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ZIFF 2019 will offer several workshops and masterclasses for children, youth and industry

professionals. We have partnered with industry professionals globally who are freely
offering their expertise to all festival attendees.

CHILDREN
CHILDREN && YOUTH
YOUTH MEDIA
MEDIA &
&
FILM
FILM LITERACY
LITERACY WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS 5 - 7 JULY

CHILDREN’S PANORAMA AT OLD FORT IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE NELSON


MANDELA CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL, CIFEJ & THE CHILDREN & BROADCASTING
FOUNDATION
The Children’s Panorama will start on the 5 July with film screenings and workshops.

ELIZABETH RUTH CASTLE


ARTIST
SOUTH AFRICA

WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 10:00 -13:00PM

Academic: BA (Fine Arts), UNISA 1979, MA (Fine Arts) Wits, 2015.

Teaching: The Johannesburg Art Foundation, 1982-1992, (Part-time).


Damelin College, 1988-1990.
Crawford College, 1991-1993.
Kingsmead College, 1994.
Trinity College, 2003.
Greenwich College, 2004-2008 (Cambridge IGCSE, AS & A levels).

Community Work:

Fundraising and Creative Arts related initiatives with children and adults in informal
settlements and rural areas for the following NGO’s:
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), 1993 and 2002
WE CARE youth leadership, 1998.
Children and Violence Trust (NCVT), 1999.
Art Appreciation Course at Leeukop Prison, 2017.

5 - 7 JULY
10:00 - 13:00 and 14:00 - 17:00
The Peace In-Peace Out methodology has worked for many. ZIFF 2019 will introduce festival
goers to the power of meditation.
DENNIS ODENY - The PEACE Revolution – AMANI Meditation
www.peacerevolution.net

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Synopsis MediaLab

ZIFF MediaLab
Come to the MediaLab and have fun. New media can let you experience what is not there at all.
You step from one pavement to the next, you know they are only a few centimeters high, but
because of your Virtual Reality glasses, it looks like you have to step over an abyss. Almost
nobody can manage that without teetering or screaming. Learn how to create media like video,
animation and interactive new media. Come and enjoy! For all ages from 7-up.
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What can you do in the Media Lab?
You learn to create video's. You learn animation. There are beautiful apps with which you can
create interactive productions and learn the basics of digital thinking /creating. You learn that you
can manipulate images and that you yourself are often fooled. That is why there will be tinkering,
cutting and coloring and there are installations and a number of tablets that children can use
immediately.

Why is this important? Because film/animation (visual language) is everywhere and often is the
language used to communicate online and on mobile screens. As well as on other platforms, such
as TV, YouTube, video-on-demand like Netflix and of course on social media.

We show new developments. New media can let you experience what is not there at all. You step
from one pavement to the next, you know they are only a few centimeters high, but because of
your Virtual Reality glasses, it looks like you have to step over an abyss. Almost nobody can
manage that without teetering or screaming. It is an intense experience to notice how these new
media technologies impact your brain. Knowledge that you can only gain by experiencing it
yourself.

We show children that you can project an image onto normal reality (Augmented Reality). By
placing computers into ordinary things, they become "smart", like self-driving cars. In the Media
Lab, you can command the computer to "act" without using a keyboard or console. You can even
make a music clip by just dancing.

The Media Lab will therefore be a playful mix of the many ways to make images and sound
(media productions), the new technology that helps with this, and the media technology which
leads to entirely new types of media productions. Children and young people, curious as they are,
get to work immediately.

The MediaLab team: Sannette Naeyé, Yannick Broers, Cèzanne den Breejen

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ZIFF MediaLab
There will be bringing 2 VR experiences and some interactive content on tablets.

The first experience will be LEAP Experience VR

Our installation, LEAP 2.0 features 5 tiles. While these tiles may look quite ordinary,
everything changes when you're transported to the virtual world. There, these tiles are
no longer tiles, but rather 50 metres high pillars in a daunting environment where
nothing is what it seems. With the help of a VR headset you will see, move and feel in a
whole new environment. It will mimic the real world with a twist. Are you afraid and will
your legs shiver? Or do you dare to take the leap?

