AFF Founder & Director Mahen Bonetti at Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Petter Ringbom & Producer Marquise Stillwell at BAM for the screening of their film Shield and Spear. Photo: Mariah McKenzie. Artist & Musician Blitz the Ambassador with Filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu at Opening Night of the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Mandy Jacobson (Plot For Peace) & OkayAfrica's Alyssa Klein at the 2015 NYAFF Opening Night Reception. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Mickey Dube answers questions following the US Premiere of his film Sobukwe: A Great Soul. Photo: Leon Williams. Danny Glover at Film Society of Lincoln Center for the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Q&A with Danny Glover, Journalist Adam Shatz, Actor Khalid Abdalla, & Director Tala Hadid following the NY Premiere of their film The Narrow Frame of Midnight. Photo: Lindsey Seide. The legendary Angelique Kidjo at the NY Premiere of Philippe Lacote's Run. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Bazi Gete, Danny Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Isaach de Bankole, Mahen Bonetti, Adam Shatz, Khalid Abdalla, Joslyn Barnes, & Philippe Lacote. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Actress & Filmmaker Anisia Uzeyman with Artist Saul Williams. Photo: Steffan Horowitz. Music Duo Les Nubians, Artist & Musician Blitz the Ambassador, Writer Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond, & Journalist Femi Oke at the 2015 NYAFF Town Hall Meeting. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Director Bazi Gete & Mahen Bonetti at the US Premiere of his film Red Leaves. Photo: Leon Williams. Director Dare Fasasi at the NY Premiere of his film Head Gone. Photo: Leon Williams. Les Nubians perform at the Greene Space for the 2015 NYAFF Town Hall Meeting. Photo: Nova Scott-James. Filmmakers Jide Tom Akinleminu (Portrait of a Lone Farmer) & Sandra Krampelhuber (100% Dakar - More Than Art) at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Leon Williams. Actress MaameYaa Boafo dazzles on the red carpet at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Filmmakers Senay Berhe & Teddy Goitom (Afripedia) with AFF Director Mahen Bonetti. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Producer Tendeka Matatu & Director Carey McKenzie with Moderator Rumbi Bwerinofa-Petrozzello at the Q&A following the NY Premiere of Cold Harbour. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Filmmaker Electra Weston (Maybe Dreams Can Come True) on the red carpet at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Actress Zainab Jah (Hamlet) joined us for opening night of the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. Hoji Fortuna, Jim Jarmusch, Isaach de Bankole, Angelique Kidjo, Mahen Bonetti, Andrew Dosunmu, & Ntare Mwine at the 2015 NYAFF. Photo: Lindsey Seide. A young moviegoer enjoys summer fun in Joyce Kilmer Park during our co-presentation of WHITE WEDDING with the Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of AFF's annual Summer Series 'Cinema Under the Stars.' Photo courtesy of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. Tuelo & Her Cousins perform in Joyce Kilmer Park during our co-presentation of WHITE WEDDING with the Bronx Museum of the Arts as part of AFF's annual Summer Series 'Cinema Under the Stars.' Photo courtesy of The Bronx Museum of the Arts. The Amazing Nina Simone director Jeff L. Lieberman at the NY Premiere at Jackie Robinson Park. Photo: Mariah McKenzie. Chino Pons and Grupo Irék performing at our co-presentation with Bronx Museum First Fridays! Africanismo 9. Photo: Bronx Museum/Lauren Click Dancing at Bronx Museum First Fridays! Photo: Bronx Museum/Lauren Click From right to left: Filmmaker Muzna Almusafar (Cholo), AFF Founder and Director Mahen Bonetti and friend at AFF's 8th Annual Family Day Celebration on Governors Island, September 20th. Photo Credit: Teresa Castillo Instructor Babacar M'baye leads the Senegalese Sabar dance class at the 8th Annual Family Day Celebration on Governors Island. Photo credit: Teresa Castillo Double-dutch at AFF's 8th Annual Family Day Celebration on Governors Island. Photo Credit: Teresa Castillo Audience members at the New York City Premiere of 'The Amazing Nina Simone' at Jackie Robinson Park. Enjoying the Harlem Needle Arts workshop at AFF's 8th Annual Family Day Celebration, September 20th. Photo Credit: Francoise Bouffault. Senegalese Sabar dance class at Family Day on Governors Island. Photo: Francoise Bouffault.
   

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Celebrate Black History Month– AFRIPEDIA Screening at The Schomburg

Posted January 29th, 2016 by

  Afripedia Screening & Discussion Thursday, February 18th, 2016, 6:30pm – 8:30pm Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture 515 Malcolm X Boulevard New York, NY 10037 Join us at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as we celebrate …
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20TH NATIONAL TRAVELING SERIES

Posted December 30th, 2015 by

In 2015, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) celebrates the 20th anniversary of our National Traveling Series. Due to the demand for African films across the country, in 1995 AFF launched the series, which travels to cultural institutions, museums, and universities in ten to thirteen cities …
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A Message from Abderrahmane Sissako…

Posted December 11th, 2015 by

“My first encounter with NYAFF took place twenty-two years ago, and though I am far from being its progenitor, I was there to witness its birth.  This encounter, which would mark my first voyage to New York, took place in …
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Cholo

Director: Muzna Almusafer Country: Oman Year: 2014 Running Time: 21min. Language: Swahili with English subtitles The dark-skinned 11-year-old Cholo meets his fair-skinned younger stepbrother Abdullah for the first time when their father Said arrives in Muscat. Although strikingly different, the boys have great …
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Panic Button

Director: Elizabeth Dougherty Countries: South Africa Year: 2014 Running Time: 52 min. Languages: French with English subtitles When the safe life that Jenny has created for herself is intruded upon by a handsome and kind security guard, she begins to imagine the romance that she …
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Red Leaves

Director: Bazi Gete Countries: Israel Year: 2014 Running Time: 80 min. Language: Amharic and Hebrew with English subtitles Meseganio Tadela, 74, immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia 28 years ago with his family. He has chosen to zealously retain his culture, talks very little, and hardly …
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