Short film competition, ‘Crossing Borders’

The European Film Festival Zimbabwe and the BIOSKOP! Short Film Competition Zimbabwe is back, running on the theme, ‘Crossing Borders’, set to offer local creatives to showcase their talent and the European community to also display their own cinema.


BIOSKOP! Short Film Competition Zimbabwe is an annual event that celebrates the creativity of Zimbabwean filmmakers. The short films explore the unique worldview and experiences by Zimbabweans.

The winning film will be awarded cash prize and screened at the European Film Festival Zimbabwe which will be held in Bulawayo and Harare from 20till 28th of October, 2023.

To be eligible for this competition you must be of Zimbabwean heritage, based, living or working in Zimbabwe or in any European or African country.

Participating filmmakers who have family members organising or judging the competition must advise the Festival Coordinators of their relationship with the of participating jury/judges to avoid conflict of interest.

Jury/Judges related to any filmmaker will not be allowed to adjudicate in the category of the said filmmaker.

This will ensure that the adjudication process remains transparent and fair. Violation of this Advisory will constitute disqualification of your film from the competition.

● OFFICIAL (JURY) COMPETITION/CATEGORIES/AWARDS/PRIZE MONEY

1. An independent jury panel made up of industry professionals, academics, community, and business leaders judge all films in the official competition.

2. The categories/awards are as follows, with the selected winners receiving a cash prize:

● Best Narrative Short – Winner USD 400
● Best Documentary Short – Winner USD 400
● Best Sound Editing – Winner USD 200
● Best Cinematography – Winner USD 200
● Best Diaspora Film – Winner USD 200

With no entry fee to submit, Zimbabwe’s film creators are advised to follow the following instructions:
Click on the Film Freeway BIOSKOP! Zimbabwe Short Film competition link below, click the submit button and fill in the required information. Submissions will be open until 2nd of September 2023 (12pm CAT).

● HOW DO I SUBMIT MY FILM?

Click on the Film Freeway BIOSKOP! Zimbabwe Short Film competition link below, click the submit button and fill in the required information. Submissions will be open until 2nd of September 2023 (12pm CAT). NO Entry fee required.

⏩: https://filmfreeway.com/TheEuropeanFilmFestivalZimbabwe




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