New York African Film Festival

African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center present the 18th edition of the New York African Film Festival!

Thursday, May 19, 2011 through Monday, May 30, 2011

A multi-venue celebration of African arts and culture, taking place now through May 30th, 2011. The festival will feature a gallery exhibition, fashion show, panel discussions, Q&As with directors and actors, live performances, and contemporary cinema from Africa and the Diaspora.

2011 has been designated as the ‘International Year for the People of African Descent’ by the United Nations. AFF is honoring that declaration with an exploration of the historical and contemporary roles in the arts played by people representing the African Diaspora. This exploration will include a special focus on two countries where many people of the African Diaspora draw their roots: Tanzania and Sierra Leone. Both are celebrating 50 years of independence in 2011. In addition, the festival will continue to introduce the works of emerging filmmakers from Africa and the Diaspora.