ZIFF 2006 Award Winners

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In a colourful Awards Ceremony that took place on Saturday 2 September at Westgate Shopping Mall, a number of filmmakers walked away with coveted stone sculpture awards designed by Dominic Benhura. ZIFF 2006 celebrated excellence in film, with performances by Tumbuka, Zvishamiso, Rocqui and a surprise appearances by Dr. Zoba himself! Hosted by Tich Mataz and graced by a who’s who of the local entertainment scene, as well as representatives from the local diplomatic and corporate communities, the event saw hundreds of people flocking to Westgate to witness the event live. Some of the evening’s presenters included Tendai Musoni, Steve Chigorimbo, Titus Chipangura and the animated character “Sekuru”.


Seven outstanding Zimbabwean projects and personalities were honoured on the night in various categories.



Documentary and Short Films Awards


Best Documentary
The Mother’s House
Directed by Francois Verster
South Africa


Documentary Special Jury Mention
Lost Children
Directed by Oliver Stoltz and Ali Samadi Ahadi
Germany


Best Short Film
Melodrama
Poland


Short Film Special Jury Mention
Chipo Changu
Directed by Arnold Shoko
Zimbabwe


Best Animated Film
Zero Degree
Directed by Omid Khoshnazar
Iran


Short Film Project Award
The Search
Written by Charles Mawungwa
Directed by Brighton Tazarurwa
Zimbabwe


Calabash Award for Best Zimbabwean Production
Evil in Our Midst
Produced & Directed by Anopa Makaka
Zimbabwe


Feature Film Awards


Best Actor in a Leading Role
Imad Creidi in the role of Zozo
Zozo
Sweden


Best Actress in a Leading Role
Krystyna Feldman in the role of Nikifor
My Nikifor
Poland


Best Screenplay
Éléonore Faucher, Gaelle Macé
A Common Thread
France


Best Director
Ousmane Sembene
Moolaadé
Senegal


Special Jury Mentions in the Feature Film Category
Go for Zucker (Germany)
Appleseed (Japan)


Best Picture
Paradise Now
France/Germany/ Netherlands/Israel/Palestine


African Co-Production Forum Winners
Charity Maruta for the project Echoing Silence
Mary-Ann Mandishona for the project Flamelily
ACF/Talent Campus Winner
Musekiwa Samuriwo for the project Cup of Glory



Zimbabwe Film Service Award
Stephen Chigorimbo

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