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South Africa Day Tribute To Winnie At ZIFF 2018

The Zanzibar International Film Festival, taking place in Stone Town Zanzibar from July 7th – 15th, in collaboration with the South African High Commission in Tanzania, is proud to present a tribute to Winnie Mandela as the culmination of South Africa Day, taking place on July 15th 2018.

South African films will be screened throughout the day, leading up to an evening of special screenings including that of the multi-awarded documentary, Winnie, sponsored by RE/MAX Omela.

James Prevost – RE/MAX Omela explains their support, “We are proud as REMAX Omela to be part of the screening of “Winnie.” Mama Winnie Mandela was a South African struggle icon and powerful woman.  Our sponsorship is founded on the belief that everyone should know the story of the heroine and the sacrifices she made for the liberation and freedom of her country.  We can’t think of any better way to express our corporate social responsibility than to share a film that displays the selfless actions of a woman that resulted in a free democratic country.”  Amandla!

There is a long and proud history of friendship and collaboration between Tanzania and South Africa’s liberation movement and current government, and by hosting South Africa Day, in, ZIFF will honour this history.

The South African High Commissioner to Tanzania, H.E. Thami Mseleku, will be in attendance along with other dignitaries from the Zanzibar government and has this to say of the event, “The South African government is in full support of the screening of “Winnie” at ZIFF 2018. We looking forward to having more South African film in Zanzibar to create a platform for education, dialogue, and discussion.  We also would like to extend an invitation to Zanzibar to attend our Durban Film Festival (South Africa) in an effort to exchange ideas and depict our shared liberation history. It is the pleasure of the South Africa High Commission to be apart of this cultural exchange and we commend your continued drive to have an avenue to tell our African stories in Film.  ZIFF can count on our support in future festival dates.”

The ZIFF Chairman, the Hon. Mahmoud Kombo alongside the SA High Commissioner will introduce the much lauded documentary Winnie, after a series of live performances featuring South African traditional music and dance.

The film Winnie, directed by Pascale Lamche, has won awards across the globe and with the recent passing of Winnie Madikizela Mandela, the film’s relevance is stronger than ever. Following this screening, the film “Laugh Out Loud with President Mandela” will be screened and introduced by Firdoze Bulbulia and Faith Isiakpere.

Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo expressed his view on the importance of this event, “ZIFF has always celebrated and given importance to liberation movements, and the struggle for freedom that South Africa has embodied through historical figures like Nelson and Winnie Mandela. ZIFF 2018’s theme about speaking out for truth, freedom, and justice finds in the South Africa Day its best fulfilment and a wonderful way to close the 2018 edition of the Festival “

South Africa Day at ZIFF on July 15th will be the closing day of the festival that will have seen 9 days of film screenings, workshops, concerts, and special events. The evening will conclude with the customary lowering of the Dhow sail, the symbol of ZIFF by the Honorable Chairman of ZIFF Mahmoud Kombo.

For more information and to purchase tickers for ZIFF, please visit www.ziff.or.tz or contact Daniel Nyalusi daniel.nyalusi@ziff.or.tz +255754940094

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Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation Film Award (EZMA) At Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), July 2018

The board of the Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation is delighted to announce the third award for the best film made by a Zanzibari up and coming filmmakers during The Zanzibar International Film festival (ZIFF), July 2018.

The theme this year will be Zanzibari Production and this award will focus on fictional films. The award comprises $1000, a trophy, framed certificate and a post-award celebration hosted by Emerson Spice Hotel. Our esteemed team of judges will be assessing films submitted through ZIFF. The worthy recipient will be honoured at ZIFF grand Award Ceremony on the Amphitheater in the Old Fort.

The Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation is a leading organisation honoring local film artists and the poet laureate, Mzee Haji Gora. The award is an important part of the on going legacy of the visionary Emerson Skeens, who co-founded the Zanzibar International Film Festival and Sauti za Busara music festival. He also co-established the Dhow Country Music Academy. Emerson also created the world famous boutique hotels, Emerson Spice and Emerson on Hurumzi.

The mission of the Emerson’s Zanzibar film Award is to recognize the unique and significant nature of the local film talent, which has emerged from the cosmopolitan island of Zanzibar. The award aims to inspire and promote Zanzibari film artists, who are pursuing their artistic vision in the archipelago, as well as promoting the culture and history of Zanzibar.

It is exciting to see the impact that the Emerson’s Zanzibar Film Award has had on the recipients ’professional lives and what they used the award money for. Salum Stika, the first recipient for his short film, Daladala went on to direct Binti Zanzibar, a Kiswahili feature film, which scooped four trophies, and 4,000,000 TSH from Azam TV Sinema Zetu Award. In an interview he gave on Zaima Television, Stika mentioned the Foundation huge influence on his success

Mbarouk Mussa, a forester and the second recipient for his inspiring documentary about Kokota island in Pemba has used the award to increase awareness of the important work he is doing on the island. Mbarouk was nominated for the prestigious BBC Outlook Inspiration Award:  www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p066pr27.

