The EU Film Festival is back in Zimbabwe for its third edition with exciting new offerings for local filmmakers and enthusiasts and a programme packed with arthouse and blockbuster movies. Everyone is on the guest list: All screenings are for FREE!
The EUFF kicks off in Bulawayo from 15 – 19 October at Ster Kinekor. In Harare, the curtain will rise on 22 – 26 of October at Gallery Delta. Once again, the European Union and its Member States set the stage with the line-up of an acclaimed assortment of films.
Says Ambassador Timo Olkkonen, Head of the EU Delegation in Zimbabwe: “This year’s EU Film Festival offers a fresh cinematic experience: the programme presents art on a big screen canvas. Whilst many movies are internationally acclaimed and awarded, the focus moves away from mainstream narratives to a more diverse and visually unique storytelling approach. Our cinematic trip through Europe takes us to various countries, travels through various genres and covers a variety of topics – there is a movie for every taste.”
In 2019, and for the first time, the EU Film Festival also broadens its scope to the Zimbabwean filmmaker scene. Part of the festival programme is a Masterclass for local filmmakers. The Masterclass will be facilitated by Ugandan-Belgian propsmaster Isaac Simba, who has worked on different international productions in Africa such as Sara’s Notebook, Queen of Katwe and Journey of Jamaa. His workshop will focus on elaborating the importance of property and set dressing in a film frame and will take place in Bulawayo and Harare respectively.
Additionally, each movie screening during the Festival will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session to allow for questions, feedback and comments. Furthermore, the Zimbabwean film industry will have the opportunity to host inputs session on various self-chosen topics to share, discuss and learn from each other. Both Q&A sessions are open to everyone who is interested, attendance is free.
The EU Film Festival is also proud to announce the award-winning film producer Kibby Fioria will join this year’s edition and curate a programme of selected outstanding short films from Africa titled “Manyatta Screenings”.
Much more information on all the films, the programme and side events is available on the dedicated Facebook page @EUFilmFestivalZimbabwe, or from our media partners @GilmoreTee and @PaperBagAfrica on Twitter, @EarGroundZW on Facebook and and LifeWalkTV on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. https://www.facebook.com/EUFilmFestivalZim/
The Full program for the festival is below.