The Zimbabwe International Film Festival was established in 1997; and converted to the Zimbabwe International Film & Festival Trust (ZIFFT) in 2000.
It is a registered Trust whose main activities are in the development of film in Zimbabwe.
As a non-profit organization, ZIFFT is dedicated to the discovery and development of filmmakers, artists, and audiences; and contributing to vibrant, socially and politically relevant, African story-telling through cinema. It is distinguished as a major promoter of the film industry in Zimbabwe and the African continent, with a solid record in delivering strong film development programmes over the past 17 years.
ZIFFT’s alumni continue to make significant contribution to filmmaking in Zimbabwe and abroad.
ZIFFT is dedicated to the discovery and development of independent filmmakers, artists and audiences; as the focal institution for the promotion of imaginative story-telling and sustainable, creative innovations in filmmaking. Through its programs, the Trust seeks to discover, support, and inspire independent film from Zimbabwe, the African Continent and around the world, and to introduce audiences to their work.