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Call to action – Zanzibar International Film Festival, now accepting entries
 
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (sponsored by Zuku), is the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa dedicated to the exhibition of films, music and panorama.
The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is currently accepting applications for all African films (including African Diaspora) and films from the Dhow Countries’ region - South East Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, The Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean Islands. Films must be directed by an African or from a Dhow country and produced after 2009.
Films should preferably depict the Festival theme; Global Images Meet in Zanzibar which conveys the idea of merging realities in a global village, cultural encounter, engagement and exchange. Films reflecting the theme of global cultural interaction, cultural encounter or sociocultural commentary will be given priority and filmmakers are encouraged to submit works in any genre, in features, documentaries, short films, animation and music videos. ZIFF will accept submissions of works in progress; however, films must be completed no later than May 15, 2013.
Submission deadline is 30 March 2013 and completed entries must include:
·         Press kit including technical and artistic data, synopsis in English, photographs, posters, press articles, etc.
·         2 DVDs of the film for selection + jury purposes
·         Bio-data of the director
 
Submissions should be sent to:
 
ZIFF:
Att: CEO / Festival Director, Prof Ikaweba Bunting
"OLD FORT" Ngome Kongwe
P.O. BOX 3032, ZANZIBAR, TANZANIA
Tel: (255) 773 411 499
Fax: (255) 777 419 955
Email: filmdept(at)ziff.or.tz
Please include synopsis, photographs, director's bio-data and 2 DVDs
 
Zuku, the east African three-in-one service provider sponsors ZIFF, in a 10 year deal (2012-2022) focusing on supporting ZIFF’s film and festival promotion and marketing program worth $100,000 per annum.


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