2014 NYAFF: Opening remarks by Founder and Executive Director Mahen Bonetti 2014 NYAFF: Guests enjoy the opening reception of the 21st New York African Film Festival. 2014 NYAFF: Singer Rafiya performs Where I'm from, to close the opening night reception. 2014 NYAFF: A full house for the opening night! 2014 NYAFF: Award-winning actress Anika Noni Rose. 2014 NYAFF: International star Aïssa Maïga. 2014 NYAFF: Nigerian actor OC Ukeje enthralls audiences with stories of Nollywood. 2014 NYAFF: Afropop duo Les Nubians  at the 21st NYAFF Gala Celebration. Executive Director Mahen Bonetti, greets filmmakers Biyi Bandele, Kenneth Gyang, Ntare Mwine, Akosua Owusu, Frances Bodomo, and Ekwa Msangi at the 2014 NYAFF 2014 NYAFF: An engaged audience during a Q&A session. 2014 NYAFF: The DeBlasios on a night out, attend a screening session. KIDflix Film Festival 2014: Happy children get excited before a film screening. Governors Island 2014: An all-day celebration of African dance, open to all. Governors Island 2014: Learning how to double-dutch! Governors Island 2014: A riveting needle-arts workshop. Governors Island 2014: Looped screening of short films! The Liberation Series: AFF will screen Miners Shot Down and Felix at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Saturday October 11, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Save the Date for Governors Island!!

Posted August 18th, 2014 by

AFF’s Annual Family Day Celebration returns on Sunday, September 7, from 11:00am – 5:00pm! RAIN DATE: Sunday, September 14, 11:00am – 5:00pm. The sights and sounds of Africa are just a seven-minute ferry ride away! Please join African Film Festival, Inc. and …
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2014 AFF SUMMER SERIES

Posted July 1st, 2014 by

Movies? Check! Live Music? Check! Free? Check! The Summer Series is back and we at AFF cannot wait to welcome you and yours to various NYC venues, as we celebrate the summertime with wonderful programs like “CINEMA UNDER THE STARS” …
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Films

soko_sonko

The Market King / Soko Sonko

Director: Ekwa Msangi Countries: Kenya and USA Year: 2014 Running Time: 22 min. Language: KiSwahili and Sheng When her mom gets sick, Kibibi’s dad must take her to the market to get her hair braided before school begins. Soko Sonko …
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mugabe

Mugabe: Villain or Hero?

Director: Roy Agyemang
Country: UK
Year: 2012
Running Time: 116 min.
Language: English

Is there more to Mugabe than is being shown by the foreign press? What is the true extent of Mugabe’s support inside Zimbabwe? These questions …read more»

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CONTEST ALERT/Please share: AFF Friends, are you in NYC? We have a contest for you! Win a ticket to attend the Reel Sisters Trailblazer Awards this Sunday, which will honor 3 incredible women in the world of cinema, including our own fabulous and trailblazing Executive Director, Mahen Bonetti! Here's our question (answer as a comment): What is the name of the Mauritanian film director who just won THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD at this year's Chicago International Film Festival, and for which film? ... See MoreSee Less

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