Culture - Zimbabwe
European Film Festival
This is an annual event led by the EU Delegation to Zimbabwe with support from member states. Each year the Netherlands licenses a Dutch film in line with our priorities. In addition to screening European films, the EU Film Festival also runs a workshop series and short film competition for local filmmakers. Recent films are:
- 2021: Galapagos: Hope for the Future
- 2020: Bellingcat: Truth in a Post-Truth World
- 2019: The Conductor
Rembrandt@350 – Zimbabwe Remasters a Dutch Icon
2019 marked 350 years since the death of Dutch icon Rembrandt van Rijn. This anniversary was celebrated at more than 70 commemorative exhibitions across the world. In Zimbabwe, the Netherlands Embassy and the National Gallery of Zimbabwe joined forces and called artists to recreate a Rembrandt piece of their choosing but in their own style and with local themes. More than 140 artists submitted works in various mediums, with 35 chosen for display alongside the 6 original Rembrandt Etchings held in the National Gallery of Zimbabwe’s Permanent Collection. The artists were bold and creative, using numerous mediums from painting and printmaking to sculpture and photography. The exhibition opened in Harare, before moving to Bulawayo.