Zanzibar International Film Festival

AgamJuly 8 – 16, 2017,

Zanzibar, East Africa

WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?

The Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. ZIFF is East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival that brings new talents together from all over the world. The fest is known to feature some of the most captivating and cutting-edge films from Africa, which are screened at venues across the island. Though ZIFF premieres films from all over the world, priority is given to films from Africa and The Dhow Countries (countries of the Indian Ocean coast such as Iran, Afghanistan, India and Pakistan). The festival, earlier this year, also announced a new category for film students across Africa.

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Half Ticket

Half Ticket is the story of two brothers living in poverty and their absolute focus to get what they cannot dare to dream of. The boys collect coal from the railway tracks but they have an obsession to own a restaurant that they come across. The restaurant turns them away as ‘slum rats’ and one brother is beaten. When the video of this goes viral, the boys suddenly find themselves at the centre of national attention. The film has been directed by Samit Kakkad and features Shubham More, Vinayak Potdar, Priyanka Bose, Bhau Kadam and Usha Naik.

Agam

Agam is based on three stories set against the backdrop of Banaras, the city of Shiv, corpses and tantra. The film will have its world premiere and is selected for the long feature category. It has been directed by Sumit Mishra.

 The Goldfish Who Swam Out Of The Fishbowl

This film is about a corrupted chauffeur who has to kill a renowned scientist on the way to the airport to save his younger sister from dangerous kidnappers. The latter want to stop the scientist from carrying out his research. The film is directed by Tathagata Ghosh.

Azaad

Rahul V Chittella’s film Azaad revolves around the family of a writer who expresses his anger in his weekly columns. The film stars Atul Kulkarni.

Pushpak Jain’s Alaksha and Amitabh Aurora’s Free Basics are also selected in the category of short films which will screen at ZIFF this year.

Long Features

Agam

Call Me Thief

Black Belgian

Escape

Gate Keeper

Genge

Hadithi Za Kumekucha: Tunu

Half Ticket

Home Coming

Just Not Married

Kati Kati

Keeping Promises

Mawlana

Rabidity

Road To Sunrise

Stolen Souls

T-Junction

Usiku Wa Kiza

Vaya

Wallay

Woven

Short Films

Alaksha

A Man’s Story

Afro Punk Girl

Azaad

Chase

Cheusi Dawa

Cream

Daymane Tours

Dear Mr. Shakespeare

Free Basics

Gerreta

Give A Man A Mask And He Will Tell You The Truth

Hair That Moves

Hartom

Hofu

The Flesh Of The History

The Goldfish Who Swam Out Of The Fishbowl

Animation

A Fuga

Dent De Lleó

Edem (Saved Me)

Mkwavinyika

Mtoto Umleavyo Ndivyo Akuavyo

Roger

Rumbo

Tis

Tunu Na Kito

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