African Film Festival of Ottawa
October 16, 2015 until October 25, 2015
|The cinemas of Africa have consistently delivered some of most impressive, urgent, and engaged films in contemporary world cinema. This new annual festival will showcase the best of African cinema’s diverse and extraordinary films and filmmakers. The first African Film Festival of Ottawa will reveal the richness of the rarely seen cinemas of Africa.
The films selected primarily celebrate emerging voices from across the five regions of the African continent as well as its historical diaspora. They range across a number of genres from futurist to political thriller, melodrama to horror, social realist to fantasy. They are at once celebratory and critical, contemplative and reflexive, elegiac and prospective. The films have been screened, won awards, or entered for nomination at FESPACO (Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou), the Durban International Film Festival, the Cannes Film Festival, the Toronto International Film Festival, the American Film Institute Film Festival and the Academy Awards (Oscars), among others.
In partnership with Carleton University's Film Studies and African Studies departments, and the Group of African Ambassadors and High Commissioners in Ottawa, the Canadian Film Institute is proud to present the inaugural edition of the African Film Festival of Ottawa.
Join us after AFRICA PARADISE on October 16 for the Opening Night Gala reception!
General Admission: $13
CFI Members, Seniors, Students, Children: $9
Carleton University Students/Staff: FREE!
River Building Theatre, 43 Campus Ave.
3rd Floor (Theatre) • 2nd Floor (Box Office)
How to get there:
• Walk from Hog's Back or Old Ottawa South (20 min)
• Bike along the Rideau Canal and park in front
• Take the OTrain from the Transitway
• Ride OCTranso on the #4 or #7
• Drive and park inside or near the building
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