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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


Sylvestre Amoussou  •  Benin  •  2006  •  86 min
English sub-titles • Preceded by the short film FASA (Madagascar)
Abel Kouamé  •  Côte d'Ivoire  •  2013  •  70 min
English sub-titles
Victor Viyouh  •  Cameroon  •  2012  •  95 min
English sub-titles
Hermon Hailay  •  Ethiopia  •  2015  •  99 min
English sub-titles • Preceded by the short film ZAKARIA (Tunisia)
C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi  •  Nigeria  •  2014  •  95 min
English sub-titles • Preceded by short SISTER OYO (Democratic Republic of Congo)
Mohamed Mouftakir  •  Morocco  •  2010  •  104 min
English sub-titles • Preceded by the short film KWAKU ANANSE (Ghana)
David 'Tosh' Gitonga  •  Kenya  •  2012  •  96 min
English sub-titles • Preceded by the short film TWAAGA (Burkina Faso)
Jahmil X.T. Qubeka  •  South Africa  •  2013  •  101 min
English sub-titles
Raoul Peck  •  Haiti  •  2000  •  115 min
English sub-titles