Ghanaian Films in ZIFF 2018 Official Selection – BusinessGhana News

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) is pleased to announce the official selection of films in competition for 2018. The festival will take place in various venues in and around Stone Town Zanzibar from July 7th – 15th 2018.

 

This year saw a record number of entries across all categories with over 4,000 film submitted across the various entry platforms. This year also saw a marked increase in the amount of documentaries submitted, with over 800 being entered for consideration. With nearly 400 features being submitted, the selection process for 2018 was extremely difficult. 

 

Entries were also received from all over the world with submissions coming from over 140 countries, with the USA and India leading the number of submissions. East African filmmakers have also shown amazing interest in ZIFF with Ugandan filmmakers submitting 55 films, 54 from Kenya, and Tanzania 31.

 

The films in selection cross a broad spectrum of topics and genres and represent over 40 countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda South Africa, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Iraq, Western Sahara, Niger, Iran, The United States, France, Ghana, Belgium, Tunisa, Swaziland, India, United Kingdom and many more.

 

Festival Director Fabrizio Colombo had this to say of the selection process and the final line-up:

 

“The sheer number of film submissions for ZIFF 2018 was a surprise.  It is rewarding to see how much our Festival is growing and is attracting so many filmmakers around the world, but especially from our continent. We tried to stick close to our theme for this year, celebrating the courage of many filmmakers who are telling the truth and speaking out for positive change in this world. Surely, some films selected will shake the power systems and old mentalities and that is what cinema is all about, challenging perceptions and imagining a different world.

 

Finally, I’m glad to see the potentiality of the cinema industry in East Africa, and I have to mention particularly the creativity of young Tanzanian filmmakers that through their short films are truly showing the new wave of cinema in Tanzania. We invite all cinema lovers to join us this year in Zanzibar!”

 

The official selection for Best Web, TV, and Student films will also be announced shortly. For more information please visit www.ziff.or.tz

 

OFFICIAL SELECTION ZIFF 2018

 

 

FEATURE FILMS

Country

Category

Directors

18 Hours

Kenya

Main Competition

Njue Kevin

Bahasha

Tanzania

Main Competition

John Riber/Jordan Riber

Balon

Italy/Sierraleone

International

Pasquale Scimeca

Days of Night

Tanzania

Swahili Comp

Nilesh Bhatt

Fatuma

Tanzania

Hors Competition

Jordan Riber

Golnesa

Iran, Islamic Republic of

Dhow Cultures

SATTAR CHAMANI GOL

Hakkunde

Nigeria

Main Competition

Asurf oluseyi

Kasala

Nigeria

Main Competition

EMA EDOSIO

Liyana

Swaziland

Main Competition

Aaron Kopp

Love and Shukla

India

Dhow Cultures

JATLA  SIDDARTHA

Majan

Iran

Dhow Cultures

 

Safari

Tanzania

Main Competition

Freddy Feruzi 

Segere

Tanzania

Main Competition

takura maurayi

Supa Modo

Kenya

Main Competition

 

The  Cut

Kenya

Main Competition

Peter Wangugi Gitau

The Desert Voices

Morocco

Main Competition

Daoud AOULAD-SYAD 

The Forbidden

Uganda

Main Competition

Kizito Samuel Saviour

The Great Muse

Saud Arabia

Dhow Cultures/International

Bentley Brown

The Wedding Ring

Niger

Main Competition

Rahmatou Keita

When I become a Butterfly

Iran

Dhow Cultures

 

 

 

 

 

DOCUMENTARY FILMS

 

 

 

3 Stolen Cameras

Western Sahara

Doc International

R??FILM, Equipe Media

A Memory In Three Acts

Mozambique

Doc

Inadelso Cossa

Afia Attack: Trading Behind Enemy Line

Nigeria

Doc

Ujuaku Akukwe

Birds

Algeria

Doc

Berkri Salima Louisa

BURKINAB?? RISING: the art of resistance in Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso

Doc International

Iara Lee

Children of Drum: The Legacy of Black Journalists in Apartheid-era South Africa

USA/SA/SPAIN

Doc International

Larry Tung

Common Threads-Fabrics from India for Africa

India

Dhow Cultures

 

dancedance/RE???VOLUTION

South Africa

Doc

 

Effata Road

Italy

Doc International

 

Fearless

United States

Doc International

Jasmine Cannon, Branden Hampton, Yingxu Jane Hao 

Ghana for you

Belgium/Ghana

Doc

Adams Mensah

I am Sheriff

Southafrica

Doc

 

In the name of Your Daughter

Canada/Tanzania

Doc International

Giselle Portenier

Kimpa Vita: The Mother of the African Revolution

DRC/Angola

Doc

NE KUNDA NLABA

Kinshasa Makambo

DRC

Doc

Dieudo Hamadi 

Making Ends Meet

Zimbabwe

Doc

Thomas Muziyirwa

New Moon

Kenya

Doc

Philippa Ndisi-Herrmann

Nice Very Nice

Algeria

Doc

El Kheyer Zidani

Owino

Spain/Kenya

Doc International

Javier Mar??n, Yusuf Razzaque

Poetry is My Rifle

Brazil

Doc International

Fernando Salinas, Victor Hugo Liporage

SILAS: No more business as usual

Liberia/Kenya/USA

Doc

 

Sing it Loud – Luthers Heirs in Tanzania

Germany

Doc International

Julia Irene Peters, Co Director: Jutta Feit

Skulls

South Africa/Germany/Namibia

Doc

Vincent Moloi

The Flesh Business

Kenya

Doc

Denis Wanjohi Maina

Vivre Riche

France/Ivory Coast

Doc

Jo??l Akafou

Voodoo

USA

Doc

Djimon Hounsou

Wahenga (The Ancestors)

Tanzania

Doc

Amil Issa Shivji, Rebecca Corey

Who Am I

Kenya

Doc

Nick Reding, Wanuri Kahiu

Your Music Your Voice

Uganda

Doc 

Edmond Tamale

Zone-III (3)

Central African Republic

Doc International

Pascale SERRA

 

 

 

 

SHORT FILMS

 

 

 

15minutes

DRC

Short

Sady

Al Sheikh Noel

Iraq

Dhow Culture

saad al-essamy

Antananarivo

Madagascar

Short

Haminiaina Ratovoarivony

Are You Volleyball?!

