Shams Bhanji

Shams Bhanji
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Film director, Photographer, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor, Camera operator
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Tanzanian film & video director, fashion photographer, video artist, Cameraman, Editor, Producer and Scriptwriter.

He is sometimes credited as

Shams BHANJI is a film maker and photographer from East Africa. He was educated in film and photography in Denmark and the UK. Since he has settled in Uganda again he is best known for his daring, sensual and creative approach to his photographic and film work. His film work consists of short films, documentaries and music videos.

Filmography (selection)
The Ball (2005, short),
Saved by the Smoke (2006, short),
Moments Project (2002-2007, short),
Through My Eyes (2008),
Blind Date (2009, short, co-dir)
Zamora (2013, Feature Film), Director, ZG Films
Nadya (2015, Mini TV Series, Television), Producer / Director/ Scriptwriter, Afrodisia Films
Feza Schools promo (2016, Corporate Video), Director/Cameraman/Editor, Afrodisia Films
The Enchantress (2018, short)



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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