Programs

Thanks to initial grants from the Ford and Rockefeller Foundations, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and the Film Society of Lincoln Center have hosted the major biennial New York African Film Festival, a program devoted to film works about and from Africa and its Diaspora since 1993. These popular events screened at Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and Brooklyn Academy of Music, also included art shows and panel discussions among media professionals and scholars at the Studio Museum in Harlem, the Museum for African Art, New York and Columbia Universities. Due to the increase in demand and production of African films, the festival has been presented annually since 1998. The African Film Festival is a non-competitive event. We invite many of the featured filmmakers to introduce their work and hold post-screening discussions with the public. In addition, we sponsor a series of round-table discussions where African filmmakers connect with film industry professionals and their counterparts in the U.S.

Community Programs

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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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9th Annual Family Day Celebration on Governors Island!

  Come out for an enchanting day of music, film, and dance as African Film Festival Inc.’s Family Day Celebration returns to Governors Island. Fun-seeking individuals of all ages are invited to join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Trust …
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Education

Educational Programs

At AFF we understand that film is a powerful educational tool, able to engage children emotionally and intellectually. It allows them to make connections between their own lives and those lived in different countries and cultures depicted onscreen. AFF’s educational …
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National Traveling Series

21st NATIONAL TRAVELING SERIES

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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20TH NATIONAL TRAVELING SERIES

In 2015-2016, 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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