The annual festival returns with the celebratory theme of Independent Africa. Marking 50 years of African independence from colonial rule, the handpicked selection showcases contemporary and classic cinema straight from the continent’s own vibrant voices.
Directors in person for most screenings!
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See all of the New York African Film Festival for only $99 ($79 Members/ $89 Students & Seniors) with an All Access Pass! Buy now >> For film descriptions scroll down and click on the Read more... link under the film titles. In person appearances indicated by an asterik (*) after the showtime.
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Single Screening Tickets: $12 Public $8 Student/Senior
Tickets are also on sale at the Walter Reade Theater's box office and at CenterCharge, 212 721 6500.
Between the Cup and the Election
Monique Mbeka Phoba & Guy Kabeya Muya, 2008, DRC/Benin/Belgium; 56m preceded by Freddy Ilanga: Che’s Swahili Translator
Katrin Hansing, 2009, South Africa/Cuba/USA; 24m Read more...
Panel Discussion Getting Exposure: Securing Buzz for Your Film Read more...
Buy Tickets Sat Apr 10: 1:30* *In the Furman Gallery, adjacent to the Walter Reade Theater lobby $8 General Public/ $7 Seniors/ $6 - Members & Students
The programs of AFF are made possible by the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, JPMorgan Chase, New York State Council for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, International Organization of La Francophonie, American Express, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York Times Community Affairs Department, Time Warner Cable, French Cultural Services, Bloomberg, Tides Foundation, Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies, GoCard, WNYC, 57 Main St. Wine Company, Putumayo World Music and Omnipak Import, Enterprises, Inc.