The award will continue to help talented Zanzibaris gain more recognition and the opportunities they need and deserve.

Additionally, The Emerson Foundation will present a Master Class for practising professionals and ‘’amateurs’’ alike within the creative sector, producers of creative/intellectual knowledge/property, cinematographers, editors, writers etc.

The goal of the class is to help practitioners protect and manage their creative/intellectual property rights, and therefore recognise their value for the growth of their business. The workshop will provide an overview of the copy right law and will draw on the participants’ experiences within the creative sector.

Co-ordinator: Said el-Gheithy, Chairperson, Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation

Consultant: Salum Stika, Zanzibar Association of Film Artists

Facilitator (s): Ms Mtumwa Ameir, Executive Director of the Copy Right Society, Zanzibar

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Trace Mziki Presents Music & Performing Arts Line-up At ZIFF 2018 – Announce Short List Of Nominated Videos

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), and East Africa’s No: 1 music video channel TRACE Mziki, has today announced an exciting line up of events at the Music and Performing Arts (MPA) programme for this year’s ZIFF that marks the 21st year of East Africa’s largest film festival.

Building on the success of the 2017 edition of the East African Music Video that was ultimately taken home by Eddy Kenzo of Uganda, the 2018 edition of the awards has heated up –with the competition winner to be announced at ZIFF on July 14th.

A short list of 20 nominees is listed below, which will be narrowed down to 3 before the ultimate winner is announced at ZIFF on the Awards Night, July 14th 2018.

To celebrate these awards and the best in East African music talent, TRACE MZIKI & ZIFF, in partnership with Kilimanjaro and Jack Daniels are excited to announce a hot line-up of live music and performances taking place at ZIFF from July 7th – 15th.

The exciting line-up includes Darasa Classic – a leading Hip Hop artist in TZ and indeed East Africa, who will be launching his two new studio tracks, performing them for the first time at ZIFF. This promises to be a powerful and emotional performance as the track pays tribute to his daughter.

Also in the line-up of events is East Africa’s King Empire record label that will field their wide array of artists including Aslay, Shetta, Rubi, and the Maffick just to mention a few. The 9 day event will also be graced by East Africa’s finest decks man DJ Ricky Mfalme who lit up Zanzibar Hennessy after party last year. He will be playing each night to support the main acts from the opening to closing of ZIFF and will be supported by Zanzibar’s eclectic DJ Cartel.

TRACE Mziki and ZIFF will also host the African premiere of the Broadway show – direct from New York City. This will be a first in Zanzibar and the region. Lady Tousaint has partnered with local production company Pili Pili Entertainment and managed to secure the multiple award winning actor, director and producer Gabo Zigamba in the cast. Gabo won the Action and Choice awards 2003/2004 and also ZIFF award for best male actor in 2015/2016 just to mention a few. He hails from Tanga Tanzania.

Also joining this amazing list of entertainers is the TRACE MUSIC STAR Africa Winner – Mayunga Nalimi winner of the inaugural Airtel Trace Music Star star search competition. Following his win, he was given a chance of a mentorship with Akon, leading up to the duo doing a collaboration that garnered an amazing 1.1M views on Youtube.

The live performances at ZIFF will take place every night after the main film screenings at the Old Fort in Stone Town Zanzibar. Music is scheduled to start nightly from 10:00pm and tickets information and costing can be found at www.ziff.or.tz.

Short List of Nominated Videos: East African Music Video Award

Vinka & Voltage Music – Overdose

Jose Chameleone – Champion

Radio & Weasel Feat. B2C – Gutamiiza

Winnie Nwagi – Oli Kirabo

Dazlah – My Love

Rosa Feat Naiboi – Inside

Nameless Voloyoom

Gilad – One Wish

Nawekeza – Mayunga

Nu York “Da Style” & Eddy Kenzo – Twende Sasa

Barnaba Classic – Tunafanana

Lameck Ditto Nabembea

Bebe Cool – Want it

Angel Bernard – Siteketei

Matonya – Kiherehere

Bright Feat Nandy – Umebadilika

Bright – Sina

Christian Bella – Si Ulisema

Christian Bella – Pambe

Slim prince & Winnie Nwagi – Fire Dancer

 

 

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ZIFF Announces Opening Night Film

Every year the Zanzibar International Film Festival bestows the honour of the Opening Night film on a new and noteworthy African film, and this year is no different. ZIFF is proud to announce that for Opening Night 2018, the festival will present the World Premiere of the Tanzanian film Bahasha.

The origins of Bahasha can be traced to the premiere screening of Media for Development International’s (MFDI) popular TV series, Siri ya Mtungi, on the eve of December 2, 2014. Following that screening, the Swiss Ambassador for Tanzania at the time, Olivier Chave, impressed by the series challenged MFDI to develop a film that confronted the issue of corruption, considered one of the most serious underlying challenge facing social and economic development of Tanzania.

