Six Kenyan films meet the Zanzibar Film Festival cut


Six Kenyan films have made it to the hotly contested 16th edition of the celebrated annual Zanzibar International Film Festival [ZIFF] shortlist. They are part of the 80 films shortlisted for the Zuku-sponsored festival.

The Kenyan productions which captivated the judges are; Jinna Mutune's Leo, a compelling story of dreaming, daring and believing in one’s self, Ng’endo Mukii's Yellow Fever, an animation that explores the globalisation of beauty ideals and its impact on African women’s self image and two fiction films Calling Home by Inna and Amirah Tajdin's Fluorescent Sin. Two Kenyan documentaries ‘Gun to Tape’ and ‘My Zanzibar’; Passing on Cultural Heritage by David Forbes and Feisal Malik respectively also made the list.

The 80 selected films are featured in four categories: ZIFF Competition, Sembene Prize, Bongo Movies, and Out of Competition. The festival is scheduled to kick off on June 29, with famous local and international actors and actresses expected to attend the event in Zanzibar.