Guests attend the 23rd NYAFF Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow. Photo: Lindsey Seide Quenia Ribeiro and her mother Nairobi, share their family photos at the 23rd NYAFF Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow. Photo: Lindsey Seide Historian Leonard Davis sharing family photos at the 23rd NYAFF Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow event. Photo: Lindsey Seide AFF Executive Director, Mahen Bonetti, giving the Opening Night Speech at NYAFF23. Photo: Lindsey Seide Ambassador Robert Van Lierop, Ambassador Odo Tevi, Malika Lee Whitney, Arnie Holland, Bentley Dean and Mahen Bonetti at Opening Night for the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide Opening Night Film, Tanna post-screening discussion at NYAFF23. Photo: Lindsey Seide Dennis Lim, Jimmy Jean-Louis, Angelique Kidjo and Mahen Bonetti at Opening Night of the 23rd NYAFF at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Photo: Lindsey Seide Nefertite Nguvu and Hoji Fortuna at Opening Night for NYAFF23. Photo: Lindsey Seide Claire Diao, Alice Diop and Patrick Zingile at Opening Night for NYAFF23. Photo: Lindsey Seide Tabitha Holbert and Amy Halldin at Opening Night for the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide Professor Mamadou Diouf and writer and film historian, Clyde Taylor discussing the film Negritude: A Dialogue Between Wole Soyinka and Senghor. Photo: Daniel Rodriguez Quartiers Lointains Q&A with Melvin Van Peebles, Alice Diop, Claire Diao and Patrick Zingile, moderated by Karen McMullen at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Sean Diserio
Young film-goers at NYAFF23. Photo: Victoria Trentacoste Christopher Kirkley (director of Akounak Tedalat Taha Tazoughai), film star Mdou Moctar and Francoise Bouffault at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Sean Diserio A discussion following The Cursed Ones screening with (right to left) actor Jimmy Jean-Louis, Nicholas Lory, Maximillian Claussen and moderator Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide Martha & Niki discussion with Martha Nabwire (via Skype), director Tora Mårtens, Niki Tsappos and moderator Ekwa Msangi at NYAFF23. Photo: Sean Diserio Black Jews director, Laurence Gavron with Rico Speight during a Q&A for NYAFF23 at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Photo: Dara Ojugbele Max Conil and Price of Love director, Hermon Hailay and the Centerpeice Night screening of their film at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Kayoko Nakamura Xavier Coleman, Iquo Essien, MaameYaa Boafo, Hoji Fortuna, Alfonso Johnson, Ntare Mwine and Mamadou Dia at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Daniel Rodriguez Lydie Diakhaté (director of Some Bright Morning: The Art of Melvin Edwards with Clyde Taylor and Melvin Edwards at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Victoria Trentacoste A full house at the screening of Queen Nanny and Yemanjá at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Victoria Trentacoste Donna C. Roberts (Yemanjá director) and Roy T. Anderson (Queen Nanny director) with Malika Lee Whitney at the 23rd NYAFF. Photo: Victoria Trentacoste Sabaah Jordan, Too Black to Be French director Isabelle Boni-Claverie and Electra Weston at Maysles Cinema for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele Dora King and Kewulay Kamara at Maysles Cinema screening of In Search of Finah Misa Kule for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele Mariah Mckenzie, Mahen Bonetti, 5 Star DJ Mary Mac and director Daty Kaba at the screening of Mixtress X for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele Tchinda Andrade, Tchindas director, Marc Serena and Ekwa Msangi at Maysles Cinema for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele Dora King and ?ya: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa director, Seyi Adebanjo at Maysles Cinema for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele
   

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2016 AFF SUMMER SERIES SCHEDULE

Posted June 10th, 2016 by

It’s that time of year again! Movies? Check! Live Music? Check! Free? Check! Our summer outdoor series is back and we cannot wait to welcome you to various NYC parks, as we celebrate the summertime with wonderful programs like Cinema Under the Stars and our …
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Tickets + Info – 2016 New York African Film Festival Line-up

Posted April 27th, 2016 by

The following program guide lists the features and short films scheduled to screen at the 2016 New York African Film Festival. This guide begins with information on our May 1st Town Hall Event. The line-up is then organized alphabetically, and each …
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2016 New York African Film Festival Town Hall Meeting Event

Posted April 15th, 2016 by

The 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) opens with a special live, interactive town hall meeting featuring the Digital Diaspora Family Reunion (DDFR) on Sunday, May 1st at the Amphitheater of Film Society of Lincoln Center. Developed by artist-filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris, …
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Featured Films

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Martha & Niki

Director: Tora Mkandawire Mårtens Countries: Sweden Year: 2015 Running Time: 93min. Language: Swedish with English subtitles In 2010, Swedish friends Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos were the first-ever female hip-hop dance duo to beat all of their opponents—men included—at the most important international street-dance …
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The Cursed Ones

Director: Nana Obiri Yeboah Countries: Ghana/UK Year: 2015 Running Time: 95min. Language: English A series of misfortunes lead a West African village to accuse a young girl, Asabi of witchcraft. Their Pastor insists that salvation lies in her exorcism and death, using his compelling rhetoric …
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Price of Love

Director: Hermon Hailay Countries: Ethiopia Year: 2015 Running Time: 99min. Language: Amharic with English subtitles Teddy, the son of a prostitute who grew up on the streets after his mother’s death, desperately tries to avoid the temptation of his old ways of chewing khat …
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