6th Edition of Film Africa: 50 titles. 22 African countries. X UK, European and World Premieres

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In 2016 we presented our sixth festival, which showcased our pick of the best new African film and filmmakers. With over 50 titles from across 22 African countries, including World, European and UK premieres, Film Africa 2016 took place across 11 London venues presenting an eclectic mix of narrative features, documentaries and short films. 

A few special strands shed light on topical issues and cultural trends emerging from the continent. We explored the relationship between self and place from an African and Diaspora perspective in Why I’m Here: Stories of Migration; we gave a platform to the most popular directors and stars of the world’s second-biggest film industry in Nollywood Nights; and with our double bill Soweto: 40 years On we reflected on the 40th anniversary of the famous black student uprisings in South Africa and explored the country’s current socio-political climate.

Through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film, we brought focus to the outstanding work of emerging filmmakers and, for the second year running, we brought the Audience Award for Best Feature Film, with the winners being selected by you - the audience.

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