Film Africa 2012 : November 1-11

Dates for your diary…

“Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, is back in November 2012 with 10 days of 70 amazing African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 8 African music nights. After the huge success of Film Africa 2011, this year’s festival is even bigger and better, with a whole range of new exciting educational, family, and arts events alongside the main film programme. And this year, in addition to continuing our Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film and The Distribution Forum, we will also be inaugurating the Film Africa Audience Award and Picha House, an alternative cinema venue with free screenings throughout the festival.

A Royal African Society event, in association with SOAS, University of London, Film Africa is hosted by the Hackney Picturehouse and also takes place at The Ritzy in Brixton, the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, the BFI Southbank, Screen on the Green in Islington, and the South London Gallery. This means that, no matter where you live in London, you’ll be able to come and enjoy the festival’s rich offerings.

Highlights include:

  • More than 30 filmmakers and actors in attendance
  • The Distribution Forum
  • The Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film and the new Audience Award, voted for by our Film Africa audiences.
  • Film Africa LIVE! with performances from some of London’s most exciting musicians and DJs
  • Picha House, an alternative cinema venue with free screenings throughout the festival.”



Categories: Announcements, News, & Upcoming

8 replies

  1. Very excited about this… Perhaps an AIW outing is in order?

  2. I’m planning to go to see Nairobi Half Life and Soul Boy at the Ritzy in Brixton next Sunday (4th). My boss at Kwani? Billy Kahora wrote Soul Boy and supervised the writing of Nairobi Half Life, so I have a vested interest. Any chance any of you can be tempted to come with me? I can also recommend Grey Matter on Saturday 3rd at the Ritzy – a really powerful film by Rwandan writer / director Kivu Ruhorahoza.

  3. Argh, they look brilliant but I can’t make this Sunday. Just booked a ticket for one of the two short film evenings if anyone is free:

    It’s on Monday 5th, 6.30 at the Ritzy.

  4. And I’ll probably go to this which is free!


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