Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)


ZIFF is East Africa’s largest film, music and arts festival, bringing new talents together from all over the world for a Zanzibar Tamasha.

Each year, some of the most captivating and cutting-edge cinema from Africa and beyond is screened in venues across the island. From world-premiers to local shorts, they’ve got it all, with a long history of showcasing the highest quality film from all over the world. Films are submitted based on a yearly theme and entered into various categories and competitions. The final night is an awards night, where the winning films are recognized and celebrated.

ZIFF also puts on the island’s best parties. Live music, dance, DJs and performance across several venues means that carnival fever hits Zanzibar for 2 weeks! ZIFF brings in musicians from all over Africa, as well as recognized international acts.

A Zanzibar institution, ZIFF is a truly local festival, with exhibitions, workshops, and cultural tours that take you to the heart of the community. ZIFF promotes local talent in film and music, showcasing new and old creative achievements. As ZIFF comes to town, so too do opportunities for recognizing arts and crafts – the festival is always a hotbed of activity!

TZZanzibar, Tanzania


Ngome Kongwe

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