NAC calls on film makers to participate in the Piton international film festival

By Patience Nyagato

A call has been made for filmmakers to tap into the opportunities presented by the Piton International Film Festival.

Aimed at enhancing filmmaking on the continent, the second edition of the film festival is expected to commence this May.

The festival gives local film-makers an opportunity to exchange notes with other acclaimed creative’s from ten African countries that participate in the film fiesta, including Nigeria and South Africa.

“It involves a lot of interaction between the filmmakers themselves and the experts that are brought in by the festival. It encourages collaboration among artists from different groups because of the virtual nature of the event. Both seasoned and upcoming artists can participate and benefit from the mentorship. We are calling on entries from film makers in Zimbabwe,” National Arts Council Communication And Marketing Manager Rodney Ruwende said.

In its debut appearance last year, the festival saw the collaboration of the country’s Gesh23 Media and Uganda’s King Paul Media in the production of a short film dubbed ‘Find Me’.

Renowned and upcoming artists are eligible to participate in the festival that will feature films from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Malawi, Morocco, Tanzania, Namibia and Cameroon.