BY SHARON SIBINDI
The European Film Festival Zimbabwe (EuroFilmFestZW) 2022 is calling on filmmakers to submit entries for the third edition of the Bioskop Zimbabwe Short Film Competition.
Running under the theme Shifting Perceptions, EuroFilmFestZW will run from October 20-23 in Bulawayo and October 27-30 in Harare, in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe and its member states.
Festival coordinator, Gilmore Tee confirmed the developments to Standard Style yesterday.
“This will be the third edition of the contest, running under the theme Shifting Perceptions. Change is difficult. Often we are not ready for it, and most times we don’t want it. But we need it,” he said.
“It is a requirement if we are to move forward, if we are to remain progressive. We strike a balance when we approach things with a sense of awareness and resilience. EuroFilmFestZW 2022 is calling on all filmmakers from across Zimbabwe and in the Diaspora (Europe/Africa) to enter their films for this unique competition.”
Gilmore Tee said this year’s Bioskop will be adjudicated by an esteemed panel of judges, a selection of film professionals who are making their mark locally and internationally.
“The judging panelists are —Kalai Barlow — an award-winning Zimbabwean director and producer, whose rich and layered work is rooted in a collision of cultures, from art and design to humanitarian aid. Mattieu Eberhardt — from France and is the online director at Festival Scope. His focus is on expanding the reach of independent cinema, helping festivals go digital in the best way possible,” he said.
“Daniel Lasker — a Zimbabwean born actor and filmmaker. He is known for his appearances in Raised By Wolves on HBO Max, Noughts & Crosses on BBC One, Vagrant Queen on SYFY and Abraham Lincoln on the History Channel.
“Sibongile Mlambo — Zimbabwean born actress based in Los Angeles. She recently starred as the lead in the 2022 NAACP Image Awards nominated short, Blackout. A few of her TV credits include Lovecraft Country (HB0), God Friended Me (CBS), and Lost In Space (Netflix).
“Tongayi Chirisa — Born in Zimbabwe, Tongayi is an actor based in the U.S. His TV credits include N.C.I.S, American Horror Story and Hawaii 5-0. He was also in the highly anticipated film Antebellum, opposite Janelle Monáe, in the Lionsgate thriller.”
Gilmore Tee added: “This year’s line-up consists of screenings of prime European feature films, a curated selection of African short films ( including the winning films from the Bioskop competition), and the festivals first Input conference, a platform dedicated to the business side of film.For further information on how to submit your film, please visit the @EuroFilmFestZW social media platforms.”