Film Africa, the African film festival celebrating African cinema is back in London for its 8th edition, and will be showing many of its screenings at Rich Mix this year between 2-11 November 2018.
Along with other venues across the capital, Rich Mix will be presenting a number of movie nights and supporting events including Q&As, debates, live music and parties.
There will be 15 different movies showing at the venue, such as Baobas Shorts, New Moon, Amal and Boxing Libreville. Highlights include Rafiki – a movie about two Kenyan women who fall in love with each other and face Kenya’s strict homophobic laws, followed by a panel discussion, as well as the closing gala, q&a and after-party of movie Kasala!- a comedy where four friends fall back on some infamous street hussles to fix a car they wrecked joy riding.
On Sunday, there will be a family day full of storytelling, arts, crafts and plenty of diverse children’s books and other multicultural gifts on sale as well as a free screening of Thomas & Friends: Big World, Big Adventures. Film Africa celebrates the African culture and its talents, giving artists the opportunity to promote themselves to a wider audience.
Film Africa is an annual London film festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora brought to you by The Royal African Society. Established in 2011, every year Film Africa brings diverse London audiences a high quality and wide-ranging film programme accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions; professional workshops and master classes; school screenings and family activities as well as Film Africa LIVE! music nights.
The festival also recognises and supports new film-making talent through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film.
See official screening schedule at Rich Mix’s website.