BONGO MOVIES - 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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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...

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...

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...

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)...

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...

ZIFF ‘Sharing Our Heritage’ – Press launch in Dar es Salaam

ZIFF ‘Sharing Our Heritage’ – Press launch in Dar es Salaam

15 July 2021 The 24th Edition of the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) with the theme ‘Sharing Our Heritage’ takes off in earnest on 21st July in the celebrated World Heritage Site of Stone Town, Zanzibar.  Over the 24 years of its existence the festival has...

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,...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...