Long Features ZIFF 2015

Bye Biyi

Bye Biyi

Powerhouse storyteller and visionary Biyi Bandele, from Nigeria, has departed this world. At just 54, this news is hard to accept or believe. Biyi and I met in Zanzibar many years ago at the Zanzibar International Film Festival at his screening of the incredible “Half...

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Applications for this new cycle have opened up now

Applications for this new cycle have opened up now

OVERVIEW Welcome to the second call for applications of the ACP-EU Culture Programme (Eastern Africa): Ignite Culture! Ignite Culture’s first application call was launched in August 2021 and awarded grants to our first cohort of 19 organisations in 2022. This grant...

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ZIFF@25 –THE LAUNCH

ZIFF@25 –THE LAUNCH

ZIFF is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in style. Between 18th and 26th June, ZIFF will celebrate Zanzibar’s long history, culture, and a welcoming people. The festival’s theme this year is “Let’s Talk About Film”. 101 movies are to be screened on 10 screens in...

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OFFICIAL SELECTION ZIFF 2022

OFFICIAL SELECTION ZIFF 2022

ZIFF 2022 OFFICIAL SELECTIONLONG FEATURE FILMSAFRICAN REDEMPTION: the life and legacy of Marcus GarveyRoy AndersonUSA A SECOND LIFEAnis LassouedTunisia ABADAN ELEVEN 60Mehrdad khoshbakhtIran BINTI MARINGOMohamed KhamisTanzania BONE MARROWKamyar MohseninIran JOYCE'S...

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ZIFF 2022 Laurels

ZIFF 2022 Laurels

If your film is selected , please download the following laurels for your communication and publications porposes. Download svg format Download png format

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ZIFF 2022: TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

ZIFF 2022: TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI

TAARIFA KWA VYOMBO VYA HABARI: RASIMU YA MAADHIMISHO YA MIAKA 25 YA ZIFF Tunayo furaha kukukaribisha katika hafla hii ya kutaarifu wanahabri na wadau wa tasnia kuhusu Tamasha la Kimataifa la Filamu Zanzibar- Tamasha la Nchi za Jahazi. Muhimu zaidi, mwaka huu ZIFF...

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ZIFF 2022 BRIEFING

ZIFF 2022 BRIEFING

PRESS RELEASE: PRESS AND INDUSTRY BRIEFING- ZIFF25TH ANNIVERSARY  We are delighted to welcome you to the Press and Industry Briefing for the Zanzibar International Film Festival- the Festival of the Dhow Countries. More importantly, this year ZIFF celebrates its...

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ZIFF 25 – LETS TALK ABOUT FILM

ZIFF 25 – LETS TALK ABOUT FILM

ZIFF 2022 - LETS TALK ABOUT FILM Every film is essentially a discussion about life because film work is concerned with expressions of life perceived and presented. Sometimes it is clear and sometimes only implicitly. When people come out watching a film the temptation...

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ZIFF 2021: THE WINNERS

ZIFF 2021: THE WINNERS

ZIFF 2021 Winners Golden Dhow - Binti (Tanzania) Best Short- Al Sit (Sudan) Best Documentary – Softie (Kenya) Best East African Film- Rescue to Mission (Kenya) Best Actor- Kevin Alua (Kenya) Best Actress- Doreen Mirembe(Uganda) Jury Special Prize – Nyara (Tanzania)...

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ZIFF 2021: A SUMMARY

ZIFF 2021: A SUMMARY

ZIFF 2021 will be remembered as the shortest as well as the most calm festival of all. While there were many challenges facing the ZIFF management throughout the year we managed to undertake the festival duties with considerable ease and comfort. We also had the...

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THE ZIFF THEME ZIFF 2021

THE ZIFF THEME ZIFF 2021

THE ZIFF THEME ZIFF 2021- THE 24th FESTIVAL OF THE DHOW COUNTRIEES URITHI HUU NI WETU SOTE - SHARING THIS HERITAGE A mention of Zanzibar has always conjured up imagery of an enviable world inherited by residents and travellers that have shared the Islands’ bounty,...

