Film Africa

Brought to you by the Royal African Society, Film Africa is a festival and programme celebrating contemporary African cinema in the UK! 


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1 – 20 October 2020, online
The UK’s leading festivals of African cinema unite to present a showcase of the best contemporary African cinema from the past decade.

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Film Africa 2020 

30 October – 8 November, live & online

Showcasing 46 titles from 14 African countries, including 25 UK, European, and World premieres, Film Africa will host 12 socially-distanced screenings at BFI Southbank and Rich Mix as well as featuring a selection of 8 narrative and documentary films on BFI Player.

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Established in 2011, Film Africa showcases the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Every festival edition offers diverse London audiences a high quality and wide-ranging film programme accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions; professional workshops and masterclasses; Film Africa Young Audiences school screenings and family activities; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights. Film Africa also recognises and supports new film-making talent through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film. 


As an arts programme, Film Africa runs the Film Africa Travel Grants 2019-2020. This pilot scheme, developed and delivered in partnership with the British Council, offers African filmmakers the opportunity to travel to the UK to attend one of eight key international film festivals where their work has been invited to screen.



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