The Zanzibar International Film Festival 2014 kicks off on Saturday June 14th with a series of exciting events and screenings. ZIFF’s Opening Night this year is a special celebration honouring 20 Years of Democracy in South Africa with the screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Joining us at ZIFF For this very special event will be one of the stars of the film, well-known and loved South African actress Terry Pheto..

After this screening the legendary Senegalese artist Didier Awadi will take to the stage at the Mambo Club, Old Fort Ampitheatre. Awadi is a prominent hip-hop artist and the most visible figure of Francophone West African hip-hop.

This year, ZIFF has made buying tickets to these and other events via online payment. All evening concert event tickets can be purchased in advance conveniently via 3G Directpay, which will provide with the online payment service for the nine-day bounty of special programming and festivities. Passes will be available for purchase at .

The Opening Weekend will also see a host of other exciting events that everyone is welcome to experience.

  • Opening Parade
    June 14th 15:00 Benbela School – Old Fort
    Join in the festivities as we officially kick-off ZIFF 2014. The theme for this year’s parade is A Common Destiny – Unite Against Gender Based Violence.
  • Opening Night: Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
    June 14th 20:20 Old Fort Ampitheatre
  • Opening Night Concert:
    June 14th Mambo Club
    Tamaduni Music (Tanzania) followed by Didier Awadi (Senegal)
  • Dhow Race
    June 15th, Tembo Hotel Beach 14:00
    One of ZIFF’s most popular attractions, come cheer on the Dhows as they race in this exciting event.