Cèzanne den Breejen


VR and AR Assistant Boldly-XR
Sannette Naeyé
MediaLab

The second experience is Beat Saber

Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats
(represented by small cubes) as they are coming at you. Every beat indicates which hand
you need to use and also the direction you need to match. All the music is composed to
perfectly fit the hand made levels. The goal is to make players dance, while cutting all the
cubes and avoiding obstacles. Each cut is strongly supported by great sound and visual
effects to emphasize the rhythm.

Yannick Boers
Founder & VR | AR Developer Boldly-XR

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MAHGAN FARHANG
ANIMATOR
IRAN

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Bachelor & Master of art “visual communication”

Children & youth Activist (Film, photography, researcher and teacher of art in art school and
art university of Shiraz.

Member of CIFEJ.
Manager of Art & Experience cinema in IRAN. Judge in “Students film festival”, Shiraz,
Iran,2015/2016/2017/2018.

Judge in 18th national festival of visual arts (animation part) 2016 –Bojnurd. First place award
for animation, 16th national festival of visual arts, Ministry of education, Diploma Zanjan, 2015.
Award winner of 43th Roshd international film festival for “Teacher of my land” film 2012.

PROF. DR. DRAGAN MILINKOVIC


PROFESSOR
SERBIA/FRANCE

WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 10:00 -13:00PM

Professor Fimon is an eminent university professor, producer, drama writer and director with an admirably rich career.
He graduated from the Belgrade Drama School and won his Master’s degree at the Belgrade Faculty of Philology –
Sociology of Literature department. Following scientific research in Paris (Cultural Centre George Pompidou) and
London (British Film Institute), he completed his PhD with thesis on Possibilities of filming a novel. He carried out post
PhD researches in Paris (economics of culture), Moscow (East-European cinema), Seoul (cinematic language),
London (literature and cinema), and Barcelona (media education).

Professor Fimon is also known to be a producer, director and associate of films and TV projects, writer and director of
various theatre plays, author of several books and essays (film history an theory, sociology of arts, cultural economics
and economics of arts), and author of many workshops (Looking at Cinema, Relationship between Cinema et
Literature, South East European Cinema, Reading Emir Kusturica, Children’s Cinema Education, Stage and Screen
Acting etc).

For more than thirty years Professor Fimon is very active member of FICC, CIFEJ, CILECT and a few other
international film associations and organizations. He was a full time professor at the Academy of Drama Arts in
Cetigne, AFA, Art Academy in Belgrade, European Film Academy ESRA in Paris, USAC in Turin. He has also been a
visiting professor at London University with many assignments at several world-wide important universities (Cairo,
Colombo, Barcelona, Istanbul, Moscow, Nairobi, Paris, Prague, Sarajevo, Seoul, Turin, Zurich). Additionally, he has
been internationally active as Executive director of the International Festival of Alternative Theatre, Founder and
director of the first Ethnic Theatre in London, and the Independent children film school in Montenegro, a member
and/or jury president of many international film festival (most recently in Cottbus, Colombo, Bangalore, Isfahan,
Hyderabad, Mumbai, Palm Springs, Fribourg, Sao Paolo, Tehran, Kharkov, Istanbul, Bucharest, Kathmandu...).
Furthermore, he has been the Executive director of the Serbian Film Centre and president of the Serbian Association
of Film Societies.

Professor Fimon is author and instructor of “Film in Schools, an approved CIFEJ project, accepted by more sixty
member’s countries and already partly realised in Iran, India, Romania, Montenegro etc. He was also cofounder and
director of the SEE A PARIS, International film festival of South East European countries, which is happening every
year in the second week of Mai in Paris. From December 2017, he is elected Vice President of CIFEJ - International
Centre of Films for Children and Young People (Centre international du film pour l’enfance et la jeunesse).

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ZIFF 2019 WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
VENUE: MARU MARU

6 JULY
GPD Inc. Attorneys is a fully fledged South African law firm offering a full spectrum of legal services, with its offices
conveniently located in Sandton, Johannesburg. The firm prides itself in building strong relationships with its clients,
learning and understanding clients individual & business needs and providing clients with practical and commercially
viable solutions to complex legal issues.

