All Bongo Movies stars will again congregate in Zanzibar at a Red carpet event to be organized by the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF). The likes of Lulu Michael, JB, Wema Sepetu, Irene Uwoya, Vincent Kigosi (Ray), Mzee Majuto, Cloud, Makombora, Mzee Mvita, and many more are expected to be invited to the event where the best actors and films will be awarded.

ZIFF has announced the 2013 Edition of Mini ZIFF is to be held at the Old Fort (Ngome Kongwe) in Zanzibar between 10 and 12thJanuary 2014. The Mini festival will be held alongside the 50th Anniversary celebrations of the Zanzibar revolution. The Annual Mini ZIFF is a curtain raiser to the ZIFF main festival, which will be held in 14th -22nd June 2014. The main ZIFF event is funded by ZUKU through a ten-year sponsorship.

The Festival Manager, Dean Nyalusi said that the Mini festival focuses on Swahili language films better known as Bongo Movies as encouragement to Tanzanian filmmakers to enter their films in the international edition of ZIFF. 10 nominated films will compete and 2 of those will get automatic selection to the main ZIFF competition. Categories to be awarded includes Best Actor and Best Actress, Best Director, Best Feature Film, Best Upcoming Actor/Actress, The Company that has helped film industry to grow further in Tanzania, Best Film in Sound, Best Story/Script, Best Ambassador of Tanzanian Film Industry and Life Time Achievement Award. These awards will be only for the films that have been released in 2013.

As is tradition with the Festival of the Dhow Countries there will also be a music component showcasing local talents on the last day after the awards at Old Fort Amphitheatre. The award ceremony will be on Sunday 12th January to coincide with the midnight celebrations marking the 50th Anniversary of the Zanzibar Revolution.
 This Mini ZIFF is proudly sponsored by ZUKU, Azam Marine, Filamu Central, Push Mobile, Clouds TV (Take One) and Clouds FM (Leo Tena). For submission please contact with Ibra 0713300997(DAR) au Mohd 0778685676 (ZNZ).

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