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About Cinema Society

Cinema Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) is a cultural and creative non profit promoting the business of film in Zimbabwe. CSZ is registered with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe as a promoter of cultural and creative industries.

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Short Film Competition

The Jakwara Short Film competition uncovers new filmmaking talent showcasing incredible originality, unbridled imagination, and pure entertainment. The competition seeks remarkable filmmakers with diverse, engaging, and universally appealing stories to compete and create short films between 7 and 10 mins long.

Submissions are made through Filmfreeway, the Cinema Society website and physical drop-ins. The submission deadline is 20 November 2022 at 11:59 PM.

Stories must be either comedy, mystery or thriller, drama, documentary or docudramas.

Eligibility Criteria

The Jury

Jessie Allen

CSZ Vice President

Jason Alberts

Film Practitioner

Eresina Hwede

Story Consultant

Albert Magate

Veteran Filmmaker

Eligibility Criteria

First Prize


Second Prize


Third Prize


Eligibility Criteria