This exchange led to the Embassies of Switzerland and the Netherlands providing seed funding for MFDI to develop the script for a feature film that would help to encourage social dialogue around the theme of corruption. To make the project inclusive, MFDI created a number of partnerships with Tanzania’s major anti-corruption stakeholders from government, civil society and the private sector.

The key partner in this project was the Prevention and Combating of Corruption Bureau (PCCB).

With generous support from the Swiss Development Corporation and The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, BAHASHA was filmed on location in and around Arusha, during November and December 2017.

The film was the directed by Jordan Riber and featured some of Tanzania’s most talented actors including Ayoub Bombwe, Godliver Gordian, Omary Mrisho and Catherine Credo.

“I am very excited and honored that Bahasha has been selected as the opening film for one of Africa’s most important film festivals. I am proud to be a part of the Tanzanian film industry at such an exciting time. The talent of Tanzanian actors and film crew has been so well showcased over the last few years, and I see a bright future in filmmaking for Tanzania. Ayoub, Godliver, Catherine and Omary are all world-class actors and their work in Bahasha is something that will no doubt make Tanzania proud.”

Bahasha is the story of an elected public official who betrays his family, friends and community when he takes an easy bribe. He learns the hard way and must now find the road to redemption.

With the theme of ZIFF 2018 being Speak Up and Be Heard, there could not be a better film to open the festival with in order to inspire and encourage constructive and open dialogue.

ZIFF 2018 will take place from July 7th – 15th 2018 in venues in and around Stone Town. A full schedule and film information can be found at www.ziff.or.tz.

Film screenings are free for local residents, all others can book and pay online for Festival and music passes here: www.ziff.or.tz/festival-pass2018

Also follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/ZanzibarInternationalFilmFestival and Twitter @ZIFF_Zanzibar

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Kenya Film Commission Supports “Supa Modo” At Ziff

The Zanzibar International Film Festival, taking place in Stone Town Zanzibar from July 7th – 15th, with generous support from the Kenya Film Commission, is proud to announce the screening of the inspiring and beautiful new Kenyan film, Supa Modo.

The film which had its much acclaimed world premiere at Berlinale in February, has been heralded as a stunning debut for director Likarion Wainaina and its young cast.

Acquired by Rushlake Media, the film was produced by Ginger Ink Films Africa in partnership with One Fine Day Films (OFDF). OFDF has released other award-winning African films including Kati Kati and Nairobi Half Life. It was at the One Fine Day Films BrainRoom – a two-week masterclass that allows writers to pitch and develop their ideas – where Wainaina’s story idea for Supa Modo was pitched and selected for production.

The Kenya Film Commission will be hosting the screening of the film on Wednesday July 11th at ZIFF’s main venue of the Old Fort Ampitheatre with various members of the cast and production team in attendance.

The screening of the film will also be attended by dozens of high profile international film and TV industry professionals as it will form part of the official opening event for DISCOP Zanzibar. DISCOP Zanzibar, in its inaugural year, will be taking place from July 11th – 13th in partnership with ZIFF, creating East Africa’s largest and most important film and TV content gathering.

As supporters of this regional industry, The Kenya Film Commission has come on board to support this important screening and to take part in both ZIFF and DISCOP Zanzibar.

Kenya Film Commission Ag. CEO, Mr. Timothy Owase had this to say of the importance of the film’s screening at ZIFF. This is part of our commitment to support local film makers, we are pleased to premiere Supa Modo outside Kenya and ZIFF provides a better platform for this purpose. We laud the organizers for consideration to screen Supa Modo and reaffirm our commitment to continue supporting Kenyan film makers and exporting local content.

“Supa Modo” tells the inspiring story of a young girl whose dream of becoming a superhero is threatened by terminal illness, inspiring her village to rally together to make her dream come true. It stars newcomer Stycie Waweru in the lead role, alongside a host of veteran Kenyan thesps, including Maryanne Nungo and Nyawara Ndambia.

In a statement, Rushlake’s Philipp Hoffmann described the genre-bending “Supa Modo” as “truly unique.” “It’s all at once a film with a strong female lead, a superhero film, a film about grief and dying, and about community and people coming together,” he said. “I immediately saw great potential for a touching story that attests to beautiful, universal human values and appeals to both young and grown-up audiences.”

ZIFF Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo has this to say of the film and its selection for ZIFF,

“Supa Modo once again shows just how important and professional Kenya film industry has become. It’s a film that will resonate strongly with ZIFF audiences, for locals especially as a Swahili movie, and universally, at it touches people with heart and deep meaning.”

Supa Modo is just one of the amazing films from the region that will be featured at this year’s ZIFF. For a full line-up and schedule of films please go to www.ziff.or.tz

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Zanzibar TV Series: Official Competition Announced

  

The Africa Channel, proud sponsors of the inaugural ZANZIBAR TV SERIES FESTIVAL and The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), are excited to announce the 20 official titles entered into competition for the award for Best TV Series at ZIFF 2018.

