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ZIFF 2017 Official selection announced

Posted By: Rutayisire Patience - On:20/05/2017
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) today announced its official selection of films for competition and screening at this years event takins place from July 8 th -16 th in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

 

Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo highlighted that this year’s selection process was incredibly difficult due to the incredible amount of submissions, over 600, and the impressive caliber and quality of the films across the genres of documentary, feature, and short.

 “ It has been really hard to make a selection from so many submissions to our festival. But the great amount of good films from all over the world is also a sign of how much ZIFF is considered one of the greatest festival in the African continent and internationally …

 

Filmmakers from over 70 countries submitted films and amongst those countries represented in the final selection are Kenya, Canada, Spain, France, South Africa, Tanzania, India, Australia, the United States, Nigeria, Rwanda, Brasil, Ghana, Chad, Uganda, Mozambique, Hungary, the UK, and Ethiopia amongst others.

Films will compete across various categories including the official ZIFF awards of the Golden Dhow, the Sembene Ousmane Award, Best African Film, The Adiaha Award for Best African Female Documentary Filmmaker, Best International Film, Best Film from the Dhow Countries, the Emerson of Zanzibar award and the Trace East African Music Award amongst a host of others. The honour of the ZIFF opening night this year will see the World Premiere of the Tanzanian comedic feature film T- Junction directed by Amil Shivji. The film includes some new acting faces and is an honest and amusing look at modern urban life in Tanzania.

The film stars Magdalena Christopher and Hawa Ally as the two girls at the centre of the story. Other highlights in the selection include Mbithi Masya’s poetic feature film Kati Kati, a Kenyan film that won the Prize of the International Film Critics at the Toronto Film Festival, Florian Schott’s Katutura one of the few feature films to come out of Namibia, and Klumeni, a new style of bongo movies from director Ernest Napoleon.

 

ZIFF is also excited to include Winnie the newest documentary on Winnie Mandela to come out of South Africa, directed by Pascale Lamche. Another exciting inclusion in the schedule sees the return of well known and respected documentary filmmaker Nick Broomfield to ZIFF with his latest documentary on Whitney Houston, Whitney: Can I Be Me The has been making headlines across the world since its recent premiere.

 

The Ivory Game is another Netflix documentary from Executive Producer Leonardo di Caprio and dire

 

Check out the list down here


1. ESCAPE african AGNIESZKA PIOTROWSKA,

JOE NJAGU

United Kingdom

ZIMBABWE

2 PILI international LEANNE WELHAM United Kingdom

3 MAWLANA african MAGDY AHMED ALI Egypt

4 VAYA african AKIN OMOTOSO South Africa

5 KATI KATI african MBITHI MASY Kenya

6 JUST NOT MARRIED african UDUAK-OBONG PATRICK Nigeria

7 CALL ME THIEF african DAVID MAX BROWN  South Africa

8 THE CITIZEN international ROLAND VRANIK Hungary

9 KATUTURA  african FLORIAN SCHOTT Namibia

10 THE TRAIN OF SALT AND SUGAR

African LICINIO AZEVEDO Mozambique

11 THE LUCKY SPECIALS african REA RANGAKA South Africa

12 HALF TICKET dhow culture G. V. PRAKASH KUMAR India

13 SHAB dhow culture  ONIR India

14 WALLAY african  BERNIE GOLDBLAT Burkina Faso /

Swiss

15 RABIDITY     dhow culture AMIR AHMAD ANSARI Iran

16 THE CURSED ONES african NANA OBIRI-YEBOAH,

MAXIMILIAN CLAUSSEN

UK / GHANA

17 NGO african  ARNOLD AGANZE Uganda

18 BLACK BELGIAN african  JEAN LUC HABYARIMANA Uganda

19 HADITHI ZA

KUMEKUCHA: TUNU

african  JOHN RIBER USA/Tanzania

20 ROAD TO SUNRISE african CHARLES SHEMU JOYAH Malawi

21 KIUMENI bongo ERNEST NAPOLEON Tanzania

22 HOME COMING bongo  SEKO SHAMTE Tanzania

23 USIKU WA KIZA bongo   Tanzania

24 KEEPING PROMISES bongo   Tanzania

25 MR. KIONGOZI bongo   Tanzania

26 KITAA bongo   Tanzania

27 STOLEN SOULS bongo   Tanzania

28 GENGE bongo   Tanzania

29 WULU african DAOUDA COULIBALY Mali

30 GATE KEEPER bongo   Tanzania

31 T-JUNCTION african AMIL SHIVJI Tanzania

32 WOVEN african SALOME MULUGETA ( ); NAGWA

IBRAHIM ( );

