ZAFTA to host Zambia film and television awards

ZAFTA to host Zambia film and television awards 
Lusaka, January 26, ZANIS--- Zambia Film and Television Awards (ZAFTA) Chairperson Patrick Salubusa says the 2018 awards will be held in July.
Mr. Salubusa said the association is currently soliciting for funds to host the annual event. 
However, he stated that Multi Choice Zambia who are the leading sponsors of the event have already come on board.
Mr. Salubusa has expressed happiness at the pace at which the film industry is growing in the country.
He cited the premiering of Zambian movies in cinemas as an indication of the thriving film industry. 
Mr. Salubusa told ZANIS in a telephone interview today that the association is in the process of signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ster-kinekor
He reiterated that the signing of the MOU will contribute to boosting of the movie industry in the country.
Mr. Salubusa said the introduction of ZAFTA awards has played a major role in changing the film landscape in the country.
And commenting on the categories of awards to be presented to deserving actors and producers, Mr. Salubusa said the awards for the best picture have been separated into two categories namely the best editor and cinematography.
While the television series award have been also separated into two categories drama and series.
Meanwhile, Mr. Salubusa added that a press statement will be issued next week which will contain details of the event.
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