The new categories of best TV and best Web Series were announced last year by ZIFF as part of its partnership with Africa’s largest content markets, DISCOP that will see some of Africa and the world’s best known content producers and distributors on hand for DISCOP Zanzibar, from the 11th – 13th during ZIFF which is taking place from July 7th – 15th.

Within ZIFF, the three days of TV Series screenings, presented by The Africa Channel, will be the official showcase for TV shows selected in competition for ZIFF. The selection team at ZIFF was overwhelmed with the response in this the first year of the competition, with dozens of TV shows being submitted from across Africa.

ZIFF Festival Director, Fabrizio Colombo elaborates, “We are proud at ZIFF to have formally opened up competition to TV and WEB SERIES and we would like to thank The Africa Channel for allowing us to start in this  great way in 2018. More and more in the film industry, and not only in Africa, it is said the television is the future of cinema. We want to acknowledge this dynamic space and its role in the development in the African entertainment landscape.  Moreover, the quality of the storytelling and production in many of these TV series is an example of just how much cinema has influenced TV production. From this synergy, the African film industry has the possibility to grow, develop, and travel outside the boundaries of the continent. ZIFF will aim  to be at the center of this development and for TV and film producers.”

Two days of competition screenings selected by the ZIFF Festival will screen from the 12th and 13th of July, and will be followed by a showcase day of screenings on the 14th where platforms such as The Africa Channel will premier some of their most exciting  African-influenced content developed for the global marketplace. These include projects THE BANK, developed with Emmy nominated producers Rebecca and Doug Henning and Matt Luetwyler; WORLD WIDE NATE, an extreme  adventure show; and MINJIBA ENTERTAINS, a food and lifestyle show.

Open to the public as well as industry guests, The ZANZIBAR TV SERIES FESTIVAL presented by The Africa Channel will celebrate excellence. The event strives to create a stage on which the foremost creators in the world of TV series come together, where tomorrow’s talents are showcased and a prestigious international competition for a wide range of genres and for series of all shapes and forms is presented.

To further support this exciting event, The Africa Channel will also be presenting a panel discussion at DISCOP Zanzibar targeted specifically at independent TV / content producers looking to sell their material internationally. The panel will cover topics including: creating for international markets, co-productions for independents, thinking beyond Pan African, and connecting Africa to the world. More details of the panel will be available at www.discop.com

The Africa Channel’s Narendra Reddy, Ececutive Vice President & General Manager, explains,

“Through our TAC Studions production arm, we have seen first-hand the tremendous pipeline of talent from across Africa. The Zanzibar International Film Festival is a fabulous showcase for this talent, and we are proud to be the official sponsor of ZIFF’s inaugural Zanzibar TV Series Festival. We look forward to hosting TV series screenings and a lively panel discussion for independent producers.  It’s going to be a very exciting event for all attendees.”

The full schedule of TV series screenings will be available on the ZIFF website, www.ziff.or.tz

TV SERIES IN COMPETITION ZIFF 2018
  • Tales Of Eve | The Present Past
    Imoh Umoren – Nigeria
  • SIRI ZA FAMILIA
    SANCTUS MTSIMBE – Tanzania
  • Umlilo
    Denny Miller – South Africa
  • THIS IS IT
    Dolapo Adeleke – Nigeria
  • Career Talk
    Saitabao Kaiyare – Kenya
  • Crazy, Lovely, Cool –
    Obi Emelonye – Nigeria
  • Before 30
    Bodunrin ‘BB’ Sasore- Nigeria
  • Hard Copy
    South Africa – Harriet Gavshon and Tim Greene (Producers)
  • iNumber Number
    South Africa – Siphiwe Hlabangane (producer)
  • Talaaka
    Nilesh Bhatt – Tanzania
  • SAMBA
    Enah Johnscott- Cameroon
  • Ball’n Africa
    Silalei Owuor – Kenya
  • Tumaini Senta
    Kangethe – Mungai Kenya
  • Jab
    Lucilla Blankenberg, Laddie Bosch – South Africa
  • BA-AUNT
    MARIAM NDAGIRE – Uganda
  • Giving Nature a Voice
    Andrew Tkach (Executive Producer) – Kenya
  • KERU
    Victor Gatonye – Kenya
  • # Family
    Kwezi kaganda Ruhinda – Uganda
  • La Msingi
    Morrison Mwadulo – Kenya
  • Fihi Season
    Carol Odongo Boy – Kenya
WEB SERIES IN COMPETITION ZIFF 2018
  • America Heard: Refuge of Hope
    United States – Yasmin Mistry
  • Chronicles of a Paranoiac
    Russian Federation – Nikita Tamarov
  • Connection House
    Italy – Vincenzo Cavallo
  • Festival Politicos
    South Africa- Tshego “Red” Mosiane, Misa Makwakwa Masokameng
  • KINSHASA COLLECTION
    Germany – Dorothee Wenner
  • LOOP
    Mexico – Fernando Perezgil, Gerardo LS, Emmanuel Basurto
  • Nadya
    Tanzania – Shams Bhanji
  • Nekros Pizza
    United States – Sean Manos
  • Ngalangala
    Tanzania –  Tom Johns
  • Our Best Friend’s Wedding
    Nigeria – Jerry Ossai
  • Prime Donne
    Italy – Giacomo Spaconi
  • PULPETTE
    Italy  – Michele Bevilacqua, Arcangelo Iannace , Francesco Spaziani
  • Seburikoko
    Rwanda – Kennedy Mazimpaka
  • SHADOWS
    Kenya – Reuben Odanga
  • SUBS
    South Africa – Tshego ‘Red’ Mosiane, Tseliso Monaheng
  • Tales of Shaa Umi and Nandis Adventure
    Zimbabwe – Rodney Tapfuma Masanga
  • The Yard
    Kenya – Busaka Jackton
  • Thesha
    South Africa – Lungelo Mdlalose
  • Two sides of a coin
    Kenya – Morris Simwa, Calvin Ombogo
  • WAKUIGWA
    Richard Magumba – Tanzania
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ZIFF 2018: Official Selection Announced

