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

About the Team

  • Roberta Wagner

    Festival Curator

    Roberta Wagner is a seasoned Arts & Cultural Developer from Germany with over 15 years experience in cultural work across Africa and Europe. She has held high profile positions such as Director of the Goethe Center in both Kampala and Harare. She is the founder of Anthouse Productions, a platform established to collaborate and advise cultural based organisations and individual artists, offering workshops and design strategies in a wide range of culture and business management programs. Currently, she is an adviser and a coach for Moving School, an experimental education and artistic research organisation, as well as German based association ( Indimaj;Gesellschaft für Bildung und Soziales) an organisation that works at the interface of culture and socio-culture. Roberta also runs a music empowerment project called The Beat, which caters for disadvantaged youth.

  • Mercy Mangwana-Nyamhunga

    Festival Coordinator

    Mercy Mangwana Nyamhunga is a Zimbabwean digital storyteller, film academic and practitioner. She enjoys telling stories of change through her work in the development sector and advocating for women's rights to education, health, and equal representation. Among other media-related academic qualifications, she holds a Master of Philosophy in Media Studies focusing on film distribution in Zimbabwe. Mercy has written scripts for TV shows, directed and conceptualized documentaries. She is a founding member of the Internet 4 Good Africa Initiative, a regional coordinator for the Bosch Alumni Southern Africa Region and an alumnus of the African Filmmaking Fellowship.

  • Alex Gwaze

    Festival Coordinator

    Alex Gwaze is a creative force igniting Africa's arts scene. As a Canon Collins Scholar, filmmaker, artist, and educator, he's shaping the next generation of creatives through his brainchild MUD Journal, a multimedia platform that amplifies original African voices and solutions. His lectured at Midlands State University and guest lectured at the University of Cape Town, and co-curates the European Film Festival Zimbabwe. A published writer and thinker, his artworks have been exhibited in top galleries in Southern Africa. Alex leaves a lasting impact on the continent's cultural landscape and imagination.