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The Zimbabwe International Film Festival is now under new management and poised to become the leading and most vibrant African cinema event in Zimbabwe and the continent. With African short films, feature films and documentary films are about to rupture out of the confines and into the mainstream, the occasion has come to use quality African Films to promote the variety of African voices and culture in certified and first-rate surroundings.

For Africa to realise its own development vision, images for this vision need to be shown. We cannot create the future if we cannot visualize it. The place of visual media is to create success. Film and television are instruments for a new visual folklore. Filmmaking in Africa and the Diaspora portrays imagines of Africa to the rest of the world but also conveys images of Africa to Africans.

In addition to the screening of films to the people of Harare, a comprehensive Workshop and Discussion programme accompanies the Festival, offering tangible outreach and benefits to a range of communities, such as sponsors, donors, film makers, industry players and international film practitioners.

The Zimbabwe International Film Festival also embarks on a major community outreach project that will see in excess of 10,000 students and /or community groups being given the opportunity to attend screenings at tents in the park, local community and school halls.


In addition, the Festival works closely with film schools across Harare, this year we will be inviting the students from the University of Zimbabwe, other colleges and high schools in and around the city. In order to ensure that students with an interest in film making are exposed to African films.