film reel.jpgMore than 100 participants from the region and beyond are expected to attend this year’s 10th edition of the International Images Film Festival for Women which will run under the theme ‘Women with Goals’.

The festival returns celebrating the global black experience with a focus on women’s talent and representation.

This year’s highlights include the South African documentary film ‘A Country for My daughter’ produced by Nonkosi Khumalo and the Zambian short film ‘Mwansa The Great’ directed and produced by Rungano Nyoni.

The director of the festival, Yvonne Jila, said it will also be a great opportunity to showcase some of the films that have been produced and directed by local film makers.

Jila said this is the only professional women’s festival south of the Sahara where participants from all over the world converge.

“The festival will this year continue to stand out as a festival where people are not only entertained, but are also educated and inspired by the message in most of the films.

“Since its inception the festival has received an overwhelming response of more than 100 films of different genres from across the globe,” she said.

The theme seeks to interrogate among other issues, the societal pressures women face when making decisions for themselves, their families, and the community.

Screenings will be held at Ster Kinekor РEastgate, Alliance Fran̤aise and the Zimbabwe German Society in Harare.

The Bulawayo leg of the festival will be celebrated at Rainbow Cinema and Bulawayo National Gallery.

The Binga community will also get an opportunity to watch the film ‘Nyaminyami Amaji Abulozi’ at Binga Stadium.

The Culture Fund Trust of Zimbabwe is sponsoring the festival.