As Black History Month ends, Film Africa begins, extending our enjoyment of African culture into November. Back for its fifth consecutive year, the festival brings the best of African cinema, from the continent and diaspora to an array of venues right across London. And there’s something for everyone.
Organised by The Royal African Society, the festival will take place from Friday 30 October to Sunday 8 November in 10 venues across London, including the Hackney Picturehouse, Ritzy Brixton, BFI Southbank, ICA, Ciné Lumière, the British Library and the South London Gallery.
With over 60 titles, including feature, documentary and short films, from 27 different African countries, the festival programme will include several London, UK, European and World Premieres.
And the subject matter is as vast and diverse as the continent itself. From African classics to experimental narratives, there will be socio-political commentaries on LGBT rights, civil war and the human stories behind the migrant ‘crisis’ to incite further debate and inspire minds young and old.
In addition, Film Africa 2015 will host 15 visiting filmmakers – Rwanda, Angola, South Africa, Burkina Faso, Algeria, Nigeria and the Diaspora – who will take part in post-screening Q&As, master-classes and panels. So plenty to do, watch, see and participate in. Get involved!