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    aBudding filmmakers ? Get discovered at Film Africa 2017!
    Submissions now open.

    Film Africa is accepting submissions for our seventh festival edition, which will take place at venues across London from Friday 27 October to Sunday 5 November. Once again, we will present the best contemporary cinema from Africa and its Diaspora. Make sure you join us for 10 days of discovery, lively debate, family fun, industry insight, parties and live music.

    In line with our commitment to screening the finest and boldest contemporary African cinema, we accept films of all lengths and genres, including fiction, documentary, animation and experimental titles
    Submit Now
    Film Africa accepts entries via online submissions platform FilmFreeway.com. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more. The deadline is 30 June 2017. Eligible submissions will automatically be considered for our Audience Award for Best Feature and Baobab Short Film Award. We look forward to receiving your submissions.

    Know any filmmakers? Help us spread the word !
    Bookings Open for School Screenings
    This year, we are proud to be launching Film Africa Young Audiences: an educational programme of screenings of features films, animation and documentaries by filmmakers from Africa and the African diaspora for schools. The screenings take place at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in London. All screenings are followed by an interactive workshop. Admission is £3.50 per student and free for accompanying teachers.
    Tuesday 23 May: Felix – 13-year-old Felix Xaba dreams of becoming a saxophonist like his late father. Age 9+ Primary Years 5 & 6; Secondary Years 7-11. Subjects: Music, Geography, Citizenship, English, Media.
    Tuesday 27 June: Myths and Magic – Animation Showcase and Storytelling Workshop. Age 6+ Primary Years 2-5 (ages 6 – 10). Subjects: English (Speaking and Listening, Reading, Writing), Art, Citizenship.

    More Screenings
    From our Friends
    Following its UK premiere at Film Africa 2016, the BFI will screen tonight:

    Mandla Dube’s Kalushi: The Story of Solomon Mahlangu

    The film traces the life of Mahlangu, celebrated South African ANC freedom fighter, from his days as a ghetto street trader through to his political awakening and transformation into an activist. Don’t miss this anti-apartheid story, brought to the screen by a black filmmaker and told wholly from the black perspective, making Kalushi a seminal film on South Africa’s continuing path to equality.
    Get your tickets!
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    Our mailing address is:
    Film Africa
    Royal African Society
    36 Gordon Square
    London, WC1H 0PD
    United Kingdom

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