Fridays, August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st – 7:00 pm LOCATION Fulton Park, Brooklyn (Stuyvesant St. & Fulton St.) (Rain Date: Following Saturday Night)


The Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) and African Film Fest (AFF) proudly celebrate the 13th Annual KIDflix Film Fest of Bedford Stuyvesant this August! This year’s festival promises to be the most exciting line up ever with newly released film’s of the African Diaspora, live performances, Q&A opportunities with directors, art workshops for children, popcorn, face painting and as always we will end with our grand finale dance party for The Wiz!

Marking the 13th Anniversary of the Annual KIDflix Film Fest of Bed Stuy, special higlights of the Festival will include a music video tribute to Whitney Houston, prizes from the local businesses in the area and a special guest appearance from Elmo! This year’s selection of films include a very exciting and eclectic line up featuring:

August 3rd – Opening night
Dirs. Catherine Gund with Sadie Hope-Gund and Safiyah Riddle, USA, 2009, 73min.

The film follows two eleven-year-old multi-racial city kids in their quest to understand what’s on all of our plates! Come and and see what they found out…

Pre-screening performance by Creative Outlet

August 10th
Stanley Nelson, USA, 2011, 120min.

An inspirational documentary about six months in 1961 that changed America. As segregation was still deeply entrenched in society, an integrated band of 400 college students, decided to risk everything and buy a ticket on a Greyhound bus bound for the Deep South.

Pre-screening performance by Culture Crashers

August 17th
Justin Chadwick, UK/USA/Kenya, 103min.

In a small, remote Kenyan mountain, Mau Mau, a veteran in his eighties who fought for the liberation of his country, shows up to the primary school, feeling he must have the chance of an education so long denied – even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds!

Pre-screening performance by Sweetbeatz

August 24th – Elmo Night!
Being Elmo
Constance Marks, USA, 2011, 80min.

The film traces Kevin Clash’s rise from his modest beginnings in Baltimore to his current success as the man behind Elmo.

Pre-screening performance by Creative Outlet

August 31st – The Wiz Sing and Dance Along
Sidney Lumet, USA, 1978, 134m.

Starring the beloved late Lena Horne as Glenda the Good Witch, the late Michael Jackson as Scarecrow, and the talented Diana Ross as Dorothy, The Wiz is a 1970s urban adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. This film version of the Tony award winning Broadway sensation will have you up out of your sit, ready to « Ease on Down the Road ».

Preceding the film, there will be a SPECIAL MUSICAL TRIBUTE to Michael Jackson, Lena Horne, Whitney Houston, Etta James, and Don Cornelius.


Sunday, August 26th – 12:00pm – 5:00pm
(Rain Date: Sunday, September 9th)
LOCATION Governors Island, Manhattan

(Chalking at 3rd Annual Family Day Celebration at Governors Island)

The sights and sounds of Africa are just a seven-minute ferry ride away! Please join African Film Festival, Inc. and the Governors Island Preservation and Education Corporation for this exceptional all-day celebration on Governors Island. This event will feature FREE dance classes with world-renowned choreographers and master teachers from Brazil, Senegal, and Guinea. There will also be FREE storytelling, double-dutch and quilting demonstrations and workshops. Short African films by emerging and veteran directors will be shown throughout the day. African food vendors will be on site. A wonderful treat for the entire family!

For more information on our programming, please contact us by phone or email or check our social networking sites:

Facebook African Film Festival, Inc
for in-depth information on films, including photos…

Twitter @AfricanFilmFest
for up-to-the-minute updates during the festival…

Youtube AfricanFilmFest
for teasers and previews from this year’s film selection!

For over twenty years, African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) has bridged the divide between post-colonial Africa and the American public through the medium of film. AFF’s unique place in the international arts community is distinguished not only by leadership in festival management but by a comprehensive approach to the advocacy of African film and culture. AFF established the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) in 1993 with Film Society of Lincoln Center. The New York African Film Festival is presented annually at the Walter Reade Theater by African Film Festival, Inc. and Film Society of Lincoln Center, in association with Brooklyn Academy of Music. AFF also produces a series of local, national, and international programs throughout the year.

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization.
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