The third edition of the European Union Film Festival (EUFF) will roar to life on Tuesday at Ster Kinekor in Bulawayo and will run till Saturday 19 October 2019.
The festival is packed with films from Spain, Romania, UK, Portugal, France, Sweden, Ireland, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Austria, an assortment of drama, romantic, action films and documentaries.
“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.” said Head of EU Delegation in Zimbabwe Timo Olkkonen
“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,” added Olkkonen
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 props master 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.
Each movie screening during the Festival will be followed by a facilitated Q&A session to allow for questions, feedback and comments. Furthermore, the Zimbabwe 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 who will join this year’s edition and curate a programme of selected outstanding short films from Africa titled “Manyatta Screenings”.
The festival will run In Harare, from October 22 – 26 at Gallery Delta.