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



Selma and the American-ness of the Academy

Posted January 16th, 2015 by

Last week, I attended a screening of Ava DuVernay’s Selma about Martin Luther King, Jr. and the 1965 voting rights marches of Alabama. Desperate for inspiration, fresh off my second rejection from Sundance Screenwriters Labs—this time, unlike last year’s form …
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19th National Traveling Series

Posted November 28th, 2014 by

ABOUT THE SERIES Since 1995, African Film Festival, Inc. has worked to increase access to African cinema by expanding its channels of distribution. In order to make the unique experience of watching African cinema available to a wider audience, AFF …
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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 is a hilarious, fish-out-of-water roller coaster of a journey … read more»


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»