A night of surprises at the SZIFF award night

Monday February 25 2019


By Paul Owere

The search for the cream of the SZIFF (Sinema Zetu International Festival) was finally concluded over the weekend with the awards ceremony at Mlimani City Hall in Dar es Salaam.

The awards were not short of controversy but at the end of the day the surprise package was in the categories of Best Actor and Actress that went to teen actors Rashid Msigani and Flora Kilombo from Iringa.

But when all was done the list was quite a thrilling one with actor Salim Ahmed aka Gabo continuing with his winning streak at the awards which is organized by Azam Media.

Winners List at Sinema Zetu international Film festival

Best Film             – Siyabonga  (Salim Ahmed )

Best Film World Cinema     -  Pihu from India.


Best  Actor             - Rashid Msigani

Best Actress            - Flora Kilombo

Best Director             – Amil Shivji

Best TV series            - Safari Yangu

Best Director World Cinema        - EE.Ma and Golnesa (India and Iran)

Best Short Film            -   Super Mama

Best Short Film Director     – Prof Issa Shivji

Best TV series director         – Esther Mndeme

Best Feature Film Director    – Adam Juma

Best feature Film        - Siyabonga

Life Time Achievement        – King Majuto

Best Short Film            – Super Mama

Best Actor (World)         - Ranveer Singh (India)

Best Actress (World)        - Preetika Rao (India)

Best Feature Film         - Amka by Adam Juma

Best Cinematography        – Adam Juma

Best Scereenplay short film    - Christina Pande

Best Comedian             - Madebe Lidai