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Zimbabwe filmmakers struggling to overcome political and economic hurdles

06 October 2014 | 1271 Views
The 16th international film festival in Harare showed gave filmmakers a chance to show what they had to offer. Haru Mutasa's report for Aljazeera shows how they try to overcome political and f...

by Staff Reporter

'Nollyhood' comes to Byo

11 September 2014 | 3559 Views
AFRICAN horror movies are synonymous with Nigeria's Nollyhood filmmakers who have since the turn of the millennium produced numerous horror films portraying witchcraft, romance and fantasy in a ...

by Hangoyapalala waTjibundule

Zimbabwean sensational movie 'TRAPPED' premieres in Manchester

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The glitz of Manchester City will witness the premiere of a Zimbabwean life in diaspora movie Trapped in which the storyline opens up chillingly the fears and unspoken horrors of day to day dome...

by Simba Media Consultants

New MaZimba film out soon

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by Brenda Phiri

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Local mbira musician, Last Chiangwa, affectionately known as Tambaoga, is back in the limelight this time starring in a new local feature film titled; 'Daraja,' that is about black empowerment....

by Arts reporter

New film dedicated to the late VP Landa John Nkomo

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Zollywood (Zim movies) makes inroads on M-Net

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Zimbabwean movies, collectively known by the moniker Zollywood, have found their place alongside the revered Nollywood (Nigerian films), Bollywood (Indian films) and even the famous Hollywood (Americ...

by Staff reporter

Rebirth of film comedy

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JOHANNESBURG - Shilolo Entertainment has released a smashing debut film/comedy production titled; Madlela: Skhobokhobo Power which portrays the life of Zimbabweans living in South Africa....

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Zim artists launch film about life of migrants

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JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabwean and South African artists have released a 90 minute feature film about the lifestyles of migrant workers who abandon their families for greener pastures in Africa's bigg...

by Kunene Thabo

International Film Festival calls for entries from across Africa

08 October 2013 | 1969 Views
Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will take place from 5 - 9 February 2014 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  The East African festival is calling for submissions from across Africa...

by Kevin Kriedemann

Shona-English film hits big screen

07 October 2013 | 2907 Views
The new feature film 'Chameleon,' written and directed by Tapfumanei Chimboora is now available on the big screen at various local theatres.Chameleon explores issues such as betrayal, unfaith...

by Staff Reporter

'Diana' movie poster plastered next to Princess' crash site angers critics

01 October 2013 | 3144 Views
A large poster for the new "Diana" biopic has sparked outrage over its placement in Paris just steps from where the beloved British icon died in a harrowing car crash.The movie billboard on a...

by Staff Reporter

'Skhobokhobo Power' portrays the life of Zimbabweans living in South Africa.

23 September 2013 | 6350 Views
JOHANNESBURG - Shilolo Entertainment is set to release a smashing debut film/comedy production titled; Madlela: Skhobokhobo Power which portrays the life of Zimbabweans living in South Africa....

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Fan pulls Beyonce off stage - Video

16 September 2013 | 5073 Views
Beyoncé was pulled off stage by a shirtless concertgoer during a performance in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sunday night.According to a report on Mail Online an over-excited fan managed to p...

by Staff Reporter

Zim, Canada film makers collaborate for short film

15 September 2013 | 2674 Views
The Zimbabwe film industry has taken a new dimension as a Canadian film maker, Martha Ferguson, has collaborated with local producers to make a short film called Freestate.Freestate, which was...

by Staff Reporter

Desmond Maringwa to feature in a film called 'Dust and Fortune'

29 June 2013 | 3350 Views
Former Dynamos skipper Desomnd 'Gazza' Maringwa will feature on the big screen in a film called "Dust and Fortune set to première next month.The man, who claims that he was born to ent...

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Courage of Beatrice Mtetwa captured in film

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Beatrice Mtetwa grew up on a Swaziland farm with nearly 50 siblings. An average day involved waking at 4am, working in the maize fields, preparing breakfast for her family, walking barefoot to sch...

by guardian.co.uk

Nigeria's film industry could provide 2 million jobs

06 June 2013 | 3325 Views
As an entrepreneur, 32-year-old chemistry graduate Jason Njoku achieved success in a most unlikely way: he is Africa's largest distributor of Nigerian movies, and has raked in over $8 million sinc...

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Zimbabwe movie, Zambezi official trailer released

06 June 2013 | 4132 Views
The first official trailer for the Zimbabwean movie ZAMBEZI, Written, Produced and Directed by Marc T Mandisoul. Special Guest Director, Brighton Tazarurwa. An MTM Global Entertainment projec...

by Zambezi

CIO cartoon satire 'operation robai munhu'- video

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Nyoka and Kunyepa are Zimbabwean Central Intelligence Officers (CIOs). They have orders from Robert Mugabe and his cronies, the Chef, to do everything possible to prevent free & fair elections fr...

by youtube

WWF's Jake the Snake turns to acting

20 May 2013 | 4793 Views
Los Angeles - But, soft! What light through yonder window breaks? It's wrestling legend JakeThe Snake!!! Because he's a freaking actor now!!!Snake (real name Aurelian Smith Jnr) has s...

by TMZ

'Mugabe: Hero or Villain' - documentary out

28 April 2013 | 3719 Views
After an almost three-year wait to interview President Mugabe, film director Roy Agyemang and executive producer Neville Hendricks are ready to release the critically acclaimed documentary, Mugabe: He...

