CONTRIBUTE TO THE AFF MISSION
African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.
In 1990, AFF’s founders established goals that continue to enrich the organization mission and organizational development: To use African cinema to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of African arts, literature and culture; To develop a non-African audience for African films; To expand the opportunities for the distribution of African films in the United States and abroad.
Bazi Gete, Danny Glover, Angelique Kidjo, Isaach De Bankolé, Mahen Bonetti, Adam Shatz, Khalid Abdalla, Tala Hadid, Joslyn Barnes and Philippe Lacôte at the 22nd NYAFF.
Mahen Bonetti, Mamadou Niang, Lupita Nyong’o and Jean-Marie Teno NYAFF 2009
Post-Screening discussion with Wole Soyinka NYAFF 2008
Ruby Dee and S. Epatha Merkerson NYAFF 2007
Isaach De Bankolé, Abderrahmane Sissako and Jimmy Jean-Louis NYAFF 2013
Rita Marley and Danny Glover NYAFF 2007
Samba Gadjigo with Ousmane Sembene NYAFF 2005
Xenobia Bailey and Harry Belafonte NYAFF 2011
Post-Screening discussion NYAFF 2013
Summer Outdoor Series 2013
Screening at the New York Public Library 2012
Family Day 2014
The programs of African Film Festival, Inc. have been made possible by the past and present support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Africa is a Country, Bradley Family Foundation, City Bakery, Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies, Divine Chocolate, Domenico Paulon Foundation, FlavorPill, French Cultural Services, Hudson Hotel, International Organization of La Francophonie, Lambent Foundation, Manhattan Portage Bags, MetroWine, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City & Company, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Community Trust, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Times Community Affairs Department, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, SN Brussels, South African Consulate General, the United Nations’ Department of Public Information, Voss USA, Inc., and our media sponsor WNYC.