Our attorneys boast a vast amount of experience and are legal specialists within their specific areas of expertise.

The firm is 100% black owned and has a level 1 BEE accreditation. The firm has an extensive client base ranging from
national and international corporations, small to medium enterprises and high net worth

FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS


RAVIE GOVENDER - LLB(UND); LLM (BUSINESS LAW)
(UKZN); ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN BUSINESS RESCUE
PRACTICE (CUM LAUDE)

WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14.00- 17.00PM

Areas of Practice: Information and Communications Technology Law (ICT) with specialities in
e-Commerce, Data Privacy, Cyber Security, Telecommunications, Policy, Technology
Contracts and Intellectual Property (Trademarks, Copyright, Designs and Patents)
Ravie is an Information and Communications and Technology (ICT) law specialist, who advises
and represents a multitude of local, governmental and international clients.
Ravie previoulsy worked at a global top 10 law firm were he was appointed as a Director. He
also founded and headed up the Cyber Law department during his tenure there.
He advises and acts for his clients regularly in major areas of ICT law such as technology law,
e-commerce, e-marketing, e-advertising, ICT governance, ICT compliance, social media, data
protection, intellectual property, cyber security, policies and regulations, technology contracts
and digital media.
Ravie's clients are major contributors in the following sectors: Banking, Petroleum and Energy;
Telecommunications, Engineering and Construction, ICT

FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS


JAMEEL PATERL - ATTORNEY - BA, LLB (WITS); ADVANCED
COURSE IN BUSINESS RESCUE (CUM LAUDE)
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14.00- 17.00PM

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Litigation, Insolvency & Business Restructuring, Corporate Commercial Law,
Construction Law, Procurement Law, Sports Law.

Jameel previously worked at a global top 10 law firm were he specialised in business
rescue and insolvency.

Jameel Patel is a director specialising in commercial litigation, insolvency & business


restructuring, commercial law, construction law, procurement law and sports law. He is
admitted to practise law in South Africa and holds a BA (international relations) and a LLB
degree. Jameel has also completed an advanced course in business rescue, having
qualified cum laude.

Jameel’s clients are major contributors in the following sectors: Petroleum and Energy;
Logistics and Transport, Commerce, Retail, Construction, ICT, Property Management and
the Public Sector.

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ZIFF 2019 WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
VENUE: MARU MARU

6 JULY
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS
SHAA’ISTA BULBULIA - Attorney / Volunteer at CBFA
LLM (UCT) - BA LLB (Wits)
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14.00- 17.00PM

Shaai’sta Bulbulia
Areas of Practice: Employment and Labour Law
Qualifications: BA (International Relations), LLB, LLM (Commercial Law)
Shaa’ista Bulbulia specialises in our Employment and Labour department. She is
admitted to practise law in South Africa and holds the following degrees BA, LLB and
LLM. She previously practiced at a global top 10 law firm within its Employment and
Labour department.
Shaa’ista has extensive experience in employment and labour related matters and has
represented clients at tribunals such as the CCMA and the Labour Court. Shaa’ista
also has experience consulting for large corporates and small businesses from the
retail sector to the entertainment industry where she assists employers on day-to-day
employee relations matters. Her work includes advice on labour related issues ranging
from compliance with labour laws, drafting employment contracts, advice on unfair
dismissal disputes, strike action, union negotiations and day-to-day employee
relations.
Shaa’ista’s clients include JSE listed companies, companies within the financial
services sector, online retailers, indviduals and corporates.

FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS


ADVOCATE MOHAMMED DESAI - Advocate - LLB, Wits University
- Advocate for Transformation, Muslim Lawyers Association
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14.00- 17.00PM

Mohammed studied at the University of Witwatersrand and completed his studies in 2005,
was conferred his LLB degree in 2006. He thereafter undertook articles of clerkship and
completed the period, successfully passing the board exam, as 3rd in his class.

