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 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.”