Running Film Africa is a delightful, exciting, and important undertaking for The Royal African Society that is only possible because of the support of numerous individuals and institutions. We actively welcome partnerships for funding and sponsorship with other organisations who want to be involved with London’s largest celebration of African cinema and culture.

In 2016, almost 5,000 people attended the festival featuring a wide-ranging programme of 58 films from across 22 African countries, including 33 World, European, UK or London premieres. We also hosted 23 filmmakers and talent from the continent and the diaspora and a further 32 industry experts and guest contributors who helped to bring the programme to life through Q&As, talks and panel discussions. From Friday 27 October – Sunday 5 November 2017, we’ll be bringing another exciting film programme of films to 10 venues across London. This will be accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions; professional workshops and master classes; school screenings and family activities; the Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights.

To discuss opportunities for partnerships, please contact Rachael Loughlan, Festival Producer:

Film Africa 2017 Partners

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Film Africa 2017 is supported by a strategic partnership between the British Council and The Royal African Society, aimed at increasing networks, sharing knowledge and expertise and making connections between the UK and Africa. The partnership supports four major events in in the Royal African Society’s 2017 programme – Africa in 2017: Prospects and ForecastsAfrica Writes,  Film Africa, and The Arts Forum, taking place in April 2017.


Join the Royal African Society and receive priority access to Film Africa

If you enjoy film and have an interest in Africa, why not consider joining the RAS? As a member, you will receive the programme two days before it goes public as well as helping us to maintain our annual programme of events, including Film Africa, Africa Writes and more.

When you join the Royal African Society you become part of a network of individuals and organisations committed to Africa’s advancement.

You also get to be part of a vibrant society which celebrates, discusses, highlights and promotes Africa through talks, lectures and festivals. Sign up today and start enjoying the benefits of being a member of the UK’s leading Africa focused organisation.

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Alternatively, we welcome one-off donations to The Royal African Society, for Film Africa or any of our other work. Donate