Star FM walking the talk
17 October 2016
Star FM is walking the talk when it comes to promoting home grown films.
The leading radio station last Friday hosted a film night at its studios for its staff members in a bid to show how serious they are about celebrating and promoting local films.
The station has dedicated the whole month of October to celebrate local films.
Several of the station’s staff gathered to watch two Zimbabwean short films-The Collector and Freedom last Friday evening.
The staff enjoyed the films over snacks provided by Ster kinekor and Baker’s Inn.
Dubbed Ziftober the station commemorates the main characters and cast of Zimbabwean films but also expose the behind the scenes, production and other teams that contribute to the release of a film.
In an interview the station’s programming manager, Napoleon Nyanhi he said:
“As we celebrate Zimbabwean film in the month of October, we decided to practice what we are preaching by hosting this ZifNight for our staff.
“We believe that if the Stars have a solid appreciation of our films, they can effortlessly become staunch ambassadors on and off air.
“We intend to influence the whole country to start watching and supporting Zimbabwean films.”
Over the last months Star FM has had Zimbabwean concepts like the Mother Tongue March, a celebration of Zimbabwean local languages and Zimnthulikazi a celebration of home grown music.
Interestingly the station also has presenters that have been involved in the film industry.
The likes of the station general manager Comfort Mbofana who wrote a short film and also acted in another, sports caster Yvonne Mangunda was on the popular Studio 263.
Phathisani and Davies Mugadza are also expected to feature in a film that is still shooting.