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Film Africa 2012
10 days of more than fifty of the best African fiction and documentary films from across the continent, With lively Q&As and panel discussions featuring leading African filmmakers, and a dynamic programme of 
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The Royal African Society and SOAS present Film Africa 2012

Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, is back in November 2012 with 10 days of 70 amazing African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 9 African music nights.

After the huge success of Film Africa 2011, this year’s festival is even bigger and better, with a whole range of new exciting educational, family, and arts events alongside the main film programme. And this year, in addition to continuing our Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film and The Distribution Forum, we will also be inaugurating the Film Africa Audience Award and the Picha House, an alternative cinema venue with free screenings throughout the festival.

Film Africa 2012 Trailer from Film Africa on Vimeo.





About

Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture, is back in November 2012 with 10 days of 70 amazing African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 8 African music nights. After the huge success of Film Africa 2011, this year’s festival is even bigger and better, with a whole range of new exciting educational, family, and arts events alongside the main film programme. And this year, in addition to continuing our Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film and The Distribution Forum, we will also be inaugurating the Film Africa Audience Award and Picha House, an alternative cinema venue with free screenings throughout the festival.

A Royal African Society event, in association with SOAS, University of London, Film Africa is hosted by the Hackney Picturehouse and also takes place at The Ritzy in Brixton, the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, the BFI Southbank, Screen on the Green in Islington, and the South London Gallery. This means that, no matter where you live in London, you’ll be able to come and enjoy the festival’s rich offerings.

Highlights include:
* More than 30 filmmakers and actors in attendance
* The Distribution Forum
* The Silver Baobab Award for Best Short African Film and the new Audience Award, voted for by our Film Africa audiences.
* Film Africa LIVE! with performances from some of London’s most exciting musicians and DJs
* Picha House, an alternative cinema venue with free screenings throughout the festival.

This years festival has been co-directed by Lindiwe Dovey and Namvula Rennie. Please see the Organisers page for more information.


Organisers
Richard Dowden – Director, Royal African Society
Dr Lindiwe Dovey – Co-Director and Film Programme Director
Namvula Rennie – Co-Director & Arts and Education Programmer
Eric Cooper – Festival Manager
Robin Steedman – Deputy Festival Manager
Simone Bresi-Ando, PR Manager
Marian Briozzo – Programme Associate
Christine Singer – Arts and Education Programming Intern
Mike Thomas – Programme Associate
Sheila Ruiz – Programme Associate
Fadhili Maghiya, Intern
Joshua McNamara – Programme Associate
Julie MacArthur – Programme Associate
Joseph a. Adesunloye – Programme Associate
Natasha Kusema – Education Advisor
Michael Boyd – Programme Associate

CONTACT

Film Africa
c/o Royal African Society
36 Gordon Square
London WC1H 0PD
Tel: +44 20 3073 8335