Ethiopia

33 THE INNER STRUGGLE international MAN AHLIN DENMARK

34 KONYE: ORDER FROM

ABOVE

african STEVE AYENI Uganda

SHORT FILM

1 WHEN I WAS A CHILD INTERNATIONAL ELENA MOLINA Spain

2 YAADIKOONE INTERNATIONAL MARC PICAVEZ France

3 VINDICTE AFRICAN ANGE-RÉGIS

HOUNKPATIN

France

4 KALEIDOSCOPE AFRICAN MARTIN GITHINJI Kenya

5 CREAM AFRICAN PALESA LEBONA South Africa

6 VOICE FROM 10,000

MILES

AFRICAN OLUWADAMILOLA

OSHODI

Australia

7 KIPAWA INTERNATIONAL ELIZABETH HANSEN United States

8 KOKOTA: THE ISLET OF

HOPE

EMERSON PRIZE CRAIG NORRIS Canada

9 PURPOSE AFRICAN VICTOR OKOYE Nigeria

10 A MAN'S STORY INTERNATIONAL FERNANDO ARRIOJA Canada

11 THE GOLDFISH WHO

SWAM OUT OF THE

FISHBOWL

DHOW CULTURE TATHAGATA GHOSH India

12 MAMAN(S) AFRICAN MAÏMOUNA DOUCOURÉ France

13 #ALAKSHA DHOW CULTURE PUSHPAK JAIN India

14 M-001 AFRICAN FRANCK A. ONOUVIET Gabon

15 LODGERS AFRICAN KENI OGUNLOLA Nigeria

16 CHEUSI DAWA AFRICAN TOM JOHNS Tanzania

17 KEEPING THE BEAT EMERSON PRIZE GERAINT HILL United Kingdom

18 INDULGE ME AFRICAN IAN KITHINJI Kenya

19 THE PHOTOGRAPH AFRICAN RAHUL KUMAR SIGNH Tanzania

20 HOODED AFRICAN NJOKI MBUTHIA Kenya

21 HAIR THAT MOVES AFRICAN YOLANDA MOGATUSI South Africa

22 DAYMANE TOURS AFRICAN PEPIANG TOUFDY Chad

23 MARIA AFRICAN KAMAU WANDUNGU Kenya

24 BASTIEN AFRICAN WELKET BUNGUÉ Brazil

25 IT WORKS AFRICAN MUNEZERO EMMANUEL Rwanda

26 CHASE AFRICAN OTUTU BABAJIDE Nigeria

28 THE FLESH OF THE

HISTORY

AFRICAN FABIENNE KANOR USA

29 BLACK HEAD COW AFRICAN ELIZABETH NICHOLS Tanzania/Uk

30 AZAAD DHOW CULTURE RAHUL V. CHITTELLA India

31 BODA BODA AFRICAN JOSEPH KITSHA Uganda

32 NUBUKE AFRICAN BISMARK ARYEE Ghana

33 FREE BASICS DHOW CULTURE AMITABH AURORA India

34 SIX TO SIX AFRICAN  MIA CILLIERS South Africa

35 DEAR MR.

SHAKESPEARE

AFRICAN SHOLA AMOO UK

36 GERRETA AFRICAN MANTEGAFTOT SILESHI Ethiopia

SIYOUM

37 YAA AFRICAN ESI YAMOAH Ghana

38 MR.ABILITY AFRICAN OKUYO JOEL ATIKU

PRYNCE

Uganda

39 IBANGA

RY'UMUNEZERO (THE

SECRET OF HAPPINESS)

AFRICAN  MUTIGANDA WA

NKUNDA

Rwanda

40 SANTA KLAUS DARK

SIDE

AFRICAN  LAURENT PANTALÉON Reunion Island

41 THE HANGMAN AFRICAN  DUMISANI MVUMVU South Africa

42 THE VIRGIN VEGAN AFRICAN  REA MOETI South Africa

43 AFRO PUNK GIRL AFRICAN  ANNETTA LAUFER South Africa

44 NECTAR AFRICAN  MIREMBE DOREEN Uganda

45 ELEVEN PERCENT AFRICAN MAKELA PUPULU RDC/South

Africa

46 GIVE A MAN A MASK

AND HE WILL TELL YOU

THE TRUTH

INTERNATIONAL ERIC GAUSS

ODETTE VAN RENSBURG

USA/

ZIMBABWE

47 HARTOM INTERNATIONAL  ARKUS Abu Dhabi

48 WATU WOTE - ALL OF

US

AFRICAN  KATJA BENRATH Kenya

49 SAUTI YA KUNESA AFRICAN Tanzania

50 HOFU AFRICAN Tanzania

51 KIJANA WA ZANZIBAR AFRICAN Tanzania

52 BINTI ZANZIBAR AFRICAN Tanzania

53 JESHI LA MASHUJAA AFRICAN Tanzania

54 AS WE SEE IT AFRICAN South Africa

DOCUMENTARY

1 L'AFRICAIN QUI VOULAIT

VOLER

AFRICAN SAMANTHA BIFFOT 70 Gabon

2 CASAMANCE: LA BANDA

SONORA DE UN VIAJE.

