Invision Studios on Wednesday showcased short films from the last edition of International Images Film Festival at Book Cafe. The short films showed maturity in terms of the sequence, flow of events and picture quality in the productions.The Book Café was filled to capacity as the event was free of charge. Filmmakers showcased their prowess, leaving the audience chanting for more.
Blessing Chinanga one of the event organisers was charmed by the attendance of the various filmmakers as this enables progressive networking to take place in an effort to uplift the film industry.
"The attendance of different filmmakers will enable them to come together and easily share ideas in order to sustain our Zimbabwean film industry through their creative initiatives," he said.
The short films which were screened include "Yeukai" by Emmanuel Gumiremhete, "Yamaha" by Charles Mugaviri, "S'thandwa Sami" by Xanier Dhlomo, "Saved" by Denise Edwards, "Blurred" by Pride Mpofu and "Letters" by Blessing Chinanga.
"Yeukai" is about a girl named Yeukai who unfortunately gets raped by her boyfriend and her neighbour who employs her on the same day.
"Yamaha" is about two women living separate lives and have analogous experiences interrelated through their relationships.
It was written and directed by the talented filmmaker Mugaviri and the concept was by Denise Edwards who also wrote "Saved".
In an interview with The Herald Entertainment Chinanga, a young film-maker and photographer expressed his happiness as his short film "Letters"which premièred last year and was being screened again.
"I am honoured for the second time to be able to enjoy "Letters" with an amazing audience tonight," he said.
Charles Mugaviri who is one of the filmmakers and organisers said the film screening is done in order to increase film production and showcase different talent from across Zimbabwe.
"We came up with this idea with the intention of increasing film productions in the country.
"We also want to encourage and give a platform to a number of local filmmakers to showcase their talent," he said.