13-15 May 2021
Alliance Française de Lusaka
Lusaka, Zambia

Zambia Short Film Festival 2021

Screening 13-15 May 2021



Find your light within the storm


Zambia Short Film Festival is an annual film festival to showcase national and international film making and budding African unique voices. Our goal is to boost the Zambian film industry and provide a platform for international exchange. The festival is accompanied by a film training.


Best Film

Spiral Bound – Production: Augustine Lungu

Best Director

Jones Nasilele – Spiral Bound

Best Actor

Cecilia Mwansa – Scars

Best Actor

Leo Daughty Simukoko – Confession

Best Screenplay

Emmanuel Mwape – Confession

Best Cinematography

Dickson Mwape – Scars

Best Costume


Best Make-up

Cecilia Mwansa – Scars

Best Edit

Besta Phiri – Spiral Bound

Best Sound

Mainala Silondwa – Confession


Best Film

F***Ing Marat (Russian Federation) by Mikhail Boreysha


15 (Turkey) by Volkan Durmuş

A Boy's Tale (Nigeria) by Danaan

A Man With Grey Hair (United Kingdom) by Ali Salehi

A Night With A Stranger (United States) by Marty Novitsky, Uladzimir Taukachou

Aftermask (United States) by Anton Josef

Alghol (India) by Sachin Dushi

Alone (Cameroon) by Jean Marc Anda

Back Home (Kosovo) by Arber Krasniqi

Be Patient (Ukraine) by Liubov Honcharenko

Blowing In The Wind (Iran, Islamic Republic of) by Woodyan Zoveidavi

Broken News (Kenya) by Odipo Riaga

Brotherly (Nigeria) by Best Okoduwa

Brothers (Algeria) by Ahcene Khirat

Calibre (Switzerland) by Bruno Mathe

Chisampato (Boots) (Zambia) by Edwin Mwanza

Coffee Place (Korea, Republic of) by Soo-Min Park

Confession (Zambia) by Emmanuel Mwape

Da Yie (Ghana) by Anthony Nti

Damned Memory (Brazil) by Andrea Fergo , Rafael Zanesco

El Espino (Colombia) by Jorge Andrés Abril Martínez

F***Ing Marat (Russian Federation) by Mikhail Boreysha

Fear Knows My Name (Uganda) by Morris Mugisha

Feet That Touches Nation (Nepal) by Prasun Sindhuliya

Freedom Fan (Hong Kong) by Cheng Tsz Lok

From Majid With Love (Turkey) by Yiğit Armutoğlu

Funeral Scene (Uganda) by Roger Matelja Mugabirwe

Gangrene (Iran, Islamic Republic of) by Behnam Motamedi

Ghalia (Precious) (Egypt) by Ayman Sakr

Gimmick (Morocco) by Anass Allali

Golden Fish, African Fish (Senegal) by "Thomas Grand, Moussa Diop"

Here For You (Panama) by Angel Hepburn

Hunting (Argentina) by Ariel Sanna

I Am Not Here (Egypt) by

I Do (Zambia) by Edwin Mwanza

In A Few Moments (Afghanistan) by Qudratullah Benyamin

Into The Hills (Uruguay) by Eduardo Granadsztejn, Nicolás Croza

Intsimbi (South Africa) by Nhlakanipho Mashinini

Jeffrey At The Bus Stop (Norway) by Peter A. Clayborough

Just A Day (Uganda) by Sarah Namiyonga

Kafan (Lebanon) by Bilal Khreis

Kuya (United Kingdom) by Joshy Lee

Like Glass (Iran, Islamic Republic of) by Abolfazl Zare Kar Moghadam

Listen To Me (France) by François Hoskovec

Lottery (Bangladesh) by Km Kanak

Masiye (Zambia) by Anahela Makumba

Memory Of The Forgotten (Spain) by Marta Arjona, Maite Blasco, Raquel Rodríguez

Mine (Kenya) by Dylan Habil

Moscow (Dominican Republic) by Leonela Gardemont

Murder (Morocco) by

My Side Of Life (Kenya) by Erick Kinungi

N'anga (Zimbabwe) by Munashe Chirisa

Neuro (Slovakia) by Matej Vančo

Oh Mama (Uganda) by Grace Gashumba Natasha

Oil Press (Morocco) by Nora Azeroual

On A Saturday Afternoon (Korea, Republic of) by Tae Hun An

Palette (Japan) by Yurugu Matsumoto

Perception (India) by Avirup Biswas

Real De Amores (Mexico) by Luis Adrián Martínez Servién

Rocks And Crows (Switzerland) by Anne Thorens

Safe Inside (Ireland) by Peter Young

Shangazi (Aunt) (Tanzania, United Republic of) by Khalid Ricko

Silence Of The Desert (Israel) by Alon Levy

Sixteen Years In Wonderland (China) by Bin Zhou

Smile (Mexico) by Neysser Espadas

Sore (Indonesia) by Ain Naya Fatiah, Baiq Nabila Tazkya

Spiral Bound (Zambia) by Jones Nasilele

Talatu (Nigeria) by Senate Ewah

Tasheni (Zambia) by Anahela M Makumba

Tchikena (Angola) by Nuno Barreto

The Beauty And The Dishcloth (France) by Yan Berthemy

The Capture (Peru) by Carlos Quiroz

The Gift (Romania) by Dumitru Grosei

The Invisible (France) by Karim Kebdani

The Jakar (Saudi Arabia) by Abdulaziz Bawazeer

The Last Message (Egypt) by Karim El Shafei

The Pastor.The Bomb.The Conman (Zambia) by Edwin Mwanza

The Power Of Childhood (Russian Federation) by Lolita Naranovich

The Puzzle (Morocco) by Douaa Bouhaddou, Anouar Belamammar

The Return (Romania) by Paul-Corneliu Sichigea

The Shack (South Africa) by Tebogo Chologi

The Sun And The Men (Togo) by Dieu-Donné Tchani, Isidore G. Folly

The Volcano's Last Wish (Cape Verde) by Guenny K. Pires

Three Is A Crowd (Canada) by Anderson Jean

To Kill A Man (Russian Federation) by Даниил Ющенко

To Survive (Uganda) by Nazzinda Ruth

Ufanisi - Success (Kenya) by Rashid Juma

Undi (Zambia) by Vanessa Tolino, Lee Kabongo Senford

Unknown Union (South Africa) by Makere Thekiso

Watched (United Kingdom) by Joshy Lee

What If (Zambia) by Cosmas Ngandwe

Why We Are Unhappy In Cities (China) by Zhao Gang


3-12 May 2021, 9h-16h (10 Days)
Alliance Française de Lusaka
Lusaka, Zambia




Fee: K100 per day x 10 days


13 May 2021

Screenings: 10AM-5PM

14 May 2021

Screenings: 10AM-5PM

15 May 2021

Screenings: 10AM-5PM

Graduating night: 6H30PM



Jessie Chisi is a Zambian award winning film director and writer with vast experience in teaching masterclasses. She is known for directing the documentary feature film Between Rings (2014), the award-winning short film Imagination (2016) and the Zambian hit show Zuba (2017-2019).


Becky Ngoma is a Zambian award winning creative screenwriter with great passion and 10 year experience in teaching tailored masterclasses in writing. She is known for writing Zambia's hit shows Kabanana (2010), Fever (2016) and Zuba (2017-2019).








Zambia Short Film Festival 2021


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