Happy Thanksgiving from the African Film Festival!


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With 2014 rapidly coming to a close, we wish to thank you all for the immense support you’ve shown to African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF)! From your attendance at our various events, to the donations you give, the re-tweets, the re-posts, the word of mouth, we know we couldn’t have had such a spectacular year without your dedication to what we do.

In 2015, AFF will turn 25! That’s more than two decades of memorable flagship festivals, countless education programs, impactful community programs, national film series touring across the country, summer film screenings under the stars and cultural activity workshops across the five boroughs of New York City, and international programs focused on the expansion and significance of African arts and culture!

AFF has introduced and shaped the role of two generations of African filmmakers, performers, and visual artists to American and international audiences. The voices of these artists have been captured and brought to life through their celebrated film works available in AFF’s DVD store as well as three comprehensive anthology books published by AFF. We also continue work on and improve our ever-growing online directory that offers unparalleled resources that serve as a reference for students, scholars and anyone interested in African and African diaspora arts and culture.

As we commemorate our silver anniversary in 2015, AFF will present year-round programs dedicated to tracing the ‘Footprints of Africa’– the impact made on cultures throughout the world by Africans and their descendants. In addition, next year, the 22nd edition of the New York Film Festival will also look at the strides made by women as we celebrate the 15th anniversary of the 2000 program ‘Women in Media.’

We hope to continue serving New York and the world with the best films and visual arts genres from Africa and its diaspora. At the end of the day, AFF is a community-oriented entity that cannot prosper without the continued support of those who believe in our mission!

In the spirit of the holiday season, please consider making a gift to AFF today. Your help can pave the way for the organization to continue its mission of bringing you the best of African and African diasporan arts and culture, by making a tax-deductible donation:

Thank you!