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It's Time for the IIFF 2022

Featuring the best women's films

BY Agnes Amondi

Nov 23, 2022, 06:20 PM

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The 19th edition of the International Images Film Festival for Women gets underway on Thursday.

A total of 23 films are expected to be screened across four venues - the Domboshava, Mungate Hall, Alliance Francaise, the US Embassy and Afrotopia. 

The festival starts with several films including Boxing for Freedom, How it Feels to be Free, Between Two Worlds and Bangla Surf Girls among others.

The day culminates with the opening ceremony at the Alliance Francaise where Cameroonian director Francoise Ellong’s film Buried will be screened.

The founder of the festival Tsitsi Dangarembga expressed her optimism over the return of the festival

“We have built up the festival to a respectable size for an event of this nature, particularly in the SADC region where there is not a great deal of activity. The festival usually runs for eight days, starting on Friday through to Saturday but this time we are having four days. It’s a small and slow start just to make sure we build again and we've been here before so we know we can always do it.”

The event runs until Sunday when the closing ceremony will be held with the film Actual People’ by Asian-American filmmaker Kit Zauhar finalising the four-day event. 

Apart from the films, the festival will provide masterclasses via seasoned film professionals like Kit Zauhar and Ms Emy Dany Bassong among others. 

Find the full program here.
Program for the IIFF Festival