In 2008, Mohammed began and completed his Pupilage to become an advocate. Since 2008
to date, Mohammed has practiced as an advocate. His areas of practice are commercial,
civil and labour law. He has distinguished himself in Company Law, Insolvency Law and
Business Rescues. Mohammed appeared in the following reported judgments-
PSA obo Tlowana v MEC of Agriculture (2012) 33 ILJ 2675 (LC);
Abou-Zeid v Cyberlisting Services (Pty) Ltd t/a Ifind and Another (2013) 34 ILJ 2553 (GNP).

SAMONS v TURNAROUND MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION SOUTHERN AFRICA NPC


AND ANOTHER 2019 (2) SA 596 (GJ)

During 2018, he successfully completed a higher diploma in cyber law through the University
of Witwatersrand.

Memberships include - Member of the Young Arbitrators Forum- International Chamber of


Commerce and Member of the South African Construction Federation.

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ZIFF 2019 WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
VENUE: MARU MARU

6 JULY
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS - CLOSED TO PUBLIC
DR. LIZELLE BISSCHOFF
(GLASGOW UNIVERSITY)- THEORY AFRICAN CINEMA

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Lecturer (Theatre, Film & Television Studies)


Lizelle Bisschoff is a researcher and curator of African film. She holds a PhD in African cinema
from the University of Stirling in Scotland, in which she researched the role of women in
African film. She has published widely on sub-Saharan African cinema and regularly attends
African film festivals worldwide as speaker and jury member. She is currently a lecturer in Film
and Television Studies at the University of Glasgow, where she teaches African cinema and
continues her research on classic and contemporary African film.

Lecture 1: The geopolitics of African cinema: Then and now

African cinema is a decidedly post-colonial endeavour, which commenced when African


countries gained independence from the late 1950s onwards (with the exception of South
Africa and Egypt, which had different colonial histories than most other African countries, and
thus different trajectories of indigenous filmmaking). The notion of Third Cinema, a Latin
American film movement that started in the 1960s with the aim to subvert neo-colonialism and
capitalism in filmmaking, had a major influence on the early development of African cinema.
From the 2000s onwards African cinema has diversified into a multitude of new themes and
genres, with filmmaking industries developing in new and previously underrepresented
regions. In this session we will look at a brief overview of the historical development of African
cinema and existing theoretical and analytical approaches to studying African cinema, in order
to discuss the relevance and applicability of these approaches to contemporary African
cinema.

Viewing:
Xala (Ousmane Sembene, Senegal, 1975)

8 JULY
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14:00 -17:00PM
Lecture 2: The rise of East African cinema

Due to its historically small cinematic output in comparison to other regions, East African cinema is underrepresented in historical and analytical studies of African
cinema as a whole. However, indigenous filmmaking has indeed been emerging in East African countries such as Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda, as well as
initiatives aimed at training young aspiring filmmakers and supporting the distribution and exhibition of local films. Today a range of innovative developments and
creative filmmaking trends can be observed in these countries, for example feature fiction films with stunning cinematography produced with sophisticated hi-tech
digital technology such as the Red One camera, primarily employing local crews and casts and often using non-professional actors trained through collaborative
workshops. These films mostly address relevant local themes and stories and explore the recent past and current socio-political situations. In this session we will
explore the emergence of feature fiction filmmaking in the previously underrepresented region of East Africa.
Viewing:
Something Necessary (Judy Kibinge, Kenya 2013)

9 JULY
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14:00 -17:00PM

Lecture 3: African cinema and the digital revolution

The development of cinema has been intimately linked to technological progress. Technology has been particularly important for African cinema, as a symbol of
colonial authority, of modernity and progress, and as a catalyzing factor in transforming filmmaking from an expensive activity of cultural and educated elites, to an
activity attainable to wider audiences. The “digital revolution” has brought about new opportunities and challenges for African film production. The low-budget,
popular video-film industries have become an important part of popular creative production and consumption in Africa. This phenomenon emerged firstly in Ghana
and Nigeria (to become known as Nollywood in Nigeria) and the Nollywood model has subsequently been transposed to other, in particular Anglophone, African
countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. Technology plays a big part in the development of these industries, as it is the
accessibility and affordability of digital technology (in production and distribution) that has lowered barriers and made it possible for these countries to develop self-
sustainable, popular local film industries. While Nollywood films typically deal with narrative themes such as relationships, religion and witchcraft, and upwards
economic mobility, the expansion of the video-film industries also means a proliferation of themes and genres. In this session we will look at how new technologies
have brought new methods in the production, distribution and exhibition of African films.
Required viewing:
The Wedding Party (Kemi Adetiba, Nigeria, 2016)