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A Memory In Three Acts

CONTACTS inadelsocossa@gmail.com Director: Inadelso Cossa 2016 - 65' Mozambique   Inadelso Cossa - Writer Inadelso Cossa - Producer Kristina Konrad - Producer Aurélio Valente Langa - Cast Mozambique colonial history left a big wound in today country’s collective...

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WAKUIGWA

WAKUIGWA

CONTACTS ribomagi@gmail.com Produced and Directed by Richard Magumba 2018 - '5 TANZANIA WAKUIGWA is a five minutes web-docu-series highlights some of the compelling ordinary citizen’s driven action in making things happen in the fields of innovation, community based...

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New Moon

New Moon

CONTACTS Twitter  Facebook philippaherrmann@gmail.com Director: Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann 2018 - 71' Kenya Producer/Cinematography – Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann Editor – Angela Wamai Score – Tiago Correia-Paolo Final Mix – Eric Musyoka In her documentary, New Moon,...

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The final nail

The final nail

CONTACTS victoria_goro@yahoo.com Director: Cherryn Akinyi 2018 - 9' Kenya   Executive Producer : Hezekiah Kimondo Supervising Producer : Victoria Goro Scriptwirter/ Director : Cherryn Akinyi 1st Assistant Director: Paminas Omondi D.O.P : Eric Mwaura Camera...

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Wahenga (The Ancestors)

CONTACTS www.kijiweniproductions.com Director: Amil Issa Shivji - Rebecca Corey 2018 - 100' Tanzania   Kijiweni Productions- Producer Tanzania Heritage Project - Producer John Kitime - Cast John Kitime, an energetic musician in his 60s, puts together a band to...

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In Search of Vodoo

In Search of Vodoo

CONTACTS https://www.facebook.com/fanaticusentertainment/ Director: DJIMON HOUNSOU 2018 - 65' USA   Written By DOUGLAS THOMPSON - DJIMON HOUNSOU Executive Producers: DJIMON HOUNSOU - LIONEL TALON Producer: DJIMON HOUNSOU Producer: ERIC MCGAW Director of...

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Ghana For You

CONTACTS kwakwute@hotmail.com Director: Adams Mensah 2018 - 80' Ghana-Belgium   Main Cast: Adams Mensah, Evon Adjei, Thijs Paijmans, Anny Araba Adams, Hannah Lamiroy, Reindert Swaegers, Edward Ashie, Hannah Ama Boakye, Vincent Adjei Producer: Koen Bleuzé...

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Ngalangala

Ngalangala

CONTACTS E-mail: tomjohns255@gmail.com Facebook page: https://web.facebook.com/ngalangalaseries Director: Tom Johns 2017 Tanzania Producer: Ally Abdul Scriptwriter: Tom Johns Suka is a disabled youngman looking for a way out to things that others can do.Along the way...

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SAMBA

SAMBA

CONTACTS E-mail: sheybrenda@yahoo.com Facebook page: Shey Brenda Elung Director: Enah Johnscott 2017 Cameroon Producer:  Elung Brenda Scriptwriter: Proxy Buh Melvin SAMBA is a soap opera about the role of African women in today's society. A complete drama of home...

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TALAKA

TALAKA

CONTACTS E-mail: aptmill@yahoo.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pilipilientertainment/ Director: Nilesh Bhatt 2017 Tanzania Producer: Pilipili Entertainment Company Ltd Scriptwriter: Mwamvita Kituka On the first night of the wedding of Badoura it comes as a...

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iNumber Number

iNumber Number

CONTACTS E-mail: viva@quizzical.co.za Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QuizzicalPictures/ Producer: Siphiwe Hlabangane 2017 South Africa A new original series based on the award-winning South African crime and corruption drama, iNumber Number. The series takes...

