Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Zimbabwe International Film Festival Short Film Project 2015

Academic journal article Journal of Pan African Studies

Zimbabwe International Film Festival Short Film Project 2015

Article excerpt

The Short Film Project 2015 (SFP) Film Premiere and Awards ceremony held in October 2015 was of great significance to the Zimbabwe International Film Festival (ZIFF) and the local film sector. This was due to several new features.

The two SFP films, "Freedom" and "The Collector" presented important firsts. "Freedom", written by Nigel Ndlovu and directed by Tawanda Mauchaza, was ZIFFT's first Bulawayo production.

The Collector which was directed by Justice Chapwanya-Mukoena features Edith Masango, Zimbabwe's first visually impaired actress who acted as Jane, the painter. This is the first time a blind actor was featured in a film in Zimbabwe, and possibly Africa. Edith has therefore not only made history by being the first blind actress but has made ZIFFT keep on, "Celebrating a Dynamic Film Culture," as with its motto. This signifies true representation of the Zimbabwean population through this project.

Chipo Tavirai, an 18-year old girl from Zvishavane created the concept for The Collector. It is wonderful to note that the development of film is also gaining traction in the younger generation. The Awards Ceremony was exceptional in the new categories; the 'Hi-Five' Short Film Competition, and the Women Screenwriters Competition sponsored by the University of Bedfordshire. …

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