Catch up on Film Africa 2020

Catch up on Film Africa 2020

We launched the 9th edition of Film Africa, London’s biggest celebration of African cinema on Friday 30 October with opening film The Ghost and the House of Truth. Check back daily for more from our screenings, Q&As and audiences.

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Film Africa 2020 – Day 10: Curating African Cinema Masterclass, To Be Kenyan, Christian, Queer, Baobab Award Winner Announcement, Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Barakat
Sunday 8 November 2020

A conversation about film curation approaches and sharing of experiences by Aseye Tamakloe, who is also a filmmaker and lecturer in film, and Katarina Hedrén, who combines curation with film criticism. Facilitated by Nyambura M. Waruingi.

Director Morad Mostafa and Sawsan Yusuf producer of this year’s Baobab Award winner HENET WARD joined Gakuru Gachoki, Director of Kenya’s Slum Film Festival for a live online Q&A following a watch party of his winning film.

Aiwan Obinyan and Peter Murimi in conversation about their films, Kenyan, Christian, Queer and I am Samuel, alongside Kenyan LGBTQ activists working on the ground.

We closed Film Africa 2020 with a director Q&A with Amy Jephta and Film Africa Co-Curator Nyambura M. Waruingi discussing Barakat.

Film Africa 2020 – Day 9: Gold Coast Lounge – Online Dine & View in partnership with Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen
Saturday 7 November 2020

Director Pascal Aka in conversation with Film Africa 2020 co-curator Nyambura M. Waruingi discussing influences, approach and how the project came together.

Film Africa 2020 – Day 8: Finding Sally – Online Dine & View in partnership with Eat Ethio, Becoming Black Online screening
Friday 6 November 2020

Finding Sally 
Director Tamara Dawit was in conversation with Film Africa 2020 co-curator Aseye Tamakloe.

Becoming Black (UK Premiere)

Director Ines Johnson-Spain introduces her film Becoming Black for the UK Premiere and we gave Film Africa 2020 audiences 24 hours to watch the film online at Aya Films.

Our online screening of Becoming Black was hosted on the platform of our friends, Aya Films, and streaming will be geo-blocked to the UK.

*This was a rescheduled screening as the original physical screening at the BFI Southbank had to be cancelled due to the second national lockdown


Film Africa 2020 – Day 7: In Search… Online Watch Party + Director Q&A
Thursday 5 November 2020

Director Beryl Magoko was in conversation with Film Africa 2020 co-curator Katarina Hedrén.

Film Africa 2020 – Day 6: The Letter (Online Watch Party), This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, I Am Samuel & Kenyan, Christian, Queer
Wednesday 4 November 2020

The Letter Online Watch Party + Director Q&A
Lindwe Dovey in conversation with directors Maia Lekow & Christopher King, Karisa Kamango and Judy Kibinge.

Film Africa 2020 – Day 5: The Letter, Baobab Award Shorts & Farewell Amor
Tuesday 3 November 2020 

We had an Instagram takeover with Artist, Act of Love director Kuuka Eshun, she shared some stills from the campaign and some thoughts on her process and the film ahead of the UK Premiere.




Catch up on the Instagram takeover

Film Africa 2020 – Day 4: Doc Shorts Programme
Monday 2 November 2020

Film Africa 2020 – Day 3: Beyond Nollywood to the World, You Will Die at 20 & For Maria Ebun Pataki
Sunday 1 November 2020

Beyond Nollywood to the World on Facebook Live

Nadia Denton facilitated a conversation with a panel of Beyond Nollywood leading lights, including Damilola Orimogunje, Chuko Esiri, Peter Okojie and Candice Onyeama.

For Maria Ebun Pataki Q&A with director Damilola Orimogunje on Facebook Live

Damilola Orimogunje in conversation with Pelumi Akindude, discussing the film, Damilola’s process and how he started filmmaking.

Film Africa 2020 – Day 2: The Story for the Gods, Here / Not Here & Eyimofe (This is My Desire)
Saturday 31 October 2020

Film Africa Special on The Africa Show Colourful Radio – Saturday 31 October

Featuring Film Africa Director Sheila Ruiz, Barakat Director Amy Jephta and Director Akin Omostoso.

Here / Not Here Cast and Crew panel discussion on Facebook Live

David Ellington speaks to the cast and crew of Here / Not Here, featuring Bim Ajadi, Jonzi D, Catrina Nisbett, Brian Duffy. This was BSL Interpreted by interpreter Omeyele Thomas.

Film Africa 2020 – Day 1, Opening Night: The Ghost and the House of Truth & Online Watch Party 
Friday 30 October 2020