Established by the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe and its Member States in 2016, the European Film Festival Zimbabwe (#EuroFilmFestZW) has become one of Zimbabwe's leading film industry events. With a focus on showcasing fresh cinematic experiences, the festival has thus ignored mainstream narratives. Instead, the EuroFilmFestZW has offered a platform of diverse and visually unique storytelling, a celebration of both European and African cinema.

Over the years, the EuroFilmFestZW has developed and grown from showcasing European films, to functioning as a full-fledged film festival. With programming specific to the development of the local film industry, the festival has facilitated opportunities to both engage and educate Zimbabwean filmmakers at an international level. In addition to a week-long programme of screenings, the festival offers a masterclass, a short film competition and an input conference with local and global industry professionals.