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is pleased to announce the official selection of films in competition for 2018. The festival will take place in various venues in and around Stone Town Zanzibar from July 7th – 15th 2018.

This year saw a record number of entries across all categories with over 4,000 film submitted across the various entry platforms. This year also saw a marked increase in the amount of documentaries submitted, with over 800 being entered for consideration. With nearly 400 features being submitted, the selection process for 2018 was extremely difficult.

Entries were also received from all over the world with submissions coming from over 140 countries, with the USA and India leading the number of submissions. East African filmmakers have also shown amazing interest in ZIFF with Ugandan filmmakers submitting 55 films, 54 from Kenya, and Tanzania 31.

The films in selection cross a broad spectrum of topics and genres and represent over 40 countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Western Sahara, Niger, Iran, The United States, France, Ghana, Belgium, Tunisa, Swaziland, India, United Kingdom and many more.

Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo had this to say of the selection process and the final line-up:

“The sheer number of film submissions for ZIFF 2018 was a surprise.  It is rewarding to see how much our Festival is growing and is attracting so many filmmakers around the world, but especially from our continent. We tried to stick close to our theme for this year, celebrating the courage of many filmmakers who are telling the truth and speaking out for positive change in this world. Surely, some films selected will shake the power systems and old mentalities and that is what cinema is all about, challenging perceptions and imagining a different world.

Finally, I’m glad to see the potentiality of the cinema industry in East Africa, and I have to mention particularly the creativity of young Tanzanian filmmakers that through their short films are truly showing the new wave of cinema in Tanzania. We invite all cinema lovers to join us this year in Zanzibar!”

The official selection for Best Web, TV, and Student films will also be announced shortly. For more information please visit www.ziff.or.tz

Features

18 Hours
Kenya – Njue Kevin

Bahasha
Tanzania – Jordan Riber

Balon
Italy – Pasquale Scimeca

Fatuma
Tanzania – Jordan Riber

Golnesa
Iran – SATTAR CHAMANI GOL

Hakkunde
Nigeria – Asurf oluseyi

Kasala
Nigeria – EMA EDOSIO

Liyana
Swaziland – Aaron Kopp

Love and Shukla
India – JATLA SIDDARTHA

Majan
Iran – Mohammad Aladpoush

Safari
Tanzania – Freddy Feruzi

Segere
Tanzania – Takura Maurayi

Supa Modo
Kenya – Likarion Wainaina

The Cut
Kenya – Peter Wangugi Gitau

The Forbidden
Uganda – Kizito Samuel Saviour

The Great Muse
Saudi Arabia – Bentley Brown

The Wedding Ring
Niger  – Rahmatou Keita

When I become a Butterfly
Iran – Arash Zaare

Days of Night
Tanzania – Nilesh Bhatt

The Desert Voices
Morocco – Daoud AOULAD-SYAD

Documentaries

3 Stolen Cameras
Western Sahara – RåFILM, Equipe Media

A Memory In Three Acts
Mozambique – Inadelso Cossa

Afia Attack: Trading Behind Enemy Line
Nigeria – Ujuaku Akukwe

BURKINABÈ RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso – Iara Lee

Children of Drum: The Legacy of Black Journalists in Apartheid-era South Africa
USA/SA/SPAIN – Larry Tung

Common Threads-Fabrics from India for Africa
India – Renu Modi

Dancedance/RE♦VOLUTION
South Africa – MARK FREEMAN

Effatà Road
Italy – MARTINO LO CASCIO

Fearless
United States – Jasmine Cannon, Branden Hampton, Yingxu Jane Hao

Ghana For You
Belgium/Ghana – Adams Mensah

I am Sheriff
Southafrica – TEBOHO EDKINS

In the name of Your Daughter
Canada/Tanzania – Giselle Portenier

Kimpa Vita: The Mother of the African Revolution
DRC/Angola – NE KUNDA NLABA

Kinshasa Makambo
DRC – Dieudo Hamadi

Making Ends Meet
Zimbabwe – Thomas Muziyirwa

New Moon
Kenya  – Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann

Nice Very Nice 
Algeria – El Kheyer Zidani

Owino
Spain/Kenya
Javier Marín, Yusuf Razzaque

Poetry is My Rifle
Brazil
Fernando Salinas, Victor Hugo Liporage

SILAS: No more business as usual
Liberia/Kenya/USA  – Hawa Essuman

Sing it Loud – Luthers Heirs in Tanzania
Germany  – Julia Irene Peters, Co Director: Jutta Feit