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Hard Copy – Season 4

Hard Copy – Season 4

CONTACTS E-mail: viva@quizzical.co.za Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QuizzicalPictures/ 2018 South Africa Producer: Harriet Gavshon and Tim Greene HARD COPY Season IV is set ten years after Season III concludes. News Editor Benny Jacobs has taken over as...

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Before 30

CONTACTS tcd@trace.tv Director: Bodunrin 'BB' Sasore 2017 Nigeria  Producer: Morin Akinnola Scriptwriter: Bodunrin 'BB' Sasore A drama series about four women living in Lagos and the pressure on them to marry before they turn 30. Told through the eyes of the lead...

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Crazy, Lovely, Cool

Crazy, Lovely, Cool

CONTACTS tcd@trace.tv Director: Obi Emelonye 2017 Nigeria  Producer: Obi Emelonye Scriptwriter: Kemi Adesoye, Obi Emelonye A coming-of-age TV series that takes a fond look at the lives, joys and struggles of a group of charismatic students whose paths cross on the...

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Slavery Routes

CONTACTS E-mail: alice.fardel@cpbfilms.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/cpbfilms Director: Fanny Glissant 2017 France Producer: CPB Films This is the story of a world whose territories and own frontiers were built by the slave trade. A world where violence,...

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THIS IS IT

THIS IS IT

CONTACTS E-mail: omololadeleke@gmail.com Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ThisIsItSeries Director: Dolapo Adeleke 2017 Nigeria Producer: Dolapo Adeleke Scriptwriter: Dolapo Adeleke THIS IS IT follows the hilarious and dramatic journey of the young, clueless, newlyweds,...

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UMLILO

UMLILO

CONTACTS E-mail: viva@quizzical.co.za Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/QuizzicalPictures?ref=tn_tnmn Director: Denny Miller 2017 South Africa Producer: Viva Liles Wilkin The story is about a guy who buys a sisal farm with an intention of mining for gold that is...

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SIRI ZA FAMILIA

SIRI ZA FAMILIA

CONTACTS E-mail: smtsimbe@hotmail.com Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sirizafamilia.show/ Director: SANCTUS MTSIMBE 2017 Tanzania Producer: JASONS LIMITED Scriptwriter: DAYANA WILLIAM Siri za Familia in English means FAMILY SECRETS. Family Secrets are secrets...

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Tales Of Eve | The Present Past

Tales Of Eve | The Present Past

CONTACTS omoyeme.abumere@genesisstudios.tv Director: Imoh Umoren 2017 Nigeria Producer:  Olatubosun Olaegbe Scriptwriter: Ayoade Adeyanju The Present Past is based on an urban legend of souls returning from the dead to complete unfinished tasks. The Present Past tells...

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THE WIVES

CONTACTS https://www.facebook.com/TheWivesKe/ Director: Benjamin Onyango 2017 Kenya Producer:  Benjamin Onyango Scriptwriter: Benjamin OPnyango The TV series THE WIVES tackles the subject of polygamy in Africa from a satirical point of view and also questions its...

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CONNECTION HOUSE

CONTACTS http://culturalvideo.tv/VC/portfolio/template-testo-video-2/ vincenzo@culturalvideo.org Director: VIncenzo Cavallo 2018 Italia What would you do if suddenly as a rich bourgeois from the city center you found yourself in a run-down periphery, with no money and...

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Ball’n Africa

Ball’n Africa

CONTACTS Facebook Website Email: charitymainaw@gmail.com Tel: +25472-973-7539 Director: Silalei Owuor 2018 - 26:30' Kenya   Edwin Kiplagat, Silalei Owuor        Writer Silalei owuor, Tom Kirkwood          Producer Silalei Owuor                                 ...

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Tumaini Senta

Tumaini Senta

CONTACTS Website Email: kangethe@kikwetuproductions.com Director: Kangethe Mungai 2018 - 38:00' Kenya   Sonnia Gitome                                     Writer Kangethe Mungai, Shana Katuga       ...

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TV SERIES: ZIFF OFFICIAL COMPETITION ANNOUNCED

TV SERIES: ZIFF 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...

