Film festival for Kwekwe

Aspiring young film-makers will be showcasing their talent at the Midlands film festival, being hosted by the Kwekwe Arts and Media Centre next month.

“We believe Zimbabwe has very good film and drama actors, but what is lacking is experience and proper training.” – Kudakwashe Zvarayi.
“We believe Zimbabwe has very good film and drama actors, but what is lacking is experience and proper training.” – Kudakwashe Zvarayi.

The two-day festival is the first of its kind in the Midlands mining town.

KWAMEC’s Kudakwashe Zvarayi told The Zimbabwean that the festival was meant to improve the quality of drama and film productions, not only in the Midlands but nationwide as well.

“This festival will bring together film and drama producers in the province and try to come up with a possible way forward on the future of the industry in the country. We have realised that most of our local actors lack the necessary depth in film-making,” said Zvarayi.

During the festival, Zvarayi said up-and-coming film-makers would be able to share notes and discuss their craft with accomplished South African film-makers.

“We believe Zimbabwe has very good film and drama actors, but what is lacking is experience and proper training in areas such as scriptwriting, storyline and lighting. Most of our actors are pretenders and chancers who are only after quick money,” he said.

Zimbabwe film industry standards, once the envy of many African nations, are falling, not least because of the migration of talent out of the country.

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