How to Access the Festival

How to Access the Festival

Film Africa 2020 Cinema Programme Update

We hope that you are enjoying Film Africa 2020, whether in the cinema or at home with friends or family. With the national lockdown starting this Thursday, we have adapted our cinema programme. You can continue to access our Film Africa Collection on the BFI Player as well as joining our programme of Online Watch Parties with live Director Q&A’s, Dine and View screenings and online panels.

Here is the updated schedule for the week. If you are unable to attend one of the rescheduled screenings, please contact Rich Mix Box Office If you have tickets to our two cancelled BFI screenings, please contact BFI Southbank on 020 7255 1444 for more information.

Find out more about the measures Rich Mix is taking to keep you safe under social distancing. 

This year Film Africa presents 12 socially-distanced cinema screenings at the Rich Mix and BFI Southbank, which will include all our shorts and a selection of our narrative and documentary features. Audiences numbers will be reduced to allow for social distancing. We strongly encourage you to book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment. 

We will also host 8 narrative and documentary features on the BFI Player during the 10 days of the festival. The BFI Player offers a 14-day free subscription period, which means you could watch our Film Africa 2020 titles for FREE and then decide whether to keep enjoying the diverse selection of films offered through a BFI Player subscription. Please note that the player is only available in the UK. To register, please visit player.bfi

As part of our online offer, we’ll be hosting a number of Watch Parties, featuring exclusive live Director’s Q&As, as well as Dine & View experiences for you to enjoy together with friends and family. There will also be a number of virtual events held on Zoom, which will require registration. Follow us on Facebook or look through the festival schedule for more details on all our virtual events. 

This year all of our films are only suitable for over 18’s

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