ZIFFT NEWS

A quick roundup of our activities and film festival news

Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust Board

Jul 25, 2022

Effective 1 June 2022, ZIFFT has engaged a new board of 7 high-performing professionals who are geared to drive the organisation’s vision with their passion, experience and dynamism. Below are the board members and their profiles: Sapi Bachi Sapi Bachi has over 20 years of experience in the communications industry in Southern Africa. She is

Making A Difference

Jul 8, 2022

THE FIRESIDE STORIES FILM TRAINING hosted in Mashava was an exciting collaborative effort with Stories4Change Initiative, Inhouse Media & McTain Media as they sought to tell positive & authentic African stories, change the narrative, and share valuable skills with the participants. Mercy Mangwana Mubayiwa oversaw the programme development and implementation with the likes of Admire

Giving you the SYLENT TREATMENT this May!

Apr 27, 2022

Zimbabwean/Mozambican/South African award-winning musician SYLENT NQO aka The Guitar Sangoma will be launching his debut album SYLENT TREATMENT on the 1st of May 2022 at the ZIFFT Hub, 2 Canterbury Road, Kensington. SYLENT TREATMENT is a stunningly engineered musical journey that absorbs rhythms and melodies from his heritage and from across the continent; delivered as

ZFIDP – GOING STRONG!

Apr 27, 2022

The Zimbabwe Film Industry Development Platform (ZFIDP) recently held its 5th Annual General Meeting. Attendance was consistent with previous editions, this time with members present in person and online. This year’s AGM was the first since the successful conclusion of the organisation’s first ever strategic plan which will provide guidance over the next 3 years.

Meet ZIFFT’s new Executive Director

Mar 31, 2022

The Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust (ZIFFT) has a new Executive Director. Simbirirai Solomon “Sol” Maramba took over from Mr Nigel Munyati in January 2022. Former ZIFFT Director Mr Munyati will now be stepping into the position of ZIFFT Board Chairman. Maramba is not new to the organisation. He has served on the ZIFFT board

Congratulations to recent award-winners

Mar 30, 2022

The National Arts Merit Awards (the NAMAs), which were held in Harare at the end of February 2022, honoured Zimbabwe’s finest professionals in the arts and creative sector. Among the recipients of the prestigious awards were the Film & Television category winners, some of whom have been part of the ZIFFT network, or participated in

ZIFFT #Reconnecting Quiz Nights

Mar 30, 2022

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

ZIFF 2021 Short Film Competition Winners

Feb 2, 2022

ZIFF 2021 ran the Hi-5 and Smartphone Short Film Competitions, under the theme “My Heritage”. The competitions, sponsored by Telco Broadband and Beyond, PlayAfrika TV and MMX Rental, were open to emerging Zimbabwean filmmakers, as a chance for them to express themselves and showcase their skills and talent. For the first time – and for