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Xhosa Sci-fi heads to China for international film festival

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A Xhosa Sci-fi film based in the future is set to wow audiences in China this week when it opens the international BRICS Film Festival.
Showmax partners with ZIFF: Presents Golden Dhow Award

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The Zanzibar International Film Festival is excited to announce a partnership with Showmax to support the best in African filmmaking. For the 2017 edition of ZIFF, Showmax will be sponsoring the coveted ZIFF Golden Dhow for Best Feature Film with a cash prize of USD3,000.
Congratulations, You Got Accepted! Now What? Producer Jared Ian Goldman’s 10 Steps For Festival Premiere Prep

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I repeatedly ask myself one question as I ready for a festival premiere: What’s my goal at the festival?
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 12-21 October 2017 CALL FOR ENTRIES OPEN 10 June 2017

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Long regarded as a gracious host and destination of choice for filmmakers, the City of Cape Town invites you to join us at this The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival (CTIFMF)
ZIFF ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL SELECTION: FILM SCHOOL COMPETITION

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Earlier this year, The Zanzibar International Film Festival announced the launch of a new category for film students from across Africa. ZIFF has been extremely encouraged by the massive response to the category, with dozens of entries being received from across the continent.
Virtual Reality Showcase at Durban FilmMart 2017

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An exploration of the possibilities of Virtual Reality (VR) will be one of the highlights of the 8th Durban FilmMart (DFM), Africa’s premier film finance and co-production forum, which takes place at the Tsogo Sun Elangeni Hotel from July 14 to 17 during the Durban International Film Festival.
Support a Filmmaker for the Zanzibar International Film Festival

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To assist in covering the costs of transporting and accommodating 20 African filmmakers for 3 days at ZIFF, the festival has launched a crowdfunding campaign and needs YOUR support.
The Emerson’s Zanzibar Foundation Film Award (EZMA) at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), July 2017

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Following the successful launch of the Emerson's Zanzibar Film Award (EZFA) in 2016, the board is delighted to announce a second award for the best film produced by, or involving Zanzibaris.
How to Prepare and Promote Your Film for Festivals

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You’ve just gone through the gauntlet, you’re like, ‘Dude, I’m broke and now I gotta promote it?’ But you’ve gotta find a way. What’s the point of making a movie if nobody's going to watch it?
SOKO FILAM East African Film and TV Market – ZIFF 2017

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The Zanzibar International Film Festival, in partnership with mahala.tv, is excited to announce the first annual SOKO FILAM East African Film and TV Market. SOKO FILAM will be a three-day business focused gathering from July 12th – 14th at the Hyatt Hotel in Stone Town.