Somali Magazine – The European Union has lined up 6 European and 21African movies, extending across 6 days and two vibrant cities, the festival promises an array of compelling elements: engaging input sessions, enriching masterclasses, stimulating discussions, and the thrilling BIOSKOP competition, prepare to embark on a journey into a realm of storytelling, cultural exchange, filmmaking, and creative exploration.
This is part of this year’s European Film Festival Zimbabwe making a captivating entrance in Harare and Bulawayo, offering a grand cinematic extravaganza.
“Movies serve as a universal language for cultural encounters, transcending boundaries, and uniting people through shared stories. This year’s European Film Festival has taken another step forward towards becoming a Zimbabwe-EU platform for savouring European and African cinema and for fostering the growth of the Zimbabwean local film industry,” remarked Jobst von Kirchmann, Ambassador of the European Union to Zimbabwe.
The EuroFilmFestZW is not confined to Europe, Africa, or Zimbabwe alone. This year, the festival’s theme is “Crossing Borders.” A theme that resonates with the European Union and its Member States’ commitment to fostering exchanges through all forms of cultural expression, including the medium of filmmaking. Anticipate films that explore a myriad of ways in which people traverse borders, be it physical journeys or a metaphorical leap into uncharted territories… Anticipate an adventure.
Highlight of EU Zimbabwe film festival
• 37 movies and shorts: 6 from Europe, 21 from Africa, including 10 shorts from Zimbabwe
• BIOSKOP Short Film Competition: Celebrate the creativity of Zimbabwean filmmakers.
• African Filamu Shorts: Journey through 10 short films that shed light on the unique experiences of Africans.
• Input Conference: Explore the prospects and challenges of Zimbabwean film and media as they venture into the digital realm.
• Masterclasses: Immerse yourself in the wisdom of experienced filmmakers and industry professionals.
• Workshops: Dive into the world of filmmaking, screenwriting, and editing with hands-on workshops.
Additionally, this year marks a significant milestone as the European Union proudly collaborates with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) for the first time in this festival.