Cinema Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) is a not-for-profit organization established to develop and promote a sustainable film industry in Zimbabwe. CSZ was established and formally registered in March 2020, to promote convergence of stakeholder groups, promote and cultivate a culture of collaboration among stakeholders, provide capacity development to filmmakers, establish viable markets for Zimbabwean films and promote and preserve Zimbabwean cultural heritage.
To develop and promote a sustainable film industry
To establish, develop and promote a sustainable film industry through convergence and collaboration of stakeholders and celebration of creative excellence.
Our vision is to develop and promote a sustainable film industry through;
We believe in empowering filmmakers to produce marketable content ultimately marketing Zimbabwe's creative cultural economy.
Culture of Collaboration
We strive to partner and engage collaboratively within the industry, lateraly within and across borders.
We intend to establish alterative local, regional and global markets for Zimbabwean motion pictures to promote our film industry on a global market
The success of the film industry hinges on the participation of key stakeholders treating the creative cultural industries as economically viable enterprises.
Our Core Values
We understand the immense value of creative cultural industries towards economic development, patriotism, cultural preservation, edutainment and improved livelihoods of the stakeholders - we thus approach to the business of film ready to pay the PRICE...
PRICE means ...
In order to create a viable film industry in Zimbabwe, the following objectives guides what we do.
To promote convergence of stakeholder groups; government, content creators, private sector, civic societies and audiences
To document and maintain a database of Zimbabwean cinematic producers and productions.
To foster and promote a culture of collaboration among stakeholders within and outside the industry, locally and internationally.
To establish viable local, regional and international markets for Zimbabwean content; and
To provide capacity development to filmmakers equipping them with practical and theoretical knowledge to improve quality of productions.
To promote creative excellence through hall of fame, awards