Skulls
South Africa/Germany/Namibia
Vincent Moloi

The Flesh Business
Kenya – Denis Wanjohi Maina

Vivre Riche 
France/Ivory Coast  – Joël Akafou

Voodoo
USA – Djimon Hounsou

Wahenga (The Ancestors)
Tanzania  – Amil Issa Shivji, Rebecca Corey

Who Am I
Kenya – Nick Reding, Wanuri Kahiu

Your Music Your Voice 
Uganda – Edmond Tamale

Zone-III (3)
Central African Republic – France – Pascale SERRA

Birds
Algeria – Berkri Salima Louisa

Short Films

15 MINUTES 
DRC – SADY

AL SHEIKH NOEL 
Iraq  – SAAD AL-ESSAMY

ANTANANARIVO
Madagascar – HAMINIAINA RATOVOARIVONY

ARE YOU VOLLEYBALL?! 
Iran – MOHAMMAD BAKHSHI

ARMSTRONG
Nigeria – OMORUYI IRABOR

AYA
Tunisia – MOUFIDA FEDHILA

BLIND DATE 
South Africa – FANYANA HLABANGANE

BOXED
Kenya/USA – WANJIRU NJENDU

BROKEN DREAM
Tanzania – FRANCIS NYERERE

CALLING THE STARS 
Ethiopia – ADANECH ADMASSU

CARVER
Rwanda – Alexandre Sibomana

CLENCH – LIFE OF A CREATIVE
Kenya  – MARK AYABEI

FIGURE
United Kingdom  – LANRE MALAOLU

FORGIVE ME, FATHER 
United Kingdom – DOREEN NASIMBWA

HATIA
Tanzania – CHRISTINA PANDE

HATUA KWA HATUA/STEP BY STEP
Tanzania
JUDITH

I KNOW YOU DON’T
India
VISHAL ASHOK JAISWAL

ICYASHA
Rwanda
CLEMENTINE DUSABEJAMBO

IMARA
Kenya/Rwanda
SAMUEL WANJOHI

IMFURA
Switzerland/Rwanda
SAMUEL ISHIMWE

IN MY FATHER’S VILLAGE
Zimbabwe
TAPIWA KAPUYA

Les Cordes du Destin/Destiny’s Strings 
Lamia Bengelloun – Morocco

Mma Moeketsi 
RAE MOETI – South Africa

MY CHILDREN 
Louis Shoo -Tanzania

Mzazi Rafiki    
Yaki Bozi – Tanzania

Neophobia 
Mark Maina -Kenya

KANIAMA SHOW
Belgium – BALOJI TSHIANI

KUNCUP
Indonesia – M. MYRDAL MUDA

KYENVU
Uganda – KEMIYONDO COUTINHO

LEAH
Tanzania – ESTHER MNDEME

NJITI
Tanzania – DORICE MOLLEL

NOMFUNDO
South Africa – SIHLE HLOPHE

PENDO
Kenya – FAITH MUSEMBI

RAAT (NIGHT)
Pakistan – ABDULLAH WASEEM

RANIM/ESCAPE
Tunisia – RIM NAKHLI

SACRILÈGE
Switzerland/France – CHRISTOPHE M. SABER

STILL WATER RUNS DEEP
USA/Nigeria – ABBESI AKHAMIE

SUKARI
Tanzania – HATIBU MADUDU

TAMALA 
Tanzania – GOODHOPE ELIESKIA

THE BAD MEXICAN
Uganda – LOUKMAN ALI

THE DEEP PLACE
Ghana – LINDSAY BRANHAM , ANDREW MICHAEL ELLIS

THE ISLAND
Rwanda – YUHI AMULI

THE SCHOOL BAG
India – DHEERAJ JINDAL

UNTIL THE SILENCE COMES
South Africa – PULENG STEWART, JANNOUS AUKEMA

VERSNEL 
South Africa – DIAN WEYS

VISIONS 
Nigeria  – ABBA T. MAKAMA, C.J. OBASI, MICHAEL GOUKEN OMONUA

WHAT YOU CALL LOVE
Turkey – Firat Yavuz

WHITE ON BLACK
Senegal-  SAMBA DIAO, FRANCOIS JOANNON

ZAWADI 
Tanzania  – CLOTILDE BERTET

ZENITH
USA – ELLIE  FOUMBI

African Animation

Enjoying Songs 
Madagascar – Sitraka Raheriarivony

DAWN OF THUNDER
Nigeria  – Kolawole Olarewaju

“CRUSH”
Nigeria –  Stephen Iosun

GOT FLOWERS TODAY
Nigeria – JIBRIL MAILAFIA

The red butterfly
Tunisia – Omar Belwaer

A Kalabanda Ate My Homework
Uganda – Raymond Malinga

Tiraogo
Burkina Faso – André Daniel TAPSOBA, Wilfrid j de dieu

Lullaby from the Crypt
South Africa – Earle Holmes

Nguema
Tanzania

Belly Flop
South Africa – JEREMY COLLINS KELLY DILLON

Web Series

America Heard: Refuge of Hope 
United States – Yasmin Mistry

Chronicles of a Paranoiac
Russian Federation
Nikita Tamarov

Connection House
Italy – Vincenzo Cavallo

Festival Politicos
