> Re: The first Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF)
> 11TH - 18TH JULY '98
> We would like to bring to your attention, the first Zanzibar
> International Film Festival (ZIFF) which will be held here in
> from July, 11th to 18th this year. This festival, which is for the
> first time in history, bringing together films from all the "Dhow
> (African Countries, Gulf Countries, Pakistan, India, Indonesia, Sir
> Lanka and all the Indian Ocean Archipelago), will in addition to the
> regular section of the festival, introduce a Children Animation
> Workshop, Women, Children, Youth films and Environmental Panoramas.
> There will also be a special workshop on the burning issue of the
> Intellectual Property (Copyright) Laws.
> The festival will therefore having the following sections:
> 1. Competitive Categories
> (a) Feature films by Directors from the Dhow Countries, and
> (b) Short features /drama and or documentary films by Directors
> of the Dhow Countries.
> 2. Non- competition categories
> (a) International feature films exploring the theme of illusion
> and reality - (the very soul of Zanzibar)
> (b) Panorama and retrospectives on children and youths.
> (c) Environmental panoramas
> (d) Special Women and Children's rights panoramas
> (e) Indian panorama, and
> (f) Cinema of the world (consisting of exceptional panoramas and
> retrospectives and recent award-winning and critically acclaimed
> 3. Workshops
> (a) An International Copyright Laws Workshop.
> (b) Children Animation Workshop
> Films for the entrance into ZIFF '98 will be those which will have
> been pre-selected by ZIFF preview committee, and these will be
> screened in
> accordance with the rules and regulations of the International
> Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF), Paris. Entry forms
> and video copy of the films should be received by ZIFF office not
> later than 1st May, 1998, and the last date for receiving film prints
> publicity material is 20th May, 1998.
> Meanwhile, we would particularly appreciate your collaboration and
> assistance in obtaining any feature films or short films on and for
> children, or women and environmental films and at least one or two of
> the most highly-acclaimed films or award winning films from your
> country, made after January, 1996 for the main competition or
> non-competition panoramas.
> We intend to invite a certain number of foreign celebrities, mostly
> filmmakers and personalities connected with outstanding participating
> The Co-ordinator
> Zanzibar International Film Festival
> P.O BOX 3032 Zanzibar, Tanzania
> Tel. 255 54 33408/30609 Fax. 255 54 33406/33135
> Web site: www.zanzibar.org/ziff.