Annual Events

Vilole Images Productions’ annual events include:-
  1. Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ) scheduled in August
  2. Peace Day on 21st September.
  3. Capacity Building workshops (Various training workshop in film, advocacy and women rights  run throughout the year)
  4. Advocacy through Community screenings (Screening of creative movies with themes that educate, make aware, inform, motivate etc )
  5. Participates actively in national annual events like International Women’s Day and International Day of the Disabled among others.
Shungu Namutitima International Film Festival of Zambia (SHUNAFFoZ)

A project of Vilole Images Productions, SHUNAFFoZ was founded to pursue a focused vision of contributing to the development of the Zambian film industry and on the premise of contributing towards empowering individuals to the growth and visibility of the local film industry with the main focus on celebrating the abilities of/for women and persons wth disabilities through the art of film.

Based in Livingstone, the SHUNAFFoZ is be a unique and special festival that will continue to embraces Gender, HIV and AIDS, Disability, vulnerably kids/youths and Environment among other. Each year the festival will have a special theme, screen and award deserving films.


The main aim of the programme is to integrate women and women with disabilities, young and aspirant filmmakers and showcase products with themes that educate, inspire, sensitize, advocate, entertain and hopefully bring hope to the helpless. Through this platform, it’s our hope that all persons in the industry from different parts of the country and the world would come together to screen movies, networking, sharing and exchanging information, sell and buy products that celebrate the theme of each year. Then enjoy the beautiful tourist sites that include the Victoria Falls, wild animals in the game parks and many more.


SHUNAFFoZ’s key objectives include facilitation of
  1. Capacity building programmes, meetings, forums and debates.
  2. Community screenings
  3. Challenge artists to make products of quality and international standard with themes that contribute towards social change, improve lives.
  4. Promotion of the development and trade in the Zambian film and television products
  5. Promotion of culture exchange and showcases artists to expose the Zambian and African artistic talent.
  6. Create an inclusion platform for local and international networking and marketing and distribution
  7. Challenge government and private sector to participate actively in the development of local film industry
  8. Promote links between filmmakers, government, broadcasters and private sector
  9. Integrating women and persons with disabilities in celebrating the abilities of/for women through the art of film
  10. Celebrate the works of creative up-coming and professional artists
  11. Award and honour deserving artistic products.
  12. Grow the Zambian audience in appreciation, recognition and knowledge for films from Africa and from around the world
  13. And exhibit the Zambian tourist sites.

The user-contributed presentations are submitted as abstracts prior to the levitra cost per pill and may be related to (virtually) any R-related topic. The presentations are typically organized in sessions of either broad or special interest, which also comprise a “free” discussion format.


The main Screening venue and film village has always at Capitol Theatre right at the centre of town in Livingstone. Besides screening at Capitol Theatre, taking movies to the community is a very vital a component of the festival. Not everyone can manage to go to the theatre, thus we follow the audience to the markets, villages, compounds and learning institutions to reach young people.


Being organized in honour of Filmmakers who have contributed in using film as a tool to address Human Rights issues for/of women and persons with disabilities, the event will with effect from 2013 reward those who have embraced each year’s theme and have been outstanding in the roles performed in films during the last 10 year.

•    In 2013 the festival will be held from 23rd -31st August 2013
•    The award category has been adjusted to the following

Award Categories from 2013 will include:
  1. Best Picture,
  2. Best Zambian Feature Film,
  3. Best Short Film,
  4. Best Documentary,
  5. Best Actress,
  6. Best upcoming Actress,
  7. Best Actor,
  8. Best upcoming Actor.
  9. Best Cinematography,
  10. Best Director,
  11. Best Disability theme
  12. Best Audience.
  13. Chairman Awards.
  14. The highest Awards will be the Best Disability Awards.
  15. The festival will also appreciate contributions towards African Cinema, towards women with disabilities and women in general issues


The other component of the festival is composed of various conferences, master classes and workshops. These events will run parallel with screenings. With such events, VIP wishes to empower women and persons with disabilities to equip them with basic skills in video production and encourage them to use the audio-visual as a tool to speak out.


In promotion of the Cardiac Trust of Zambia, the festival sets a special day for kids and their families during the festival. Kids are the future leaders of ever nation, thus when as a festival we say ‘inclusion’ we mean inclusion of special activities that include kids as well. This is a special day for families to get together and spend time with their beloved-ones. Various activities that include kids competition, face painting, jumping castle, kid’s movies, arts and video workshop for kids and many more creative games are designed to kids and their guardians/parents.


The festivals brings to the city international and national filmmakers and lovers from everywhere around the world. It is also the festival’s intention to host celebrates and personalities.


Alongside the festival activities, people take an opportunity to visit beautiful Zambia’s nature sites and animals that include sightseeing, bout cruises, walk with the lion, drive on Elephants, play with the cheetah, visit the Victoria Falls, culture groups, Mukuni village and the museum among others.

It’s a full packaged festival designed to entertain every visitor to the city during the 9 days of the festival.