INTERNATIONAL PALOMA ZAPATA 93 Spain

3 UPRIZE! AFRICAN SIFISO KHANYILE 58 South Africa

4 UHURU INTERNATIONAL TOM GENTLE 60 United Kingdom

5 BLOCK 5 AFRICAN MOLATELO

MAINETJE

52 South Africa

6 GILBERTE'S WORLD AFRICAN DAVID MASTERWILLE 94 Ghana

7 STRONGER THAN

BULLETS

INTERNATIONAL MATTHEW MILLAN 88 United States

8 ARTS OF THE MONSOON EMERSON PRIZE DODGE BILLINGSLEY 58 United States

9 NAIJA BETA INTERNATIONAL ARTHUR MUSAH 50 United States

10 GUANGZHOU DREAM INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIANE BADGLEY 65 United States

FACTORY

11 WINNIE AFRICAN PASCALE LAMCHE 98 South Africa

12 WHITE POTION AFRICAN ASH MSWAKI 78 Tanzania

13 TROUPES OF WAR AFRICAN DAVISON

MUDZINGWA

63 Zimbabwe

14 KEEPERS OF THE GAME INTERNATIONAL JUDD EHRLICH 82 United States

15 NOMA INTERNATIONAL PABLO PINEDO 81 Spain

16 MALI BLUES INTERNATIONAL LUTZ GREGOR 93 Germany

17 SOMEBODY CLAP FOR

ME

INTERNATIONAL LUCIANA CECCATTO

FARAH

74 Brazil

18 LES DEUX VISAGES D'UNE

FEMME BAMILEKE

AFRICAN ROSINE MBAKAM 76 Belgium

19 SINEMA UJAMAA AFRICAN SYMPHORIAN

BELLEGHE AYLIN

BASARAN

80 Tanzania

20 PEOPLE AT SEA AFRICAN  DELPHINE ITAMBI 26 Cameroon

21 TOMORROW LAND DHOW CULTURE  SARVNAZ ALAMBEIGI 70 Iran

22 THANK YOU FOR THE

RAIN

INTERNATIONAL  JULIA DAHR 86 UK

23 WORKERS CUP DHOW CULTURE  ADAM SOBEL 89 UK

24 WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME INTERNATIONAL  NICK BROOMFIELD 105 UK

25 BLAXPLOITALIAN AFRICAN  FRED KOWORNU 60 Italy

26 MAMAN COLONELLE AFRICAN  DIEUDO HAMADI 72 RDCongo

27 THE LONGEST RACE INTERNATIONAL JAVIER TRIANA &

RUBÉN SAN BRUNO

51 Spain

28 HOMELANDS INTERNATIONAL   71 Usa

29 SUBISOS’ HANDPRINT AFRICAN  Rratsheko MASHILO

NTHITE

50 South Africa

30 SAMIRA EMERSON PRIZE  NINO TROPIANO 85 Italy / Zanzibar

31 SACRED WATERS INTERNATIONAL  OLIVIER JOURDAIN 55 Belgium

32 ISHYAKA, THE WILL TO

LIVE

AFRICAN  Joseph Bitamba 56 Rwanda

33 THE IVORY GAME INTERNATIONAL  Kief Davidson,

Richard Ladkani

120 USA

34 SON OF SIMBAD: THE

CALL OF ZANZIBAR

EMERSON PRIZE  Friedrich Kluetsch 45 Germany

35 JUST LIKE YOU - KAMA

WEWE

AFRICAN  Nicholas Calvin

Mwakatobe.

  Tanzania

ANIMATION

1 TIS INTERNATIONAL CHLOË LESUEUR ( ); France

2 RUMBO INTERNATIONAL AUGUSTO GOICOECHEA Uruguay

3 DENT DE LLEÓ INTERNATIONAL JORGE BELLVER Spain

4 A FUGA INTERNATIONAL DOUGLAS ALVES

FERREIRA

Brazil

5 ROGER INTERNATIONAL SONIA CENDÓN QUIREZA

ARNAU GÒDIA

MONTESINOS

INGRID MASARNAU

AMORÓS

MARTÍ MONTAÑOLA

VILET

Spain

6 MTOTO UMLEAVYO

NDIVYO AKUAVYO



AFRICAN   Tanzania

7 EDEM (SAVED ME) AFRICAN  ZENOCK G. AMPONSAH Ghana

8 TUNU NA KITO AFRICAN Tanzania

9 MKWAVINYIKA AFRICAN   Tanzania

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