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African Film Festival Announces Best TV Series Contenders Lineup

By Irene Gaitirira
Published June 19, 2018

Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has released the list of contenders for its inaugural Best TV Series Award.Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) has released the list of contenders for its inaugural Best TV Series Award.

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On the list of 20 TV Series in competition are Giving Nature a Voice by Andrew Tkach, Keru by Victor Gatonye, Shadows by Reuben Odanga, La Msingi by Morrison Mwadulo, Fihi Season by Carol Odongo Boy, Two Sides of a Coin by Morris Simwa and Calvin Ombogo, The Yard by Jackton Busaka, Career Talk by Mark Saitabao Kaiyare, Ball’n Africa by Silalei Owuor, and Tumaini Senta by Kangethe Mungai all from Kenya.

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Also appearing on the list are Ba-Aunt by Mariam Ndagire and #Family by Kwezi kaganda Ruhinda of Uganda; Wakigwa by Richard Magumba, Siri Za Familia by Sanctus Mtsimbe and Talaaka by Nilesh Bhatt of Tanzania; Tales Of Eve | The Present Past by Imoh Umoren, This is it by Dolapo Adeleke, Crazy Lovely Cool by Obi Emelonye and Before 30 by Bodunrin ‘BB’ Sasore of Nigeria;Samba by Enah Johnscott of Cameroon; and Jab by Lucilla Blankenberg and Laddie Bosch, Umlilo by Denny Miller, Thesha by Lungelo Mdlalose, Subs by Tshego ‘Red’ Mosiane and Tseliso Monaheng, and Hard Copy and iNumber Number that are, respectively, produced by Harriet Gavshon and Tim Greene, and Siphiwe Hlabangane of South Africa.

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On the list of web series in competition are Nekros Pizza by Sean Manos and America Heard: Refuge of Hope by Yasmin Mistry of the United States of America, Chronicles of a Paranoiac by Nikita Tamarov of the Russian Federation, Prime Donne by Giacomo Spaconi, Pulpette by Michele Bevilacqua, Arcangelo Iannace and Francesco Spaziani, and Connection House by Vincenzo Cavallo of Italy, Festival Politicos by Tshego “Red” Mosiane and Misa Makwakwa Masokameng of South Africa, Kinshasa Collection by Dorothee Wenner of Germany, Loop by Fernando Perezgil, Gerardo LS and Emmanuel Basurto of Mexico,and Ngalangala by Tom Johns and Nadya by Shams Bhanji of Tanzania.

Concluding the list are Our Best Friend’s Wedding by Jerry Ossai of Nigeria and Seburikoko by Kennedy Mazimpaka of Rwanda.

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DISCOP Zanzibar is scheduled for July 11-13, 2018 in Verde Hotel Zanzibar, some two kilometres away from Stone Town, a UNESCO-declared World Heritage Site.The three-day Zanzibar TV Series Festival that incorporates the best TV and the best Web Series categories (July 12 -14, 2018) and is sponsored by The Africa Channel (TAC) is scheduled to run in the framework of the 21st ZIFF that runs July 7 – 15, 2018 in Stone Town, Zanzibar.

ZIFF says the Zanzibar TV Series Festival ‘strives to create a stage on which the foremost creators in the world of TV series come together, where tomorrow’s talents are showcased and a prestigious international competition for a wide range of genres and for series of all shapes and forms is presented.’ Consequently, it says, the festival is open to the general public as well as movie sector guests.

TAC, ZIFF says, shall present a panel discussion at at the the distribution and co-production market known as DISCOP Zanzibar (July 11 – 13, 2018) targeting ‘independent TV/content producers looking to sell their material internationally.’ The panel, it says, will cover topics such as creating for international markets, co-productions for independents, thinking beyond pan-African, and connecting Africa to the world.

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