ZIFF 2017 Film Submission
Zanzibar International Film Festival
Deadline for submission is 15th March 2017
Submission Information & Procedure:
The Zanzibar International Film Festival is one of the largest multi-disciplinary art and cultural festival in Africa dedicated to films, music and different form of art. Each year ZIFF exhibits films from Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, USA and Asia. The 20th Edition of ZIFF will take place 8th -16th July 2017 in Stone town, Zanzibar. The theme of the Festival is Finding Joy – Kusikia Furaha
THE COMPETITION: Eligibility
The Zanzibar International Film Festival is currently accepting applications from filmmakers from around the world according to different categories of competition.
The priority is given to films from Africa and by Africans including African Diaspora.
The category INTERNATIONAL will award film from international movie panorama. ZIFF is also the festival of the Dhow Countries so it opens to films from the region- South East Asia, the Arabian Peninsula, The Persian Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, and the Indian Ocean Islands. These films have their category and prizes in the competition
Films in competition must be directed or produced from 2015.
ZIFF also reserves the right to accept any films with a specific interest to the festival. We encourage filmmakers to submit works in any genre, features, documentaries, shorts, animation and music videos.
ZIFF 2017 will award films in the following categories:
(Continent and Diaspora)
(Countries of the Indian Ocean Rim, the Arab Peninsular
and Indian Ocean Islands, including Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan)
(from all over the world with particular attention to African issues and realities)
EAST AFRICAN FILM
EAST AFRICAN VIDEO MUSIC