East African Video Music Award 2017


The Zanzibar International Film Festival, in partnership with TRACE Mziki, is proud to announce the East African Music Video Award, a new category that will honor the directors and producers who make East African artists look so good.

The award for best video will not only celebrate East African artists with the vision to create quality music videos, but also the behind-the-scenes teams that make these videos possible. For a number of years, ZIFF has recognized that music videos are, in fact, short films and should be treated as such within the confines of the film festival.

TRACE Mziki, East Africa’s biggest and most popular music video channel, is also committed to growing the East African music industry and encouraging the production of high quality videos.

The winner of the award will receive an award, a cash prize and their video will be acknowledged on TRACE Mziki


All East African artists, as well as video producers and directors are encouraged to submit their videos via the submission form in the section east African Video Music Competition.

The deadline for submission: 31st  Mai 2017

Please note: Videos must be for an East African artist and must have been created in 2016 or after.


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