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ZIFF 2019 WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
VENUE: MARU MARU

7 JULY
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14.00-18.00 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Bongo Movies Coming of Age: Stories Matter

The aim is to look at stories that have changed how, and why, people respond to Bongo movies. The session features Tanzanian academics
who are also actively engaged in film production. The participating filmmakers will compare current works of their own with the first popular
Bongo movie, Girlfriend: filamu ya maisha na muziki (2003). We begin with a screening of Girlfriend, as the starting point for a self-reflexive
process that promises to shed light on how the Tanzanian film industry has evolved since 2003.

Screening
Girlfriend (120 minutes)

Speakers
Amil Shivji, with reference to T-Junction
Vincensia Shule, with reference to Chungu
Issa Mbura, with Crush
Martin Mhando, with reference to Bhiriri

Discussants
Rod Stoneman and Mette Hjort

AMIL SHIVJI
Amil Shivji is a freelance filmmaker based in Tanzania, his homeland, and is a lecturer at the University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM). He has
written, directed and produced short fiction films addressing issues ranging from corruption and land grabbing to the growing class divide.
They have screened in prestigious festivals such as International Film Festival Rotterdam and FESPACO in Burkina Faso, and
winning People’s Choice, Best Director, Best Short film in various film festivals. His debut as a feature film producer Aisha (2015) was
screened in Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington, Tanga, Toronto, Singapore and has picked up four awards. His feature film directorial debut
T-Junction (2017) has won six awards. He is now in pre-production for, Vuta N’Kuvute – a feature love story set in 1950s Zanzibar. He is
currently doing his Masters at York University.

ISSA MBURA
Issa Mbura is a filmmaker and TV/Film Instructor based in Tanzania/East Africa. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Theatre Arts with a
particular focus on film. His research interests are on the impact of technological advancements on the transformation of Tanzanian video-film
industry. He is a Founder/Chief Executive Director of Dares Salaam based Saseni Media, a newly established media and arts production and
entertainment company. He is a recipient of the 2013 ZIFF Chairman’s/Bi Kidude award for the feature film “Crush” distributed widely in
Tanzania and on TV in African. He has produced PSAs, Short films and TV and Radio Programs independently and as he worked with
Mlimani TV and Radio as TV Coordinator, Director and Producer for the last 3 years. He has also published a book and articles on the
Tanzania film industry. His last film is the award winning Stolen Souls (2018).

VICENSIA SHULE
Dr. Vicensia Shule is a recycle-designer, filmmaker and a senior scholar at the Department of Creative Arts, University of Dar es Salaam,
Tanzania. She has researched and written extensively on matters related to film theatre, gender and women in Tanzania. She also works as
an independent producer/director for theatre, video film, radio and television productions. She began her career as a professional actor two
decades ago; as an independent film and television drama producer. She has researched and published extensively on matters related to the
arts, media, culture, and gender in Tanzania and Africa. Chungu (2011) was her first foray into Bongo movies and the film won a number of
awards at ZIFF 2012.

MARTIN MHANDO
Martin Mhando is Associate Professor of Media Studies and a research fellow with Murdoch University, Western Australia. He was director of
the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF) from 2006 to 2016 and co-edits the Journal of African Cinemas. His areas of interest and
research include Screen Studies, Critical Journalism, Documentary Theory, Film Production Practice, African Cinema, Community Media,
World Cinema, Festival Studies and Indigenous Knowledge. Martin is also a filmmaker with award-winning feature and documentary film
credits. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award (ZIFF 2012) and of a Zeze Award (2006), in recognition of his contribution to the
arts in Tanzania. He is also winner of The Paul Robeson Award (2004) for the film Maangamizi, for Excellence in Independent Filmmaking.
Maangamizi was Tanzania’s and Africa’s first film to be selected for the Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Section in 2001. His other
films include Liyarn Ngarn, Mama Tumaini, and Yombayomba.

