LAST night the 15th edition of Zanzibar International Film Festival was inaugurated. Opening film was the animated film from Kenya, Wageuzi.The audience can now look forward to nine days full of film screenings, seminars and parties.
Director of Tourism in Zanzibar, Ali Khalid Mirza held an opening speech before the curtain went up, as did the Festival's Chief Executive Officer, Dr Ikaweba Bunting.
Opening the ceremony, Dr Ikaweba Bunting said ZIFF is to be a cornerstone building block of an infrastructure that will generate employment and economic activities for livelihood in the entertainment and creative content industry.
"It is not a secret that it is extremely difficult for African artist to, especial film makers to access markets and venues to exhibit their works, ZIFF has done that and we expect to achieve more", says Bunting.