Film Africa 2017
Film Africa 2017 showcased 38 films from across 21 African countries, including 19 UK, European or World premieres screening across seven London venues. 12 filmmakers and onscreen talent joined us to present their latest work and take part in Q&As and discussions. We were also delighted to host the eclectic bands RedRed and Nakhane for two exclusive London performances.
In 2017 we received a record 800+ submissions, which is testament to the continued growth and proliferation of African cinema. Our final programme was an exciting and wide-ranging selection of fiction and documentary features, experimental and short films, giving particular focus to women’s stories and bold debut features.
Another 2017 highlight was the launch of Film Africa Young Audiences – a programme of screenings for schools, university students and youth groups, which aimed to provide educational tools, enhance film literacy and inspire critical thinking. We also brought back the Recreative Film School in partnership with the South London Gallery for young aspiring filmmakers and our Family Day at Rich Mix.