Iran

Dhow Culture

Mohammad Bakhshi

Armstrong

Nigeria

Short

Omoruyi Irabor

Aya

Tunisia

Short

Moufida Fedhila

Blind Date

South Africa

Short

Fanyana Hlabangane

Boxed

Kenya/USA

Short

Wanjiru Njendu

Broken Dream

Tanzania

Short

Francis Nyerere

Calling The Stars

Ethiopia

Short

Adanech Admassu

Carver 

Rwanda

Short

Alexandre Sibomana

CLENCH – Life of a Creative

Kenya

Short

Mark Ayabei

Figure

United Kingdom

International

Lanre Malaolu

Forgive Me, Father

United Kingdom

Short

Doreen Nasimbwa

Hatia

Tanzania

Short

Christina Pande

Hatua kwa Hatua/Step by step

Tanzania

Short Internatinal

Judith 

I Know You Don’t 

India

Dhow Culture

Vishal Ashok Jaiswal

Icyasha

Rwanda

Short

Clementine Dusabejambo

Imara

Kenya/Rwanda

Short

Samuel Wanjohi

Imfura

Switzerland/Rwanda

Short

Samuel Ishimwe

In My Father’s Village

Zimbabwe

Short

Tapiwa Kapuya

Kaniama Show

 

Short

Jacques-Henri

Kuncup

Indonesia

Dhow Culture

M. Myrdal Muda

Kyenvu

Uganda

Short

Kemiyondo Coutinho

Leah

Tanzania

Short

Esther Mndeme

Les Cordes du Destin/Destiny’s Strings

 

Short

Lamia

Mma Moeketsi 

South Africa

Short

RAE MOETI

MY CHILDREN

Tanzania

Short

Louis Shoo

Mzazi Rafiki

Tanzania

Short

Yaki Bozi

Neophobia

Kenya

Short

Mark Maina

Njiti

Tanzania

Short

Dorice Mollel

Nomfundo

South Africa

Short

Sihle Hlophe

Pendo

Kenya

Short

Faith Musembi

Raat (Night)

Pakistan

Dhow Culture

Abdullah Waseem

Ranim/Escape

 

Short

Rim

Sacril??ge

Switzerland/France

International

Christophe M. Saber

sevgi dedi??in/what you call love

 

Short Internatinal

f?rat

Still Water Runs Deep

USA/Nigeria

Short

Abbesi Akhamie

Sukari

Tanzania

Short

Hatibu Madudu

Tamala

Tanzania

Short

Goodhope Elieskia

The Bad Mexican 

Uganda

Short

Loukman Ali

The Deep Place

Ghana

International

Lindsay Branham , Andrew Michael Ellis

The Island

Rwanda

Short

Yuhi Amuli 

The School Bag

India

Dhow Culture

Dheeraj Jindal

Until The Silence Comes

South Africa

Short

Puleng Stewart, Jannous Aukema

Versnel

 

Short

Dian

Visions

Nigeria

Short

Abba T. Makama, C.J. Obasi, Michael Gouken Omonua

White on Black

Senegal

Short

Samba Diao, Francois Joannon

Zawadi

Tanzania

Short Internatinal

Clotilde Bertet 

Zenith

 

Short

Elianette Foumbi

 

 

 

 

AFRICAN ANIMATION FILMS

 

 

 

“CRUSH”

Nigeria

 

Stephen

A Kalabanda Ate My Homework

Uganda

 

Raymond Malinga

Belly Flop

South Africa

 

 

DAWN OF THUNDER

Nigeria

 

Kolawole

Enjoying Songs

Madagascar

 

Sitraka

GOT FLOWERS TODAY

Nigeria

 

JIBRIL

Lullaby from the Crypt

South Africa

 

Earle

Nguema

Tanzania

 

 

The red butterfly

Tunisia

 

Omar

Tiraogo

Burkina Faso

 

Andr?? Daniel TAPSOBA

 

 

 

 

SWAHILI COMPETITION

 

 

 

Bahasha

Feature

Tanzania

 

Broken Dream

Short

Tanzania

 

Days of Night

Feature

Tanzania

 

Fatuma

Feature

Tanzania

 

Hatia

Short

Tanzania

 

Hatua kwa Hatua

Short

Tanzania

 

Leah

Short

Tanzania

 

My Children

Short

Tanzania

 

Mzazi Rafiki

Short

Tanzania

 

Njiti 

Short

Tanzania

 

Pendo

Short

Kenya

 

Safari

Feature

Tanzania

 

Segere

Feature

Tanzania

 

Sukari

Short

Tanzania

 

Tamala

Short

Tanzania

 

The Cut

Feature

Kenya

 

Zawadi

Short

Tanzania

 

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