by Staff Reporter

Zimbabwean filmmaker nominated for regional awards

19 April 2013 | 3368 Views
Emerging film producer Porcia Mudavanhu believes she stands a good chance of landing an accolade at this year's Southern African Development Community (Sadc) Gender Protocol Media Awards to be held la...

by Arts reporter

Auditions for a pilot episode for an upcoming Zimbabwean/ SA soapie

18 April 2013 | 4758 Views
An upcoming Zimbabwean/ South African soapie is looking for new talent as well as professional actors and actresses. If you believe and think you can act this is your chance to make your dream come tr...

by Mafu Sithabile

Gringo film premières

18 April 2013 | 4294 Views
"Gringo Troublemaker", a new comedy, premières tonight at 7 Arts Theatre in Harare.The 110-minute film stars Blessing Chimhowa, popularly known to television viewers as "Mbudzi Yadhura...

by Arts Correspondent

New 'GRINGO' movie to première in Harare

08 April 2013 | 5110 Views
The première of the new "Gringo Troublemaker" film has been set for April 18 at the 7 Arts Theatre.The 110-minute comedy will feature characters such as "Mbudzi Yadhura" played by Bles...

by Staff Reporter

G.I. Joe: Retaliation tops box office

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Los Angeles - After a nine-month delay, G I Joe: Retaliation deployed to the top spot at the box office.www.youtube.com/watch?v=V2YMu52MfqAThe action film starring Dwayne "The Rock" Jo...

by Staff Reporter

Drogba to star in TV series

08 March 2013 | 4733 Views
Former Chelsea and Ivory Coast forward Didier Drogba will be the first to feature in a 5-part documentary titled Football Rebels.Football Rebels is presented and narrated by former Manchester ...

by Al Jazeera

Vimbai lands a role in a Nollywood film

23 January 2013 | 5659 Views
Former Big Brother (BB) contestant Vimbai Mutinhiri has landed a role in a six-part Nollywood film that includes several other former BB contestants.Vimbai features in the film titled Finding ...

by Arts reporter

Zim actor lands Generations guest role

07 January 2013 | 6732 Views
New doors continue to open for popular Zimbabwean actor Leeroy Gopal who has landed a guest role in the popular South African soapie Generations.The affable Gopal plays the role of a chauffeur...

by Arts reporter

First film on Steve Jobs to be released in April

04 January 2013 | 4897 Views
Los Angeles - The first film based on the life of legendary Apple co-founder Steve Jobs will be released in April, according to a distribution deal for Sony Pictures.The "biopic" starring Asht...

by Staff Reporter

Bev video goes viral

01 November 2012 | 9724 Views
Raunchy dancer Beverley "Bev" Sibanda’s new video in which she re-lives her arrest, has gone viral on t...

by Entertainment reporter

Zimbabwe film up for US award

16 October 2012 | 3356 Views
A Zimbabwean film has been nominated for a prestigious award in the United States of America. "Toendepi - Reflections from A Discarded Generation", will be vying for honours with more than 30 other fi...

by Arts Correspondent

New documentary exposes conscious spreading of HIV among Zimbabwean sex trade

30 August 2012 | 7645 Views
In Zimbabwe some mothers are selling their bodies just to put food in their children's mouths, putting their lives at risk in the process. Prostitution is a common survival mechanism in third wo...

by Jane Green-Thorne

WWE star John Cena to star in animated film with Scooby Doo

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WWE superstar John Cena and a host of other wrestlers are going to star in an animated film with Scooby Doo in a new collaboration between WWE Studios and Warner Bros.The grappling icon will ...

by Bang Showbiz

Roki to feature in an action movie

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Disqualified Big Brother StarGame housemate Rockford Josphats might now act in an action movie.Speaking to Power FM presenter Hazvinei Sakarombe  during a phone-in live programme, Roki -...

by Entertainment Reporter

Zimbabweans in Canada producing high quality movies

12 June 2012 | 6718 Views
It has been a long time coming, but this month saw the first trailer release by Zimbabweans in Canada, under the moniker of Mirazvo production. The short movie, titled "The Earring" has set the yout...

by Estell Metthews

Xenophobia film wins more awards

29 May 2012 | 3086 Views
Cape Town √ɬ¢√¢‚Äö¬¨√¢‚Ǩ≈ì South African movie Man on Ground  has won the Best Ensemble Cast at the Monaco Charity Film Festival, reports Sowetanlive.The cast...

by Staff reporter

Men in Black 3 dethrones box office record-breaker 'The Avengers'

28 May 2012 | 3418 Views
LOS ANGELES - "Men in Black 3" with the reunion of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones successfully dethroned record-breaker "The Avengers" at the North America box office at the long Memorial Day weekend....

by Moyo Roy

Group to screen premiere of 'Robert Mugabe - What Happened'

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Evolution of Zimbabwe's Mugabe from Revolutionary to Tyrant Group to screen U.S. premiere of "R...

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"Think Like A Man" tops box office

02 May 2012 | 4563 Views
"Think Like A Man" claimed a second straight win at weekend box office race in North America with an impressive 18 million U.S. dollars, holding back a few new entries, according to studio estimates....

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South African actors too short to play Mandela

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by Staff reporter

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