METTE HJORT
Mette Hjort is Chair Professor of Humanities and Dean of Arts at the Hong Kong Baptist University, Affiliate Professor of Scandinavian Studies
at the University of Washington, and Visiting Professor of Cultural Industries at the University of South Wales. Mette’s monographs include
Small Nation, Global Cinema (University of Minnesota Press, 2005). Her interest in the politics of talent development, including “twinning”
projects on a North/South basis, is reflected in the two-volume The Education of the Filmmaker (ed., Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and African
Cinema and Human Rights (co-ed., Indiana University Press, 2019). Mette holds an Honorary Doctorate in Transnational Cinema Studies
from the University of Aalborg. She has served on the Board of the Danish Film Institute (appointed by the Danish Ministry of Culture) and on
Hong Kong’s University Grants Committee (appointed by the Chief Executive of Hong Kong).

ROD STONEMAN
Rod Stoneman is an Emeritus Professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway Galway and a Visiting Professor at the Universities of
Exeter and the West of England. He was the Director of the Huston School of Film & Digital Media, Chief Executive of Bord Scannán na
hÉireann / the Irish Film Board and previously a Deputy Commissioning Editor in the Independent Film and Video Department at Channel 4
Television in the United Kingdom. In this role he commissioned and bought and provided production finance for over 50 African feature films.
His 1993 article 'African Cinema: Addressee Unknown', has been published in 6 journals and 3 books. He has made a number of
documentaries, including Ireland: The Silent Voices, Italy: the Image Business, 12,000 Years of Blindness and The Spindle. He is the author
of Chávez: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised, A Case Study of Politics and the Media; Seeing is Believing: The Politics of the Visual and
Educating Filmmakers: Past, Present and Future with Duncan Petrie.

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ZIFF 2019 WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES
VENUE: MARU MARU

7 JULY
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS
PETER EMINA
SCRIPTWRITING & PRODUCTION (INDUCTION-
35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE)

WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 10:00 -13:00PM

Peter Emina has been making tv programmes for over 35 years. After
starting out as an on-screen presenter he now works as a producer &
director. His career has taken him across the globe creating series for
BBC, Channel 4, MTV and other broadcasters in the UK, USA & Africa.
Peter Emina is the writer of the BAFTA/Rocliffe winning screenplay Blue
Skies, a drama that moves between the South African township of
Khayelitsha and the designer shops of Paris & London.

8 JULY
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
DR. MOHAMMED GHAZALA
(EFFAT UNIVERSITY, SAUDI ARABIA) AFRICAN
ANIMATION
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 14:00 -17:00PM

Assistant Professor & Chair of Visual & Digital Production Dept


Mohamed Ghazala is assistant professor of animation and the chair of the
department of the Visual & Digital Production of Effat University/ Saudi Arabia,
besides being the Vice President of the International Animated Film Association,
ASIFA, and the founder of its first chapter in Africa and in the Arab world. Ghazala
directed and co-directed many awarded films, such as "Carnival" (2001), "Crazy
Works" (2002), "HM HM" (2005),"Sayari Yetu" (2006), including the first Yemen's
animated film "Salma" in 2006, and "Honyan's Shoe" (2009) which won the Animation
Prize at The African Movie Academy Awards (The African Oscar AMAA) in
Lagos/Nigeria 2010. He gave a number of workshops on animation in different
countries and acted as a film consultant for several international festivals. In 2011, he
published his first book under the title "Animation in the Arab World" (Lambert AP.
Germany). His second book with title "Animation in Africa" which published in Egypt
2013.