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Jab

Jab

CONTACTS Facebook Website Email: lucilla@cmt.org.za Director: Lucilla Blankenberg, Laddie Bosch 2018 -05:20:00' South Africa JAB is a gritty, uplifting coming-of-age drama set in the world of competitive boxing. It tells the story of a young black woman from Langa, a...

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Fihi Season

Fihi Season

CONTACTS Facebook Email: louise.mwangi@gmail.com Tel: +25472-093-7082 Director: Carol Odongo Boy 2018 - 24:00' Kenya   Catherine Mumbi, Voline Ogutu,           Writer Allan Kariuki                                          Writer Appie Matere                     ...

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La Msingi

La Msingi

CONTACTS Email: louise.mwangi@gmail.com Tel: +25472-093-7082 Director: Morrison Mwadulo 2018 - 24:00' Kenya   Mona Ombogo                              Writer Mungai Kiroga                               Writer Thiong'o Karago                            Writer...

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KERU

KERU

CONTACTS Facebook Email: louise.mwangi@gmail.com Tel: +25472-093-7082 Director: Victor Gatonye 2018 - 24:00' Kenya   Kimani Waweru, Voline Ogutu,            Writer Thiong'o Karago                                   Writer  Appie Matere                             ...

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Giving Nature a Voice

Giving Nature a Voice

CONTACTS Facebook Website Email: givingnatureavoice@gmail.com Tel: +254 791 478 033 2018 -25:00' Kenya Andrew Tkach      Executive Producer Climate change, deforestation, species extinction, plastics chocking marine life, habitat loss and the social conflicts that...

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BA-AUNT

BA-AUNT

CONTACTS Email: infocinemanight@gmail.com Tel: +25670-427-6663 Director: MARIAM NDAGIRE 2018 -   ' Uganda    MARIAM NDAGIRE                               Writer  MARIAM NDAGIRE                               Producer  Joan Nantege, Nakalyango Justin,        Key...

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# Family

# Family

CONTACTS Facebook Website Email: mathew@nabwisofilms.com Director: Kwezi kaganda Ruhinda 2018 - 22:00' Uganda   Mary Nyanzi, Consodine Buzabo              Writer Mathew Nabwiso, Eleanor Nabwiso          Producer Eleanor Nabwiso, Mathew Nabwiso          Key Cast...

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The pearl boxer

The pearl boxer

CONTACTS Email: aminsuwedi@gmail.com Director: Asimwe John Bibagamba 2016 - 04:59' Tanzania   David Fuller, Amini Suwedi             Cinematography Lulu Kayange                                  Cast Japhet Mrisho, Vicent Aggrey         Sound Kibabu Kassim       ...

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Sukut

Sukut

CONTACTS Email: ganzamoise@gmail.com Tel: +25078-947-7607 Director: Ganza Moise 2018 - 4:23' Rwanda    Ganza Moise                                  Writer  Mashariki African Film Festival       Producer A girl nearing her coming of age , fights to literally...

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Cash My Cart

Cash My Cart

CONTACTS Email: edtamale11@gmail.com Tel: +25677-546-8209 Director: Edmond Tamale 2014 - 14:06' Uganda    Edmond Tamale                 Writer  Kampala Film School        Producer Nuwagaba Naboth             Key Cast A story of a Ugandan Cart hawker from Nsooba...

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Nice Very Nice

Nice Very Nice

CONTACTS Facebook Email: zikhou1985@yahoo.fr Director: El kheyer Zidani 2018 - 16:12' Algeria    El kheyer Zidani                     Writer French Institut of Algiers        Producer Boutria Ramdan                     Key Cast Didou, 88, who spent his life...

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Owino

Owino

CONTACTS Facebook Website Email: internacional@agenciafreak.com Tel: 003492-724-8248 Director: Javier Marín 2018 - 01:12:25' Spain/Kenya    Yusuf Razzaque                                     Director  Oriol Gibert                                           ...

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