IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: The first of ZIFFT’s #Reconnecting Quiz Nights was held on Friday the 4th of March at the ZIFFT Hub in Kensington, Harare.
This exciting new event on the calendar proved to be a hit among quiz enthusiasts and film aficionados alike, who competed fiercely to outshine and outwit each other in a four-way battle between the green, yellow (sorry, “It’s mustard!” – if you know you know!), red and black teams.
Quizmaster Comfort Mbofana brought energy, pizzazz and humor to the quiz night, which ended with the red team clinching the first victory. The evening also saw a lot of interesting discussion around local film-related topics, with a lot of insights and suggestions being brought forward – particularly by the young voices in the crowd.
The second quiz night on the 18th of March was nothing short of riveting, the questions becoming more thought-provoking and some of the crowd’s responses even more hilarious. As with the first quiz night, there was music, food, fun and laughter, with the excellent quizmaster steering the event. The quiz nights are “powered by Telco”, with the telecommunications and solar energy partner providing solar equipment and lights to guarantee that the quiz nights are non-stop, uninterrupted enjoyment and entertainment.
The #Reconnecting Quiz Nights have been established as a fun and exciting networking event, where filmmakers and members of the corporate world come together in a relaxed environment to enjoy each others company and get to talk about “all things film” in a candid and informal setting.
ZIFFT is also using the Quiz Nights as fundraising events, with food and drinks on sale to bring revenue into the organisation, which aims to transform its current office building into THE ZIFFT HUB – a space where filmmakers and other creatives can meet, work, socialise and create synergies that will strengthen the sector.
The Zifft Hub has been in existence as a virtual space for several years, in the form of a Whatsapp group with over 200 members, which has proved to be a popular platform for sharing information and holding film-related discussions and debates. It is the organisations’ hope that the dream of having a physical ZIFFT HUB can become a reality in the near future, with the support of its growing network and through fundraisers such as the Quiz Nights.
Watch this space for dates for the next quiz night, and DO come along and enjoy a night intellectual stimuation, networking and so much fun.
Check out snippets from the first #Reconnecting Quiz Night below: