Fiddler couldn't be prouder or happier: "I've known about 'Inxeba' as a project since the 2014 Durban Film Mart, when producer Elias Ribeiro of Urucu Media was pitching it as a project for financing. I told him there and then I wanted it for DGLFF one day. Our audiences deserved to see a great locally made film that spoke to their own experiences, that shared their own stories. Elias' earlier gay short films had been included in previous DGLFFs, so I knew that he would be keen to maintain that relationship. I just never anticipated what an insanely huge deal this would be!" At the 41st Frameline, San Francisco’s international film festival, held from 15 to 25 June and where 147 films were screened, ‘Inxeba’ won the First Feature Award. Shortly before that, it was awarded the prize for Best Feature Film at the 32nd Lovers Film Festival, an LGBTQI festival held in Turin, Italy from 15 to 20 June. It won the Best Film Award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival in July. At Cinema Jove, the Valencia International Film Festival, held in Spain from 23 June to 1 July, ‘Inxeba’ was awarded the Luna de Valencia for Best Feature Film, as well as the Best Actor Award for Nakhane Touré. At one of the world's longest-running film festivals, the Sydney Film Festival, held from 7 to 18 June, ‘Inxeba’ won the Audience Award for Best Feature, with ScreenDaily describing it as “a measured consideration of class, race, self-loathing and self-assertion”. #DGLFF2017 opens Friday 25 August at the Waterfront Hotel & Spa, Point, Durban at 8pm preceded by a cocktail function sponsored by Amazing Thailand. Cast member Niza Jay Ncoyini will be attending and the following day (Saturday 26 August) director John Trengove will visit for a Q&A. The Festival closes 3 September.
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#DGLFF2017 news & announcements Festival news, announcements and important information about the 2017 Festival. URGENT NOTICE - FESTIVAL POSTPONED: PRESS RELEASE For immediate release 2017-08-25 DGLFF POSTPONES FESTIVAL TO 28 SEPTEMBER 2017  WHILST 'INXEBA'('THE WOUND') TO SCREEN AS PLANNED Due to last minute technical issues raised by the Film & Publications Board (FPB) about the broader programme, only the South African feature film 'INXEBA' ('THE WOUND') will go ahead to screened as scheduled. As the film has already received a 16 SL classification, it has been allowed exhibition. However the rest of the programme will be postponed to start 28 September 2017, in order to bring films in compliance with FPB regulations. "It is with great regret that I have to announce the postponement of the DGLFF programme for a month so as to comply with technical issues raised only this week by the FPB. Previously we had sincerely not been made aware of certain technical requirements, and on learning what was needed, I ensured very quickly that the FPB was provided with what they needed. Unfortunately timing is an issue with the process and this led to a mutual decision that in order for the Festival to be fully in alignment with FPB requirements, we should postpone to achieve this". 'INXEBA' will proceed with scheduled screenings at 8pm on Friday 25 August at the Waterfront Hotel, Point, with an additional screening at 8pm on Saturday 26 August, and then Thursday 31 August 2017 at 8pm at Tina's Hotel in Kloof. The community screening of the film on Saturday 2 September at 12pm will be in a venue as yet to be confirmed. The critically acclaimed and award winning 'INXEBA' stars musician and novelist Nakhane Touré as Xolani, a lonely factory worker who joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. Amidst sporadic calls for boycott, and some reports of threats to cast members, Fiddler is pragmatic: "The country is still very naive when it comes to our rights to freedom of expression, of protection against discrimination. The Constitution is there for a very good reason: to work against hegemony, hatred and homophobia. Whilst I'm deeply concerned that the intolerance and aggression displayed by some is very real, I also expect that many detractors haven't actually seen this powerful piece of cinema. We must have the space to express our creativity, artistry and views frankly and without intimidation." "The programme will remain largely intact and we simply commence from the end of September" assures Fiddler. The revised DGLFF programme will be available online within the coming week and all screening information relating to 'INXEBA' can found at the Festival website www.dglff.org.za ...END/ FESTIVAL NOTICE (07 August 2017) Festival Programme now available for PDF download: FESTIVAL NOTICE (04 August 2017) Festival ticket sales now open -- bookings@dglff.org.za  PRESS RELEASE (25 July 2017) Multi-award winning INXEBA (The Wound) to open 7th annual Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival Since premiering at the iconic Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, ‘Inxeba’ (known internationally as ‘The Wound’) has accumulated a string of award pearls that would have made Granny Lee proud. It is a truly ground-breaking new South African queer feature film, which explores tradition and masculinity, and the clash between age-old rituals and modernity. Described by Variety magazine as “a milestone in South African cinema”, the film stars musician and novelist Nakhane Touré as Xolani, a lonely factory worker who joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood. When Kwanda (Niza Jay Ncoyini), a defiant initiate from the city, discovers his mentor’s secret, Xolani's entire existence begins to unravel. ‘Inxeba’ had its African premiere in competition at the Durban International Film Festival in July, screening at The Playhouse in Durban, where after it scooped awards for both Best Director for John Trengrove and Best Actor for Nakhane Touré. “From the very beginning, the process of making Inxeba was characterized by intense collaboration and risk taking. This film demanded everything from those who came on board”, says director John Trengrove. “I am so grateful to the incredible cast and crew who put their faith and trust in this journey. This film is a testament to their efforts. I want to dedicate this award to the silent and faceless queers throughout the African continent who face insurmountable obstacles every day in a struggle for identity and dignity”. Securing the film for Opening Night at the 7th annual Durban Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (DGLFF) for the city's lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) community audience, festival director Jason Fiddler couldn't be prouder or happier: "I've known about 'Inxeba' as a project since the 2014 Durban Film Mart, when producer Elias Ribeiro of Urucu Media was pitching it as a project for financing. I told him there and then I wanted it for DGLFF one day. Our audiences deserved to see a great locally made film that spoke to their own experiences, that shared their own stories. Elias' earlier gay short films had been included in previous DGLFFs, so I knew that he would be keen to maintain that relationship. I just never anticipated what an insanely huge deal this would be!" At the 41st Frameline, San Francisco’s international film festival, held from 15 to 25 June and where 147 films were screened, ‘Inxeba’ won the First Feature Award. Shortly before that, it was awarded the prize for Best Feature Film at the 32nd Lovers Film Festival, an LGBTQI festival held in Turin, Italy from 15 to 20 June. It won the Best Film Award in the International New Talent Competition, at the Taipei Film Festival in July. At Cinema Jove, the Valencia International Film Festival, held in Spain from 23 June to 1 July, ‘Inxeba’ was awarded the Luna de Valencia for Best Feature Film, as well as the Best Actor Award for Nakhane Touré. At one of the world's longest-running film festivals, the Sydney Film Festival, held from 7 to 18 June, ‘Inxeba’ won the Audience Award for Best Feature, with ScreenDaily describing it as “a measured consideration of class, race, self-loathing and self-assertion”. #DGLFF2017 opens Friday 25 August at the Waterfront Hotel & Spa, Point, Durban at 8pm preceded by a cocktail function sponsored by Amazing Thailand. Cast member Niza Jay Ncoyini will be attending and the following day (Saturday 26 August) director John Trengove will visit for a Q&A. The Festival closes 3 September.
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