The time is now for African Cinema!

Film Africa, the Royal African Society’s annual film festival, returns for its sixth edition, bringing London audiences the best contemporary cinema from across Africa and its diaspora. With over 50 titles from across 22 African countries, including World, European and UK premieres, Film Africa 2016 will take place across 11 London venues presenting an eclectic mix of narrative features, documentaries and short films.
The programme will showcase 52 films from 22 African countries, including 33 UK and European premieres. Film Africa will host 23 filmmakers and onscreen talent, who will come to London to present their latest work and take part in Q&As. The festival will include the latest and best feature, documentary, experimental and short films with a particular focus on bold debut features, highlighting the exciting period of growth and recognition that African cinema is currently enjoying.

A few special strands will shed light on topical issues and current cultural trends emerging from the continent. Film Africa will explore the relationship between self and place from an African and Diaspora perspective in Why I’m Here: Stories of Migration; shine a light on the most popular directors and stars of the world’s second biggest film industry in Nollywood Nights; and with the double bill Soweto: 40 years on Film Africa will reflect on the 40th anniversary of the famous black student uprisings in South Africa and explore the country’s current socio-polical climate. The annual strand Music on Film: Sounds of the Continent celebrates Africa’s musical icons and its rich soundscapes, a strand that will be accompanied by live performances as part Film Africa LIVE! music nights.


Film Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual London film festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Established in 2011, every year Film Africa brings 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 master classes; school screenings and family activities; The Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights. Film Africa also recognises and supports new filmmaking talent through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film.




Event Time & Date: 28/10/2016 – 06/11/2016

Venue details: Different venues across London. Check Venues and Tickets for more.

Organiser: The Royal African Society 

Suggested hashtag for this event: #FilmAfrica



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