ZIFF announces official selection for Film School Competition
Mon, 12 Jun 2017 16:06
Earlier this year, The Zanzibar International Film Festival announced the launch of a new category for film students from across Africa - the ZIFF Film School Competition.
ZIFF was overwhelmed by the positive response towards the category, with dozens of entries being received from across the continent, including young filmmakers from primary and high schools from across Kenya.
The diversity of entries was also reflected in the ages of applicants as well as in the regions from where films were submitted.
This is a reflection of a healthy interest in film from the next generation of filmmakers, ZIFF says.
Overall 18 films have been selected, along with a selection of films from young Kenyan students. Film entries to be screened for the Film School competition come from Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda; with South Africa dominating with eight films.
The films will be screened at the Kijiji Hall at Double Tree by Hilton Hotel on 9 July 2017.
Students from across the continent will be in attendance at ZIFF to view the films and also to take part in educational and interactive workshops on 10 July.
Due to the massive demand from students, unfortunately no new registrations will be taken for this day of workshops, although ZIFF is presenting a host of other workshops that all can be applied for on the ZIFF website," ZIFF informs.
The Film School Programme workshops will include both technical and theoretical sessions all aimed at assisting young filmmakers on their career journies, the ZIFF statement concludes.