Tag: Short Film

  • AFRIPEDIA Series
  • Directors: Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe
    Countries: Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Sweden
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 140 min.
    Language: English, Portuguese, French and Wolof with English subtitles


    Angola welcomes us to the home of heavy … read more»

  • The Summer of Gods
  • Director: Eliciana Nascimento
    Country: Brazil
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 20 min.
    Language: Portuguese with English subtitles

    The Summer of Gods is a short film about a young girl named Lili who unites with her Afro-Brazilian religious ancestry on a summer … read more»

  • Panic Button
  • Director: Elizabeth Dougherty
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2014
    Running Time: 52 min.
    Languages: French with English subtitles

    When the safe life that Jenny has created for herself is intruded upon by a handsome and kind security guard, she begins to … read more»

  • Bronx Princess
  • Director: Yoni Brook and Musa Syeed
    Country: Ghana and USA
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 38 min.
    Language: Twi, English, and Ga

    Bronx Princess follows headstrong 17-year-old Rocky as she leaves behind her mother in New York City to reunite with … read more»

  • Burkina, All About Women
  • Director: Nicole Mackinlay Hahn
    Country: Burkina Faso/USA
    Year: 2015
    Running Time: 11 min.
    Languages: French and Mooré with English subtitles

    Seeking to undo stereotypes about African women by looking at the professional lives of women in Burkina Faso, the film … read more»

  • Chief!
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 1999
    Running Time: 61 mins.
    Language: French

    CHIEF! asks us to see beyond the cult of personality created by the dictator, allowing us to that a dictatorship is also a system with a logic, … read more»

  • Smoke in the Eyes
  • Director: François Woukoache
    Countries: Cameroon/Belgium
    Year: 1997
    Running Time: 23 min.
    Language: French

    Malou has come to spend the weekend with Bwesi, a young filmmaker living in Brussels. Things seem alright, but Malou is a kind of undecided girl, willing, … read more»

  • Christopher Changes His Name
  • Director: Cilia Sawadogo
    Countries: Canada
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 7 min.
    Language: English

    This animated short for children tells the story of Christopher, a little boy who didn’t want to be called Christopher anymore. Such a common name! When Aunty … read more»

  • The A77A Project – On Presidents and Superheroes

    Director: Khaled Hafez
    Country: Egypt
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: English

    Every civilization looked for the imaginary super-hero for protection against evil forces, from ancient Anubis to modern Batman. In the fifties and sixties, the voice of … read more»

  • Riches
  • Director: Ingrid Sinclair
    Year: 2002
    Country: Zimbabwe
    Running Time: 26 min
    Language: English

    Riches was inspired by the writer Bessie Head. It follows the flight of a coloured teacher, Molly McBride and her son Peter, from apartheid South Africa to … read more»

  • God’s Land
  • Director: Ismail Farouk
    Countries: South Africa
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: English

    Highlands Hill in Yeoville is an important public space where African Indigenous religious practices dominate. This spiritual hill provides open space for hundreds of worshippers to … read more»

  • Lightning Strikes
  • Director: Theo Eshetu
    Countries: Ethiopia and Italy
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 8 min.
    Language: English

    In 1935, the Italian army stole a historical monument from the city of Axum: a 24‐meter high granite obelisk dating from the 4th Century AD. … read more»

  • Under Examination
  • Director: Ahmed El Shaer
    Countries: Egypt
    Year: 2009
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: Arabic w/ English subtitles

    A citizen of Digitaland is seeking a visa to enter Planet Earth. A bureaucrat from the host planet, in charge of controlling movement … read more»

  • Yizo Yizo
  • Director: Andrew Dosunmu
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2004
    Running Time: 25 min.
    Language: English and Zulu

    Yizo-Yizo is a gritty, uncompromising television drama series set in a township school about rape, murder, prostitution, abuse, HIV/AIDS. It follows the story of … read more»

  • You Chuse
  • Directors: Rehad Desai and Anita Khanna
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 50 min.
    Language: English

    You Chuse is a documentary on the role of new media democracy movements in Africa. Using innovative remixing and reworking of various media … read more»

  • Kempinski
  • Director: Neïl Beloufa
    Country: Mali
    Year: 2007
    Running Time: 14 min.
    Language: French

    Kempinski is a mystical and animist place. People emerge from the dark, holding fluorescent lamps; they speak about a magical world. “Today we have a space station. … read more»

  • U.M.H.K
  • Director: Sammy Baloji
    Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Year: 2008
    Running Time: 15 min.
    Language: French

    U.M.H.K. stands for Union Minière du Haut Katanga, a Belgian mining company founded in 1906, in Leopold II’s Congo Free State, to exploit … read more»

  • Stocktown X: South Africa
  • Director: Benjamin Taft and Teddy Goitom
    Country: South Africa
    Year: 2010
    Running Time: 29 min.
    Language: English

    Beyond the stereotypical daily reporting on violence, AIDS and safari tours, Swedish based directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft set out to capture … read more»

  • Up Your Black Arse!
  • Director: Aurélien Bodinaux
    Country: Belgium
    Year: 2012
    Running Time: 14 min.
    Language: French

    In a Brussels retirement home, a Belgian and Congolese drink to their long lasting friendship. They argue over an old story. It’s one of broken dreams and … read more»