Sponsors + Supporters


2015 marks the 25th anniversary of African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) and it has been a spectacular year for the organization. We continue to present programs throughout the year including the New York African Film Festival, our Summer Outdoor Series, Community Engagement Programs, In-School Programs, and our National Traveling Series.

AFF is a non-profit arts and culture organization that cannot survive without support from people like you. Please help us continue to deliver quality and consistent arts programming throughout the year.

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.

In 2016, we look forward to bringing audiences innovative and engaging programs focused on talent from Africa and the Diaspora, but we need your help to do so.

Support the Programs of African Film Festival, Inc. All or part of your donation, whether in cash or in-kind, may be tax-deductible, too! African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) arts organization.

AFF Mission

African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.

In 1990, AFF’s founders established goals that continue to enrich the organization mission and organizational development: To use African cinema to promote and increase knowledge and understanding of African arts, literature and culture; To develop a non-African audience for African films; To expand the opportunities for the distribution of African films in the United States and abroad.

The programs of African Film Festival, Inc. have been made possible by the past and present support of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Africa is a Country, Bradley Family Foundation, City Bakery, Columbia University’s Institute of African Studies, Divine Chocolate, Domenico Paulon Foundation, FlavorPill, French Cultural Services, Hudson Hotel, International Organization of La Francophonie, Lambent Foundation, Manhattan Portage Bags, MetroWine, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City & Company, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Community Trust, New York Foundation for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, New York Times Community Affairs Department, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, SN Brussels, South African Consulate General, the United Nations’ Department of Public Information, Voss USA, Inc., and our media sponsor WNYC.


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