viloleVilole Images Productions (VIP) announces that the Shungu Namutitima (Smoke That Thunders) International Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ) invites local and international filmmakers to submit documentaries, short films and full-length feature films to submit entries.

SHUNAFFoZ runs from 28 July to 2 August in Livingstone in Zambia with various activities including screenings at the theatre and in surrounding partner communities and adjacent villages.

Forums and conferences with themes focusing on women and women with disability rights will feature at the festival and the critique and appraisal of the current and future state of Zambia’s arts and culture sector, marking the country’s 50th Independence Golden Jubilee.

A project of VIP, the theme for SHUNAFFoZ is ‘Entrenching Women, Girls and Disability Rights – 50 Years Later’. The festival is a platform for networking, mentorship and promotion of the films with themes that inspire and contribute towards positive social change.

The use of art of film is a tool for human rights advocacy through theatrical and community screenings, film skills enhancement, film production, development in trade in film and television products in Africa, exhibiting Zambian artistic / film talent, host film / arts forums, honouring deserving humanitarians, filmmakers and productions that inspire and contribute towards social change and promote Livingstone / Zambia as locations for filming with inclusion of women and persons with disabilities.

Submission of products should be in DVD PAL format only with the requested press package. Uncompleted and late entries will not be accepted. The deadline for entries is 30 June 2014.

• The film(s) should have good production and entertainment quality
• The film(s) may be entered for competition or out of competition
• The film(s) should have been produced with the last five (5) years
• Films submitted into the competition will be adjudicated by a jury / juries selected by the festival and the competition decision(s) by the jury shall be final
• The audience will also have the privilege to award a feature film of their choice, and movies from all over the world are legible to enter for the competition

Mark your package ‘NVC – No Commercial Value-Film Festival Entry’ so duties and packages are not incurred when the package is brought to Zambia.

Contact the Festival Director / Coordinator for additional information:

The Festival Coordinator
Shungu Namutitima International
Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ)
PO Box 60080

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