All is set for the 18th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) featuring a full program of screenings and workshops programs, scheduled to run from October 1 to 8 in Harare.
Hosts of the show the Zimbabwe International Film and Festival Trust said the festival which is being run under the theme “Reel, Sound and Music” seeks to highlight the importance of sound and music in the production of high quality movies.
“We are hoping to screen a broad range of films which are relevant to the theme, these films were provided for by local, independent and international film makers,embassies, corporate sponsors, ”
“Musicians are now using the motion picture medium to gain more relevance and effectiveness because the World has really become visual as it were. Similarly, filmmakers have long used music and other sound sources to enhance their films in their films. This synergy really complements our theme and makes our programming this year all the more exciting,” said Festival Director Elton Mjanana.
Films that will be featured during the festival will include the multiple award winning biopic documentary ‘Amy’ which will be an opening film, ‘Atilla Marcel’ contributed by Embassy of France, ‘Purple Rain’, ‘The Long Distance’ to be presented by Germany Society among others.
Zimbabwe will unveil ‘Escape’ a full length feature film which will be premiered during the ZIFF 2016 Festival.
Eltom Mjanana said there will be held an Award ceremony that will be hosted in partnership with MNet’s Zambezi Magic.
Categories are to include Best feature, best screen play, best director, best actor in leading role, best actress, special jury prize, best documentary and best short.