Film Africa 2011

3rd – 13th November 2011, London

“10 days of more than fifty of the best African fiction and documentary films from across the continent.

With lively Q&As and panel discussions featuring leading African filmmakers, and a dynamic programme of cultural events.

Highlights include:

  • A special focus on African women filmmakers
  • Twenty filmmakers and actors in attendance
  • The Distribution Forum and The Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film
  • Film Africa LIVE! with performances from some of London’s most exciting musicians and DJs”

Download a programme here

For more information see  http://www.filmafrica.org.uk/



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6 replies

  1. On the subject of film….when I was in Nairobi I saw the thriller Viva Riva! by Congolese writer-director Djo Tunda. Would definitely recommend seeing this film…particularly if you like gangster movies. The way it is shot and the street scenes of Kinshasa are really beautiful. Sadly this film isn’t part of the festival though….any of you planning to go along to ‘Film Africa’?

  2. I can’t believe I had not idea that this was going on! I will try to go in the weekend. Any suggestions? (I am so ashamed of how ignorant of African movies I am)

  3. My friend Clare (who is visiting me in Rwanda at the moment…we are off on holiday to Uganda together next week – can’t wait!) works at CNN and recently set up an interview with Zina Saro-Wiwa about the film festival. Thought you might be interested in watching….
    http://edition.cnn.com/video/#/video/showbiz/2011/11/04/uk-africa-film-fest-nollywood.cnn?iref=allsearch

  4. Thanks for posting this video Kate – really interesting. I think I might have seen her at the screening actually! Hope you have an amazing time in Uganda. Nara – did you manage to go to any screenings? I really wanted to see Handsworth Songs on Friday but I couldn’t make it.

  5. Oh, and I just ordered Viva Riva! so I can lend it to anyone who wants to watch it…

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