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The European Film Festival Zimbabwe (EuroFilmFestZW), in partnership with the European Union Delegation to Zimbabwe and its member states, is happy to announce the return of the Bioskop Zimbabwe Short Film Competition.

This will be the third edition of the contest, running under the theme ‘Shifting Perceptions’.

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EuroFilmFestZW 2022 is calling on all filmmakers from across Zimbabwe and in the diaspora (Europe/Africa) to enter their films for this unique Competition!

This year 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 –  Mattieu is 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.

Daniel Lasker – Daniel is a Zimbabwean born Actor and Filmmaker. He is known for his appearance in “Raised Bv 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.

The competition is part of this year’s EuroFilmFestZW 2022 program, which runs from 20-23 October in Bulawayo, and 27-30 October in Harare. 

This years 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.

How to apply

Zimbabwean filmmakers are encouraged to submit their short films for consideration before the 31st of July 2022.


For further information on how to submit your film, please visit the EuroFilmFestZW social media platforms.


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