ZIFF Zanzibar International Film Festival Diamonds La Gemma dell'Est

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ZIFF Zanzibar International Film Festival

from July 8, 2017 to July 16, 2017

The largest annual cultural event in East Africa

This year will take place the 20th anniversary of the Zanzibar International Film Festival.

This is now the largest annual cultural event in East Africa, and among the eight major festivals in sub-Saharan Africa.  It is scheduled annually around the first two weeks in July. The festival celebrates the arts and cultures of the African Continent, India, Pakistan, Gulf States, Iran and the Indian Ocean islands. It features an international film and video competition, music, theatre and performing arts, workshops, seminars, conferences and other related arts and cultural programs. The festival program is centered in a variety of magnificent venues near the seafront in the historic Stone Town; with a Village Panorama that extends the festival to rural communities; Women’s Panorama, which provides a focus for women’s issues; Children’s Panorama, which provides for the participation of children and youths.


Other events

from June 25, 2017 to July 4, 2017

Ngalawa Boat Race – Ngalawa Cup

The race is held twice a year in January and June following the local trade winds. The Northerly Kaskazi wind in January and the Southerly Kuzi in July. The racecourse is...
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from September 2, 2017 to September 4, 2017

Jahazi Literary & Jazz Festival

Jahazi Festival is a literary and cultural event that brings local and international writers, musicians and the community together in a friendly environment to share ideas, learn from each other,...
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from November 1, 2017 to November 30, 2017

International Triathlon and Marathon

During your holidays in Zanzibar, runners can't lose this special event! This is an annual event scheduled to take place in November in some of Zanzibar’s finest locations. It have been...
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from February 8, 2018 to February 11, 2018

Sauti za busara

Sauti za busara is East Africa’s No. 1 festival that celebrates the richness and variety of African music. The 15th edition of Sauti za Busara African music festival is planned to...
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from February 20, 2018 to February 20, 2018

Turtle Release Day

Every year the Nungwi community celebrates the Release Turtle, a special event organized by volunteers at the Mnarani Marine Turtles Conservation Pond, a community established in 1993 to preserve the...
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Special events and entertainment in the resort

Every day of the week, we plan activities within the resort, suitable for adults and children: Monday: Mzuca Acrobatic show DJ set at Sunset Lounge with DJ Lee Tuesday: Special event: Italian Dinner DJ set at...
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