Save the Date! The 24th New York African Film Festival Quenia Ribeiro's Afro-Brazilian dance class at Family Day Celebration on Governors Island! Photo: Ade Adetayo Double-dutch at Family Day Celebration on Governors Island! Photo: Malika Lee Whitney Afripedia at BRIC: Celebrating Africa Film! Photo: James Petrozello Africa United screening at Bronx Museum First Fridays! Photo: Dara Ojugbele Historian Leonard Davis sharing family photos at the 23rd NYAFF Digital Diaspora Family Reunion Roadshow event. 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 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 Martha & Niki discussion with Martha Nabwire (via Skype), director Tora Mårtens, Niki Tsappos and moderator Ekwa Msangi at NYAFF23. Photo: Sean Diserio 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 Tchinda Andrade, Tchindas director, Marc Serena and Ekwa Msangi at Maysles Cinema for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele Sabaah Jordan, Too Black to Be French director Isabelle Boni-Claverie and Electra Weston at Maysles Cinema for NYAFF23. Photo: Dara Ojugbele


Save the Date! 24th New York African Film Festival

Posted March 20th, 2017 by

In May 2017, the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns to the Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC), Maysles Cinema, Lehman College and Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek for its 24th edition.The festival takes on the theme, The Peoples’ Revolution*, …
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Posted February 3rd, 2017 by

In 2016-2017, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) celebrates the 21st 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 in …
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Help us advance our mission

Posted November 28th, 2016 by

Thank you so much for your support of the African Film Festival! For 26 years AFF has connected audiences to the uniquely powerful talent of creators from Africa and her Diaspora. At AFF, we believe that the advancement of African people—and the …
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Featured Films


Director: Yared Zeleke Countries: Ethiopia Year: 2015 Running Time: 94min. Language: Amharic with English subtitles When Ephraim, an Ethiopian boy, is sent from his homeland to live with distant relatives, he takes his beloved sheep with him. One day, his uncle announces …
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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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