South Africa- Tshego “Red” Mosiane, Misa Makwakwa Masokameng

KINSHASA COLLECTION
Germany – Dorothee Wenner

LOOP
Mexico – Fernando Perezgil, Gerardo LS, Emmanuel Basurto

Nadya
Tanzania – Shams Bhanji

Nekros Pizza
United States – Sean Manos

Ngalangala
Tanzania –  Tom Johns

Our Best Friend’s Wedding
Nigeria – Jerry Ossai

Prime Donne
Italy – Giacomo Spaconi

PULPETTE
Italy  – Michele Bevilacqua, Arcangelo Iannace , Francesco Spaziani

Seburikoko
Rwanda – Kennedy Mazimpaka

SHADOWS
Kenya – Reuben Odanga

SUBS
South Africa – Tshego ‘Red’ Mosiane, Tseliso Monaheng

Tales of Shaa Umi and Nandis Adventure
Zimbabwe – Rodney Tapfuma Masanga

The Yard
Kenya – Busaka Jackton

Thesha
South Africa – Lungelo Mdlalose

Two sides of a coin
Kenya – Morris Simwa, Calvin Ombogo

WAKUIGWA
Richard Magumba – Tanzania

TV Series

# Family
Kwezi kaganda Ruhinda – Uganda

BA-AUNT 
MARIAM NDAGIRE – Uganda

Ball’n Africa 
Silalei Owuor – Kenya

Before 30
Bodunrin ‘BB’ Sasore- Nigeria

Career Talk
Saitabao Kaiyare – Kenya

Crazy, Lovely, Cool
Obi Emelonye – Nigeria

Fihi Season
Carol Odongo Boy – Kenya

Giving Nature a Voice
Andrew Tkach (Executive Producer) – Kenya

Hard Copy
South Africa – Harriet Gavshon and Tim Greene (Producers)

iNumber Number
South Africa – Siphiwe Hlabangane (producer)

Jab
Lucilla Blankenberg, Laddie Bosch – South Africa

KERU 
Victor Gatonye – Kenya

La Msingi 
Morrison Mwadulo – Kenya

SAMBA 
Enah Johnscott- Cameroon

SIRI ZA FAMILIA
SANCTUS MTSIMBE – Tanzania

Slavery Routes
Fanny Glissant – France

Talaaka
Nilesh Bhatt – Tanzania

Tales Of Eve | The Present Past
Imoh Umoren – Nigeria

The wives
Benjamin Onyango – Kenya

THIS IS IT
Dolapo Adeleke – Nigeria

Tumaini Senta 
Kangethe – Mungai Kenya

Umlilo
Denny Miller – South Africa

Film School

Cash My Cart 
Uganda – Edmond Tamale

IT HAS KILLED MY MOTHER
Congo Democratic Republic – Amina Rwimo Hortence

Just a scene
Nigeria  – White Adeniyi

Bubbles
Egypt  – Kareem AlGohary

White-Black and Happy
Benin – Glele-Aboucha Cornélia

Sukut
Rwanda – Ganza Moise

The Mob
Ghana – Gamel Apalayine

O-Puncha
South Africa – Adam Hansen

Bear
South Africa – Wesley Roodt

The Pearl Boxer
Tanzania – John Bibagamba

The Walk Home
South Africa – Sisanda Dyantyi

Canal Street
South Africa – Brodie Muirhead

Mallemeule 
South Africa – Jaco Van Bosch

Life in My Shoe 
Uganda – Wimana Beatrice, Dennis Onen

The hope
Morocco – Pape Abdoulaye SECK

Misfit
Kenya – Karanja Ng’endo

Categories
Festival

ZIFF Partner With Robert Bosch Foundation And Afridocs To Award Golden Dhow For Documentary Film

The Zanzibar International Film Festival is excited to announce a partnership with the Robert Bosch Foundation and AfriDocs to award the Golden Dhow for Best Documentary.

ZIFF has always celebrated documentary films and 2018 will be no exception, with the announcement that The Robert Bosch Foundation, along with STEPS under which AfriDocs is managed, will be sponsoring the prize that will accompany the Golden Dhow for Best Documentary. The award is the most prestigious award presented at ZIFF and the prize for 2018 will include a scholarship to the top film school in Germany for a semester, the Film Academy Baden- Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.

