Community Programs

AFF brings African films directly to New York neighborhoods with limited cultural resources, taking African cinema out of the art house and into the community. These screenings reach many who may be unable to attend our annual Festival due to cost or location.

Community-based program partners have included cultural institutions and city agencies, such as Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Aaron Davis Hall, City College, Ocularis, and the CityParks Foundation, The Trust for Governors Island, Queens Museum of Art, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Columbia University Institute of African Studies, among others, to bring free film screenings, music and dance, workshops, panels and art shows to the public.

  • 2016 AFF SUMMER SERIES SCHEDULE
  • It’s that time of year again!
    Movies? Check!
    Live Music? Check!
    Free? Check!

    Our summer outdoor series is back and we cannot wait to welcome you to various NYC parks, as we celebrate the summertime with wonderful programs like Cinema read more»

  • Women’s History Month Screening at NeueHouse
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    Thursday, March 17th 6:45 PM-9:15PM

    Join NeueHouse and African Film Festival, Inc. for a celebration of Women’s History Month with directors Ekwa Msangi (Soko Sonko) and Alla Kovgan (Nora), and  dancer-choreographer nora chipaumire. 

    In the read more»

  • New Year, New Things!
  • As we move deeper into the winter season, take a look back at some of AFF’s programming from Summer and Fall 2015.

    Family Day Celebration on Governors Island

    Check out a video highlighting events from our annual Family Day Celebration … read more»

  • SEMBENE! NYC RUN EXTENDED!
  • In 1952, Ousmane Sembene, a dockworker and fifth-grade dropout from Senegal, began dreaming an impossible dream: to become the storyteller for a new Africa.

    SEMBENE! tells the unbelievable true story of the father of African cinema, the self-taught novelist and … read more»

  • 2015 AFF SUMMER SERIES SCHEDULE
  • 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” read more»

  • Sunday Films at Mid-Manhattan Library
  • Every Sunday, African Film Festival, Inc. and Mid-Manhattan Library will present screenings of cutting-edge classic and contemporary works from Africa and the Diaspora to the Midtown community and present a diverse and dynamic portrait of people of African heritage, through read more»

  • Happy Thanksgiving from the African Film Festival!
  • A SPECIAL NOTE OF GRATITUDE FROM AFF!

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