This year’s Zimbabwe Film Festival will witness local film makers celebrate the growth of the film industry that was necessitated by advent of technology and digitalisation.

Last year, more than 100 people submitted their short films for the 18th edition of the Zimbabwe International Film Festival that was held in the capital.

This year the festival scheduled for the 26th of August makes its annual return to the country’s celebrating technology and digitalisation in film.

Local film producers said the digitalisation introduction to the film sector will see more productions being produced.

Zimbabwe International Film Festival consultant Nakai Matema said the festival will enhance participation by film makers and producers from all sectors.

This year’s festival will run from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September under the theme, “The Business of Film”.