The festival returns celebrating the global black experience with a focus on womenâ€™s talent and representation.
This yearâ€™s highlights include the South African documentary film â€˜A Country for My daughterâ€™ produced by Nonkosi Khumalo and the Zambian short film â€˜Mwansa The Greatâ€™ 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.
â€œThe 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.
â€œSince its inception the festival has received an overwhelming response of more than 100 films of different genres from across the globe,â€ 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 – Eastgate, Alliance FranÃ§aise 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 â€˜Nyaminyami Amaji Abuloziâ€™ at Binga Stadium.
The Culture Fund Trust of Zimbabwe is sponsoring the festival.