Benhura designs ZIFF trophies

HARARE - Renowned artist Dominic Benhura will be designing several unique stone sculptures to be given out as trophies at this year's Zimbabwe International Film Festival.
Over 100 films will be screened during the 10-day festival, which will culminate in an awards ceremony on September 2, durin

g which winners will receive the trophies.
“I have had a long standing relationship with the festival and we support each other as artists. Such collaborations are a good thing for the country,” said Benhura.
ZIFF Trust Executive Director Farai Mpfunya praised Benhura for his invaluable contribution.
During the festival the Zimbabwe Calabash will be showcasing 17 of the best Zimbabwean films, including shorts, documentaries, animations and feature length films. Highlights of the Calabash include a cinematic debut by Arnold Shoko with his short film “Chipo Changu” about a young man who falls in love with his n’anga’s daughter. Oliver Mutukudzi lends his talent as musical director of the film.
The three features in this year’s Calabash include Anopa Makaka’s “Evil In Our Midst”, a searing indictment on child sexual abuse, Roger Hawkins’ “The Silent Fall” about intrigue in the pharmaceutical industries that exploit the HIV and AIDS pandemic, and “Police Beat” an unconventional crime drama written by Charles Mudede in which the protagonist “Z” never once acknowledges the criminal world that swirls around him. – A full diary of the events taking place during the festival can be viewed on the website

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