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Women with Goals International Images Film Festival for Women - 2011 Programme Catalogue
Women Filmmakers of Zimbabwe
November 2011

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Welcome to the 10th anniversary of the International Images Film Festival for Women, the biggest and best ever yet professional women's film festival South of the Sahara. Celebrating this tenth event under the theme Women With Goals is like a dream come true, from imaging women to fighting women, enriching women, transforming women, we finally celebrate stories of visionary women who have set and achieved their goals! As IIFF, we also hope to carry on the vision that Tsitsi Dangarembga has created and left for us!

The festival, provided free to schools, colleges and universities, aims to transform cinema experience into something interactive and engaging, connecting young minds and educators through the power of moving image.

From shorts to documentary and feature films to meet the needs and tastes of the broad film going audience, IIFF exposes viewers to films that move, alarm, amuse, surprise and teach things they have never considered before. IIFF also stimulates conversation and encourages film enthusiasts to share their thoughts and debate meaning which contributes to people's social awareness and development. Screenings will be held at the Gallery Delta, Mannenberg, Ster Kinekor (Eastgate) and the Zimbabwe German Society where INPUT will take place. For the first time, IIFF shall travel to Binga with a few films from December 5 to 7 and will screen them at the Binga Stadium.

We are delighted to be working with new partners and organizations than ever before. This year launches two new sections to the festival, The New Man and Shasha/ Ingcitshi. The New Man recognizes the need to promote narratives that feature men in positive roles as a way of creating better places and spaces for Women. You will notice that each screening will begin with jingles by African Fathers Initiatives. Shasha/ Igcitshi is a platform to screen our own locally produced films. Catch this program at the Mannenberg! In attendance will be filmmakers and festival directors from Namibia, Poland, United Kingdom and the United States of America.

Finally, to all our friends, well wishers and supporters too numerous to mention, thank you very much. Special thanks go to our major sponsors CAFOD, Culture Fund supported by SIDA, UNWomen Gender Support Programme for the Ndichirimupenyu Awards. Partnerships with the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Harare), Zimbabwe German Society, Pamberi Trust, cannot go unmentioned. WFOZ Team, your support is greatly appreciated! To our audiences, thank you very much for loving and supporting IIFF.

Yvonne Jila - New IIFF director

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