A colourful event that showcases Zambian talent in film alongside a selection of films from around Africa. The aim of the film festival is to promote the film industry in Zambia as a sustainable industry with potential to contribute to the economy. It offers a platform for young film makers in Zambia, allowing them to network with funding bodies and those with knowledge in the sector. The film festival has three main components:
The Visual Arts Expo exhibits Zambia's finest, pottery, paintings and handcrafts. Artefacts from 10 different provinces are displayed in different marquees. The Visual Arts Expo is preceded by several workshops that highlight the development of visual arts in Zambia. alongside presentations of academic papers to unravel the history of art.
The Dance Festival is a celebration of the rich cultural inheritance of Zambia that expressed in the form of dance. Several dance flash mobs are carried out throughout the city leading up to the actual festival. Dance exchange programs featuring dance artists from other African countries are also held to add colour to the festival. The festival features a number of dance troupes that showcase dances from the ten provinces of Zambia. It is accompanied by brief cultural narrations of the cultural heritage preserved with each dance. Business development workshops are held for dancers during the festival as well as community outreach programs in dance.
The fashion show showcases some of Zambia's best designers and features some of the best continental and world designers. The festival recognises fashion as an art that is slowly growing in Zambia and seeks to showcase the significance of fashion as an industry. The fashion show includes several workshops such as:
The Literary Arts Festival aims to re-establish the reading culture in Zambia by showcasing a diverse genre of literary material. The festival includes poetry readings, writers' workshops and the display of books by Zambians and books about Zambia. Creative writing workshops are featured giving information on:
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