Zanzibar International Film Festival ()



Deadlines


Call for entries

31 Mar 2020
Standard deadline


Festival closed

05 Jul 2020
Notification date

04 Jul 2020
12 Jul 2020

Address

Ngome Kongwe , Mizingani Road,  P.O. BOX 3032, Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania


Festival description
Short film festival >3' 30'<
Feature film festival >60' 130'<


Festival requirements
 Film festival
 Fiction
 Documentary
 Animation
 Fantastic
 Terror
 Experimental
 Music Video
 Other
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 January 2018
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Short Films  >3' 30'<
 Feature Films  >60' 130'<
 Any language
 Subtitles 
English
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English


Festival start: 04 July 2020      Festival end: 12 July 2020

The Zanzibar International Film Festival is currently accepting applications from filmmakers from around the world according to different categories of competition.

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is East Africa’s largest film and arts festival, exhibiting the latest and best films and promoting film talents from across the African continent and beyond.

The 23nd Edition of ZIFF will take place 4th -15th July, 2020 in Stone town, Zanzibar.

The theme of the festival is ‘New Dawn’ and will prioritise African cinema and cinema from the African diaspora, with the intention of celebrating Pan-African ideals within the creative industries.

ZIFF is also the festival of the Dhow Countries so also opens the call to films from the region, this includes, – South East Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, The Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean Islands.

The official prize list of ZIFF is as follows:

OFFICIAL ZIFF AWARDS (THE DHOWS )
Best Feature film
Best Short film
Best Documentary
Best Feature from Dhow Countries
Best Short from Dhow Countries
Best Film from International
Best Animation
Best East African Film


SPECIALS AWARDS
Films awarded by an independent jury panel and judged by Independent Jury Panels.

- Chairperson’s or Bibi Kidude Award (from ZIFF Board)

- ZIFF Lifetime Achievement Award. (From ZIFF Board)

- Sembene Ousmane Prize: GIZ and ZIFF will award the SEMBENE OUSMANE PRIZE FOR DEVELOPMENT FILMS for the 3 best short films made by an African or an African in the Diaspora.

- Bongo Movies Awards: Popular culture films in Kiswahili

- Emerson of Zanzibar Prize Films: Films of all genres about Zanzibar, made by or made in Zanzibar.

- SIGNIS Awards (Best African Film and Best East African Talent Award) The SIGNIS Jury will present its Award to a film that is deemed to exemplify universal and spiritual values that enhance human dignity, justice, and tolerance through the art of cinematic expression.

- EAFF Award (European African Film Festival

- BEST DOCUMENTARY by an AFRICAN female Filmmaker

.... more special awards can be added

1. The Zanzibar International Film Festival is currently accepting applications from filmmakers from around the world according to different categories of competition.

2. The priority is given to films from Africa and by Africans including African Diaspora.

3. The category INTERNATIONAL will award film from international movie panorama on African Issues and reality.

4. ZIFF is also the festival of the Dhow Countries so it opens to films from the region- South East Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, The Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean Islands. These films have their category and prizes in the competition

5. Films in competition must be directed or produced from 2018.

6. ZIFF also reserves the right to accept any films with a specific interest to the festival. We encourage filmmakers to submit works in any genre, features, documentaries, shorts, animation and music videos.

7. Deadline for submission is
25th April 2020.


  

 
  

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