A Word From The Directors

Welcome to SOTAMBE Documentary Film and Arts Organization’s website. Our organization was established in 2014 and it is aimed at educating and raising awareness on social issues in the society through film and arts.

Daniel Mwale & Martina Mwanza

SOTAMBE DFAF plans, organizes and conducts several activities throughout each year as a build up to the festival and this is always in accordance with the theme of the festival in that particular year. Such activities may include the following: the Filmmaking Workshops, Celebration of International Day of Albinism, Art Workshops for Children and Art Exhibitions, Outdoor Screenings, Film Entrepreneurship Conferences and continuous Tree planting exercise.

Nevertheless, the FILM FESTIVAL remains the main focus of our organization. This five day annual event happening in September consists of documentary movie screenings which are followed up with panel discussions targeting mainly students from colleges and universities, as well as screenings of locally produced movies that are followed by discussions with the producers and directors on challenges they faced during the production process.

This year, it is the 5th ANNIVERSARY of SOTAMBE FILM FESTIVAL organized under the theme “The Future Belongs to Us – Celebrating a Zambian Filmmaker” and we are planning on many activities and additional programmes in order to boost the film industry in Zambia.