July 11-13, 2018
Connecting Key and Emerging Players Driving Entertainment Content Business Across East Africa and Beyond
DISCOP Zanzibar will take place during East Africa’s largest and most respected film festival at Hotel Verde, Zanzibar's greenest hotel. The Zanzibar International Film Festival, going into its 21st year attracts filmmakers, industry professionals, media and film lovers to Stone Town for 9 days of film, music, and culture.
The East African film industry is booming. Tanzania’s answer to Nollywood, popular and widely distributed Bongo Movies have revolutionized the East African film industry. Major film studio facilities have sprung up in Dar es Salaam and throughout Kenya. East Africa has become not just a desired location for international productions, but also the hub of a booming local film industry.
The Zanzibar International Film Festival is one of the largest multi-disciplinary cultural festivals in Africa dedicated to films, music and diverse form of art. Each year ZIFF display films from Africa, Middle East, Europe, Latin America, USA and Asia. The 21th Edition of ZIFF will take place 7th -15th July, 2018 in Stone town, Zanzibar. The ZIFF Festival of the Dhow Countries is organized by ZIFF, a non-governmental, non-profit organization founded in 1998 in Zanzibar to promote and showcase the culture of the Dhow Countries.