The film/cinema culture in the UK is robust and an array of independent films are making their way into cinema alongside the generic big Hollywood films. The African Film Festival UK aims to bring these films to our attention and screen them for our viewing pleasure.
A good number of these films are from across Europe, with a huge following from UK based Nationals of these European countries where the films originate from as well as British audience who just love a good film, whether it be a Polish one with English subtitle or a Swedish film.
In view of the above, we bring to you the African Film Festival, a showcase of films from across Africa to launch an addition into the mix of films from around the world which already make up the UK film community but also an opportunity to show the world other aspects of Africa…our story telling and our way of life, for the purpose of education, enlightenment and entertainment.
The festival will be a showcase of a select category of African films from Nigeria, Ghana, Mali, South Africa and North Africa for the viewing pleasure of the UK film lovers whom hitherto would not necessarily have access to these films but would now be able to enjoy them and have an insight into film making in Africa.
This festival will attract a new audience of African heritage to the cinema culture with the showcase of films from their communities and will increase the growth of the film community and the film industry.
EVENT: AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL UK (Manchester)
DATES: Thursday, 23th – Sunday, 26th June 2016
The Miners Art Centre, 35 Teddington Rd
Moston Manchester M40 0DJ
FC United Football Club, 310 Lightbowne Rd
Manchester M40 0FJ
FESTIVAL SCHEDULE / SCREEN TIMES
TURNING POINT – Dir Niyi Towolawi
OCTOBER 1 – Dir Kunle Afolayan
DAZZLING MIRAGE – Dir Tunde Kelani
URBAN RHYTHM – Dir Michael Ibiayo
More to come
Four days of the very best of African Cinema, featuring award winning films from Kunle Afolayan, Tunde Kelani, Niyi Towolawi, Michael Ibi Ayo and other blockbusters films from Ghana and Cameroon.
INFO: Tel: 01619648287
07455863236 – Gbolly (Peter)
07770294876 – Deboh
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