STEPS, the documentary production company behind the innovative free streaming platform AfriDocs (www.afridocs.net), will also offer the winning film a distribution contact for the African continent.

ZIFF Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo explains further, “this year ZIFF has already received over 900 documentary film submissions, more than we have ever received. We are very excited for this year’s competition since we are now able to offer documentary filmmakers an award that will truly advance their career, no matter of they are just starting out or a more established filmmaker. Finally, for the first time, the documentary competition will have a dedicated jury of experts thanks to The Robert Bosch Foundation. This will give an important place to this category in our Festival.”

Don Edkins, Founder and Director of AfriDocs, has this to say of the partnership, “AfriDocs is proud to partner with The Robert Bosch Foundation in presenting this award at ZIFF. For the first time the Golden Dhow for Best Documentary will be awarded. AfriDocs is committed to the promotion and development of the documentary format in Africa and we are therefore very excited about this collaboration with one of the most important film festivals on the continent.”

About ZIFF

ZIFF is one of the highlights of the island nation’s cultural calendar with thousands of people attending every year. Films, filmmakers, film-lovers and tourists all flock to the 9 day event that celebrates music, the arts and the spirit of the island itself.

The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries is organized by ZIFF, a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1998 in Zanzibar to promote and showcase the culture of the Dhow Countries.

ZIFF is:

  • The largest multi-disciplinary cultural festival of its kind in East Africa.
  • The longest running film festival in the region
  • Listed in the top 5 film and music festivals in Africa
  • Tourism friendly – has acquired the reputation of a top Cultural Tourism product
  • International- on average over 40 countries are represented.
  • Music-oriented programme that includes over 30 local, regional and international acts
  • Social – with ties to cultural, civic, film and social NGO’s across Africa
  • Developmental – with a strong focus on workshops and outreach
  • Business friendly – with various partners, sponsors and a market driven approach to film, tourism & culture.

www.ziff.or.tz

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Uncategorized

ZIFF & DISCOP Zanzibar Announce TV Series Festival

The 21st annual Zanzibar International Film Festival and the inaugural DISCOP Zanzibar, are excited to announce a new program and festival category focused on the all-important area on TV content.

With the increased focus on content for TV and digital, and the breaking down of barriers between content types, ZIFF has identified the need to support producers and directors who are working in these ever-growing mediums. Therefore, ZIFF has announced two new award, categories for 2018, Best TV Series and Best Web Series.

Additionally, in an innovative move that recognises the latest trends in the content production environment, ZIFF and DISCOP are proud to present the ZANZIBAR TV SERIES FESTIVAL that will unfold its first edition from 11 to 13 July, 2018.

The event aims to highlight series from all over the world and to give an international voice to this increasingly popular and fiercely creative new art form. Open to the public, the ZANZIBAR TV SERIES FESTIVAL will celebrate excellence. Striving to create a stage on which the foremost creators in the world of TV series come together, where tomorrow’s talents are showcased and a prestigious international competition for a wide range of genres and for series of all shapes and forms is presented

During this year’s ZIFF, the category for Best African TV Series will be open to any African produced or co-produced and broadcast within the last two years. Three episodes would need to be submitted for consideration via the on-line application process as below.

DISCOP Market’s General Manager Patrick Zuchowicki explains the rationale for this partnership: “With the FANNG’s (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google) plans to spend up to $15 billion on film, television and online content in 2018 and with millennials raised on streaming, the time has come to celebrate entertainment content as a whole and bring to the attention of the Zanzibar public the world’s foremost creators to TV series, and provide the best ones with a well deserved Award”

Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo has these words to welcome a new category of producers and directors “ZIFF 20th marked a turning point in the history of our festival. With the big step this year of ZIFF’s partnership of DISCOP Zanzibar, we are ready and excited to welcome all the players in the business of film, television and content production. ZIFF is amongst one of the first festivals in Africa, if not the world, to recognize the importance and power of both TV and web content. These awards, along with related workshops and discussions, represent ZIFF’s commitment to growing the whole of the East African content industry.”

Deadline for submission is 15th March 2018.

Submission Procedures:

  • All submission must be done through ZIFF platform on www.festhome.com
    (link can be found on the website of the festival)
  • A signed and fully completed application submitted by e-mail at filmdept@ziff.or.tz
  • To be eligible for programming, the entire application MUST be completed and signed.
  • The submission deadline is 15th March 2018.
  • Freight costs of any film will be borne by the producer.
  • Selection results will be available from May 15, 2018 on our Website: www.ziff.or.tz
  • Any film at ZIFF may have five (5) public screenings at the most, including one press viewing. However, further screenings could be organised if the producer so agrees.
  • No DVDs will be returned. They will be kept at ZIFF for archival purposes.
  • ZIFF is committed to preserve the copy of film from any act of piracy and illicit business.

Email: filmdept@ziff.or.tz

www.ziff.or.tz

www.discop.com