N.B. SCREENING OF 80 YEARS OF ANIMATION AT ZANCINEMA


ON THE ANIMATION DAY (10 JULY AT 13.00)

10 JULY -15 STUDENTS


FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS - INVITED STUDENTS ONLY
SUMIA JAAMA
AN AWARD WINNING POET

WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU 10:00 -13:00PM

Sumia Jaama/Juxun is Dutch-born Somali poet, educator and coder. Co-


founder of SAWTI and winner of FourHubs’ 2018 Poetry Prize, she is a
Barbican Young Poet Alumni and a recent graduate of the Creative
Writing and Education MA at Goldsmith, University of London. She often
writes about movement, the process of leaving and what is captured when
we listen to silence. She has been published in Filigree: Contemporary
Black British Poetry, Khidr Zine Issue Two: Shifaa, Your name is a boat
amongst others. Commissioned poems by Royal Academy of Arts and
Keats House Museum. Sumia has run creative writing and coding
workshops in multiple spaces and programmes including Keats House’s
Creative writing Summer School, The American School, Queen Mary
University and Roundhouse.

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ZIFF
ZIFF 2019
2019 WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS &
& MASTERCLASSES
MASTERCLASSES
VENUE:
VENUE: DCMA
DCMA

8 JULY-DHOW COUNTRIES
MUSIC ACADEMY
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS
SIPHO HOTSTIX
SIPHO HOTSTIX MUSIC WORKSHOP
WORKSHOPS IN DMCA 10:00 -13:00PM

A musician or an artist and a living legend. Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse is one of the
country's best-loved and most respected musicians; more than just a musician or an
artist, he is a legend. Sipho is a regular commentator on arts and culture in the
country and has sat on the Boards of The National Arts Council and SAMRO, with
his influence felt on both sides of the industry - as an entertainer and as a
businessman. Over the course of his illustrious career Sipho has become an
integral part of the entertainment industry and his contributions to the musical
landscape of South Africa are appreciated and honoured by music lovers the world
over.

10 -13 JULY-DHOW COUNTRIES MUSIC


ACADEMY (4 DAYS)
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
ELVIN ROSS
Music Department | Composer | Producer
Composing and Scoring for Film and TV
WORKSHOPS - DHOW COUNTRIES MUSIC ACADEMY 10:00 -13:00PM

(10 July with ZIFF 2019 Film Academy students)


WORKSHOPS
WORKSHOPS - DHOW IN MARU MARU
COUNTRIES 14:00
MUSIC -17:00PM14:00 -17:00PM
ACADEMY

Filmmaker | Composer – Owner/Executive Producer – Ross


Studios
Elvin Ross, an award winning composer, owner and executive producer of E. Ross
Studios, is well known and widely respected in the television and music industries. For the
last twenty years he has composed music for a number of Tyler Perry’s stage plays,
television series and films such as Diary Of A Mad Black Woman, Madea’s Family
Reunion, House of Payne and The Haves and The Have Nots, and many many others. He
is currently the weekly composer for Tyler Perry’s Too Close To Home (TLC) and just
completed Boo! A Madea Halloween. His credits also include serving as Creator and
Executive Producer of the television award winning Gospel Dream Talent Search as seen
on BET and GMC.

10 JULY-DHOW COUNTRIES MUSIC


ACADEMY
FILM ACADEMY STUDENTS
YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA
PRINCESS OF AFRICA – AN INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED
PERFORMING ARTIST AND ENTREPRENEUR

WORKSHOPS - DHOW COUNTRIES MUSIC ACADEMY 10:00 -13:00PM

Mother, Musician, Entrepreneur, Businesswoman and A Philanthropist


Today she is known as the Princess of Africa, performing artist,
entrepreneur, and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Yvonne’s life, from
the beginning of her meteoric rise in 1985 as a music star of infectious pop
melodies and dance music during the height of apartheid, the daughter of
Puti and Sophie Machaka, a mother to four boys, entrepreneur,
businesswoman, and now a philanthropist with the recently established
Princess of Africa Foundation (2007).

12 JULY- VIP NETWORKING FOR


WOMEN & YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA
WORKSHOPS IN MARU MARU
WORKSHOPS 15:00MARU
IN MARU -17:00PM
15:00 -17:00PM

YVONNE CHAKA CHAKA – NETWORKING SESSION (HIGH TEA)

(BY INVITATION ONLY)

22 ND FESTIVAL OF THE DHOW COUNTRIES


TAMASHA LA NCHI ZA JAHAZI

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