Nse Ikpe-Etim, Nigerian actress, and filmmaker, Mahmood Ali-Balogun, will serve as jurors for the 2018 Durban International Film Festival (DIFF).


The ‘Devil in the Detail’ actress is listed as a juror in the fiction category.

Nse Ikpe-Etim Nigerian is an award-winning actress who DIFF audiences will remember from her role in Meg Rickards’ film ‘Tess’.

The other jurors for that category include Bongiwe Selane, award-winning South African producer and British-Nigerian actor, Hakeem Kae Kazim, who has gained international acclaim for his performance in the Oscar-nominated film Hotel Rwanda.


Mahmood Ali-Balogun, Nigerian filmmaker famous for directing ‘Tango With Me’, will also be serving as a juror in the documentary film category.

Alongside Ali-Balogun in the documentary film category, are South Africa’s Uzanenkosi, Nakai Matema, a veteran Zimbabwean producer, and Dorothee Wenner, a Berlin-based freelance filmmaker, writer and curator.

The Shorts jury includes Alicia Price, head of the film department at SAE Cape Town and Leon Van Der Merwe, a founding member, chief operating officer, board member and director of the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF).


The 39th Durban International Film Festival will take place from July 19 to July 29.


Tatu, a movie by Don Omope which features Toyin Abraham and Chris Attoh, will be screening at the festival.

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