Afrofuturist Film From Around the World At BAMcinématek, Brooklyn

The term ‘Afrofuturism*’ was coined by an American writer, Mark Dery, in 1994, and many of the key artists and theorists associated with the movement — Sun Ra, George Clinton, Janelle Monae, Flying ...

Wanuri Kahiu ('Pumzi') Gives Audiences A Peek Behind The Kenyan Political Curtain In New Scripted Drama 'State House'

From Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu (probably known mostly for her Focus Features Africa First sci-fi short film Pumzi) comes an original political drama titled State House, which traverses the unseen ...

Wanuri Kahiu's Feature Doc On Kenyan Afro-Electro-Pop Group Just A Band Gets Funding Boost

I love this group! Like many others, my introduction to them was their 2009 album 82, although it didn't seem to really gain international attention until the following year. The video for the second ...

Wanuri Kahiu In Post-Production On Ger Duany Documentary, 'Ger: To Be Separate'

A documentary she's apparently been working on for about 2 years now, but I'm only just now learning about it... Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu (probably known mostly for her Focus Features Africa First ...

Lineup, Dates For 2012 Afrika Eye Film Festival In Bristol, UK ('La Pirogue' Opens)

The 2012 installment of the Afrika Eye Film Festival in Bristol, UK, launches on Friday, November 9th, and will include in its lineup of film screenings, talks, and more, a celebration of 50 years of ...

Watch Wanuri Kahiu TEDx Forum On Afrofuturism In Popular Culture

What most resonates with me in watching this 15-minute presentation by Wanuri Kahiu (writer/director of Pumzi) are her comments about the imaginative stories her mother would tell her when she was a ...

Kenyan Director Wanuri Kahiu, South African Producer Steven Markovitz Teaming For 'Jambula Tree'

The third Durban FilmMart wrapped with a host of monetary awards given to documentary and feature film projects by African filmmakers. Durban Film Office head Toni Monty, addressing more than 400 ...

Focus Features Fourth Year Winners Announced

$10,000 In Financing Goes To Five New Moviemakers For Their Short Films New York, October 6th, 2011 . For a fourth consecutive year, Focus Features. Africa First program for short films, the ...

Trailer For iTunes/DVD Release Of Focus Features’ Africa First Shorts Freshman Class (Available Now On VOD)

As announced earlier this week, the first class of Focus Features’ Africa First Shorts Program, which traveled the globe last year, will finally be available in formats that the rest of the world can ...

Focus Features’ Africa First Shorts Freshman Class Coming To iTunes & DVD April/May

Should have announced this already, but better late than never, right? Besides, the dates are still in the future. The first class of Focus Features’ Africa First Shorts Program, which traveled the ...

New York African Film Festival Begins Today With An Impressive Lineup! Have You Bought Your Tickets Yet?

The New York African Film Festival begins Today New Yorkers, and the 2011 lineup is an impressive one! Of note, several films that have been touted on this website (old and new) are scheduled to ...

New York African Film Festival Begins Tomorrow! “Restless City,” “Viva Riva,” Focus Features Africa First Shorts + More!

The New York African Film Festival begins tomorrow New Yorkers, and the 2011 lineup is an impressive one! Of note, several films that have been touted on this website (old and new) are scheduled to ...

Nyaff 2011 – A Look At The 4 New ‘Focus Features Africa First’ Shorts

One press day #1 of the upcoming New York African Film Festival, I saw the explosive Viva Riva! (my full review of the film Here); and on day two, we were treated to about 90 minutes of short films, ...

New York African Film Festival Announces 2011 Lineup (“Restless City,” “Viva Riva” Make The Cut)

The New York African Film Festival has announced its 2011 lineup, and it’s an impressive one! I’m excited, and hopefully you will be too, especially if you live in New York. Of note, several films ...

Focus Features’ 2011 Africa First Program Call for Entries

2011 Entry Period For Focus Features. Africa First Program To Commence May 16th; $10,000 In Financing Apiece Earmarked For New Filmmakers Focus Features will accept entries for its Africa First ...

Call For Entries – 2011 Submission Dates For Focus Features’ Africa First Program

Here’s a program we’ve given a lot of ink to on this website, so I won’t rehash. Just read the press release received today, for all the relevant info… For Immediate Release: 2011 Entry Period For ...

Watch Vogue’s Profile Of Up-And-Coming Kenyan Filmmaker Wanuri Kahiu

Vogue Italia profiles award-winning Kenyan director Wanuri Kahiu in the video below; We’ve profiled and mentioned Wanuri on this website a number of times; she directed the Africa First Focus Features ...

Fespaco 2011 Schedule Unveiled (Several Familiar Titles Make The Cut)

Staring exactly a week from today… the 22nd Edition of the Pan-African Film Festival; not the festival currently happening in Los Angeles by the way. I’m referring to the largest, and most prominent ...

Enjoy A Night Of Films By Emerging & Established Kenyan & Kenyan-American Filmmakers

The Women In Film International Committee (Wifi) would like you to join them for the 5th Annual Film Shorts Program, showcasing and celebrating the works of “emerging and established Kenyan and ...

Short Films From Africa First Program Premiere On The Africa Channel This Month

If you’re a cable subscriber who receives The Africa Channel, you’re in luck to see a few award-winning short films–which we’ve highlighted in previous postings–make their television premiere in honor ...

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