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African Film Festival of Ottawa

October 16, 2015 — October 25, 2015

Location:2200 (Theatre) Richcraft Hall
Cost:Check CFI website

In partnership with Carleton University’s Film Studies program and Institute of African Studies and the Group of African Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Ottawa, the Canadian Film Institute is proud to present the inaugural edition of the African Film Festival of Ottawa.

The cinemas of Africa have consistently delivered some of most impressive, urgent, and engaged films in contemporary world cinema. This new annual festival will showcase the best of African cinema’s diverse and extraordinary films and filmmakers. The first African Film Festival of Ottawa will reveal the richness of the rarely seen cinemas of Africa.

The films selected primarily celebrate emerging voices from across the five regions of the African continent as well as its historical diaspora. They range across a number of genres from futurist to political thriller, melodrama to horror, social realist to fantasy. They are at once celebratory and critical, contemplative and reflexive, elegiac and prospective. The films have been screened, won awards, or entered for nomination at FESPACO (Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou), the Durban International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the American Film Institute Film Festival and the Academy Awards (Oscars), among others.

The full schedule and prices can be found at the Canadian Film Institute (CFI) website.