The Foundation is a nongovernmental, non-profit corporation organised exclusively for cultural, creative and artistic entrepreneurship and development purposes. 

It is registered in Zanzibar under Registration Number Z0000071789

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"ZAIF exists to enable East African filmmakers to develop as talents and professionals, capable of producing high quality content, with impact on industry growth, cultural development and social change."

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"To be a modern African platform that works with storytelling through film."

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Collaboration allows us to know more than we are capable of knowing by ourselves, building trust and working together towards success. With time FLZ will build links with other regional, continental and international partners through collaborative programming, the sharing of resources and developing innovative approaches to training, producing and promotion. This will contribute towards delivering relevant and enriching content and the development of a regional film identity and dignity.