Shungu Namutitima calls for entries

PARTICIPANTS at last year’s Shungu Namutitima Festival.

THE Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ) to be held in December in Livingstone by Vilole Images Productions under the theme “Inclusive Communities” has opened entries for film-makers to submit their works.
The 11th anniversary of Shungu Namutitima, which means the smoke that thunders, is accepting Zambian and African films into the competition. However, films from all over the world are welcome for screenings.
“Vilole Images is pleased to invite filmmakers to submit documentaries, short films, and full-length feature films to the Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival of Zambia. The festival will run from Friday 2 to December 10 in Livingstone, the tourist capital of Zambia. Deadline for submission is Monday 3 October, 2016,” reads a statement by Vilole Images made available to the Weekend Mail in Lusaka.
“Besides the theatrical, institutional and community screenings, lined up are film forums and a conference. Also planned are a set of film skills and production workshops and forums filled with exciting activities. It will conclude with a gala and award night on 10 December 2016 at Maramba Cultural Village.
“Deserving filmmakers who have produced quality films with an aspect that touches on or demonstrate alignment with the main theme ‘Inclusive Communities’ from Zambia and Africa will be awarded. Submission of products should be in DVD PAL format only with the requested press package.”
To be eligible for the competition, the film should have good production and entertainment quality and must have been produced within the last five years.
Films submitted into the competition will be adjudicated by a jury selected by the festival but the audience will also have the privilege of selecting a feature film of its choice.
The other information that needs to be provided includes a one-page synopsis of the story in English, at least two different stills, a list of credits, a short biography of the director, a filmography of the director and producer and a press kit.

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