New York African Film Festival

New York African Film Festival

African Film Festival, New York was established in 1993 and is a non-competitive event. This nine-day program of screenings and panel discussions is presented in even-numbered years. Screenings feature critically acclaimed releases of feature- and short-format works by African directors of the European and American diaspora. In recent years the Festival has been hosted by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

African Film Festival Traveling Film Series is intended to make the unique experience of watching African cinema available in odd-numbered years. Per request, AFF ships a comprehensive film program to cultural institutions, museums, and universities in the US and abroad. This collection of feature films and shorts is supported by promotional and educational material.

African Film Festival Young Adult Education Program has been available since 1994 to New York City public high school educators. Selected films provide a fun, creative way to learn about African culture. Students are invited to matinée screenings followed by discussion with the filmmaker.

African Film Festival Outreach is a public service initiative that nurtures grassroots appreciation of African cinema. Partnership with existing, community-based cultural institutions makes screenings and cultural events in public venues and educational facilities accessible and affordable, if not free, for a broad base of viewers.

African Film Festival Panel Discussions and post-screening events where filmmakers meet their audience as well as other media professionals foster interest in African culture and encourage the development of new channels of distribution for African film throughout the US.