ZIFF 2016 Film Submission – Zanzibar International Film Festival
DEADLINE 29th February 2016
The main competition (the Golden Dhow and Silver Dhow) is only for filmmakers from the Dhow countries. These include Countries of the Indian Ocean Rim and Indian Ocean Islands, including Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan; All African countries. The Sembene Ousmane Award Competition is only for African and Diaspora filmmakers and partner producers. The festival’s official film selection includes the following sections:
Official competition: feature and short films, fiction, documentary and animation films shot by African and Dhow Country directors.
Documentary section: this section is Open to all countries in all formats Films on Development: this section is open to films by Africans, African Diaspora and partner producers.
Music Video: this new session is dedicated to outstanding and creative production for music video from East Africa. Films out of Competition: this section is open to films from all countries in all formats
All films are judged by an independent jury panel.
The ZIFF Jury will offer the Dhow Awards in the following categories:
FEATURE FILMS DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS ANIMATION DHOW COUNTRIES EAST AFRICAN FILMS VIDEO MUSIC from EAST AFRICA
The Bi Kidude Chairman’s Award
SIGNIS East African Talent Award and SIGNIS Award
SEMBENE OUSMANE PRIZE FOR DEVELOPMENT FILMS for the 3 best short films
EUROPEAN AFRICAN FESTIVAL NETWORK AWARD: best African feature film
ZUKU SWAHILI AWARDS to Bongo Films in Competition
The Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation Best Film on Zanzibar Award