Our valued sponsors are the KZN Film Commission, National Film and Video Foundation, National Arts Council and the Department of Sports Arts and Culture.

The DIFF would not be possible without support from our valued partners: 48hr Film Festival, AFDA, African Film Consortium, Amnesty International Durban, Argo, Artist Protection Fund, Canex, Durban Film Mart, FPB, KCAP, KZNSA Gallery, Nelson Mandela Children’s Film Festival, San Francisco Black Film Festival, Short Film Conference, STEPS, SWIFT, The African Film Consortium, The School for the Creative Economy, UKZN Digital Arts, Visual Network SA, and Writers Guild SA.