More Than Just A Festival

The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) was launched in 1993. Film Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Maysles Cinema Institute have become principal hosts of the festival. NYAFF invites filmmakers to NYC to present their work and hold post-screening discussions with a wide range of audiences. Our round-table forums also allow African filmmakers to connect with film industry professionals and media scholars in the USA.

2015 NY African Film Festival

  • 2015 New York African Film Festival Tickets
  • The 22nd New York African Film Festival’s main venues are Film Society of Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema Institute, and BAMcinématek. The following information will direct you to the relevant sales portal for every venue and its address. We look read more»

  • 22nd NY African Film Festival Statement
  • “International Decade of People of African Descent”

    Displacement, emigration, and personal journeys rooted in economic and sociopolitical upheavals have shaped African cinema since its inception. The burgeoning mobility of African men and women across the globe is the inspiration for … read more»

  • 2015 New York African Film Festival Program Guide
  • The following program guide lists the features and shorts scheduled to screen at the 2015 New York African Film Festival. This guide begins with information on our Opening Night Reception Exhibition. The line-up is then organized alphabetically, and each film … read more»

  • 2014 New York African Film Festival Program Guide
  • The following program guide lists the features and shorts scheduled to screen at the 2014 New York African Film Festival. This guide begins with information on our Opening Night Reception Exhibition and on our special co-presentation of “Coeur de Lion” … read more»

  • 2014 New York African Film Festival Tickets
  • The 21st New York African Film Festival’s main venues are Film Society of Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema Institute, and BAMcinématek. The following information will direct you to the relevant sales portal for every venue and its address. We look read more»

  • The 21st New York African Film Festival Statement
  • “REVOLUTION AND LIBERATION IN THE DIGITAL AGE”

    In Africa and its diaspora, revolution is not always synonymous with the overthrowing of a government or a head of state. It is also the relentless search for liberation of the body and … read more»

  • Save The Date!
  • Mark your calendars! This year, the 21st New York African Film Festival opens at Walter Reade Theatre of Lincoln Center from May 7th to May 13th, 2014 before moving on to the Maysles Cinema Institute from … read more»

  • 20th NYAFF @ BAMcinématek – May 24-27
  • The New York African Film Festival returns to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The festival closes over Memorial Day Weekend May 24 to 27 at the Brooklyn Academy of Music BAMcinématek—part of the dance and music festival DanceAfrica.

    Under the … read more»

  • Panel Discussion:
  • African Filmmaking in the Digital Era:

    Bringing New Audiences to African Cinema.

    Thursday, April 18 – 6:30PM-8:30PM

    Columbia University’s Maison Française – Buell Hall – 2nd floor – 515 West 116th Street

    A panel discussion with Oluchi Enuha (iROKOtv read more»

  • 18th NY African Film Festival
  • 18th New York African Film Festival (April 2 – May 21, 2011)

    African Film Festival Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 18th edition of the New York African Film Festival. A multi-venue two-month celebration of African arts … read more»