BIOSKOP SHORT FILM COMPETITION Submissions will be open from 21 May 2024 until Saturday 20 July 2024 1159PM CAT.

Bioskop Short Film 2023 Winners

BIOSKOP Short Film Competition 2023 Theme: Crossing Borders

BIOSKOP! Short Film Competition Zimbabwe is an annual event that celebrates the creativity of Zimbabwean filmmakers.

With the advent of the internet and different ways of connecting with people in different places across the globe, the world has become a global village. This is also an opportunity for individuals to discover new things, careers, promote intercultural dialogue and discover new approaches. How are we using these means to our advantage and connecting with each other? Can crossing borders also affect our lives negatively, disturb our stability, and result in a shift on how we do things? Crossing borders may also mean starting a new life and losing one's identity during the process. We also have borders within ourselves, culturally, racially, religiously, or any other relatable borders. There are so many aspects that encompass the theme; therefore, we are curious to find out the filmmakers' interpretation of the theme - Crossing Borders.

This competition was open to all genres of film and the winning categories are Best Narrative, Cinematography, Sound, Diaspora and Documentary

  • European Film Festival in Zimbabwe

    Mann Friday (Fight for me)

    Best Cinematography

    Duration: 03:43 mins
    Language: English
    Director: Kalai Faye Barlow
    Synopsis : Official Video for Mann Friday Fight for me.
    Countries : Zimbabwe

  • European Film Festival in Zimbabwe

    My name is my name

    Best Narrative Short

    Duration: 5:29 mins
    Language: Shona
    Directors: Xolani Mkwananzi & Clinton Zvoushe)
    Synopsis : An animated Shona Folklore about fertility
    Countries : Zimbabwe

  • European Film Festival in Zimbabwe

    Create Zimbabwe: Art across cities.

    Best Documentary Short

    Duration: 5:00 mins
    Language: English
    Director: Takunda aaron Chimutashu
    Countries : Zimbabwe

  • European Film Festival in Zimbabwe

    Daughter of the Soil

    Best Sound Editing

    Duration: 21:21 mins
    Language: English
    Director: Derrick Manieca
    Countries : Zimbabwe

  • European Film Festival in Zimbabwe

    Enigma Gems

    Best Diaspora Film

    Duration: 05:00 mins
    Language: English
    Director: Admire Zimbeva, Bonginkosi Khumalo
    Synopsis : A man on a mission discovers a deeper hidden truth
    Countries : Zimbabwe