African Diaspora International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF)
SINCE: 1993
WHERE: New York, NY, USA
WEBSITE: www.nyadiff.org/
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) presents an eclectic mix of urban, classic, independent and foreign films that depict the richness and diversity of the life experience of people of African descent and Indigenous people all over the world.

“Sand Dollars” “Honeytrap” “Second Coming” Among Films with Caribbean Flavor at African Diaspora International Film Festival

“Sand Dollars” “Honeytrap” “Second Coming” Among Films with Caribbean Flavor at African Diaspora International Film Festival

The 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival taking place from November 27 through December 13, in Manhattan, will showcase a selection of films coming from the Caribbean and about Caribbean people out of the Caribbean. The Black British Film Program is comprised of a selection of four films about the presence of Black people in the UK with a very strong Caribbean flavor in front and behind the camera. Let The Music Talk by Yvonne Deutchmann […]

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Films Starring Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Jennifer Connelly Among Lineup for African Diaspora International Film Festival

Idris Elba, Anthony Mackie, Geraldine Chaplin, Epatha Merkerson, Jennifer Connelly, Michael Clarke Duncan, Sonia Sanchez, Rusty Cundieff, Stanley Nelson, and Thierry Michel are some of the names that lead the 23rd African Diaspora International Film Festival. ADIFF 2015 has selected a total of 57 films from 27 countries. The lineup is rich in topics and themes presenting from different perspectives the human experience of people of color. Chelsea Bow Tie Cinemas, Teachers College, Columbia University […]

New York Films to Shine at 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival

New York Films to Shine at 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival

The 2015 African Diaspora International Film Festival is to be held in Manhattan, New York City from November 27 to December 13 at MIST Harlem, Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and Teachers College, Columbia University with the presentation of more than 50 films, including 26 US and NY Premieres. As part of its 23rd edition, the festival will screen a selection of films Made in New York and/or directed by New York based filmmakers. ADIFF 2015 […]

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Human Rights Documentary “The Man Who Mends Women” Opens ADIFF 2015 | TRAILER

Human Rights documentary The Man Who Mends Women will have its US Premiere on November 27 at the Opening Night of the 23rd Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival. Presented by US distributor ArtMattan Films, THE MAN WHO MENDS WOMEN is the portrait of the impressive life and work of internationally renowned gynecologist Dr. Denis Mukwege from the Democratic Republic of Congo. He received the 2014 prestigious Sacharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, for his […]

US Premiere of Black (NWA) Kicks Off Film Lineup for 2015 Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival

US Premiere of Black (NWA) Kicks Off Film Lineup for 2015 Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival

The 2015 Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) taking place from June 12-18, will showcase 17 documentary and fiction films set in The United States, Angola, Cuba, Brazil, Canada, Haiti, St Vincent, New Zealand, the UK, Senegal, Nigeria, Ivory Coast, Argentina, Uruguay, and Honduras. The festival will open with the US Premiere of Black (NWA) (pictured above), a fiction film that chronicles the lives of four people living in a neighborhood plagued by poverty and […]

SUPREMACY Starring Danny Glover, to Open 2014 African Diaspora International Film Festival

SUPREMACY Starring Danny Glover, to Open 2014 African Diaspora International Film Festival

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The racially charged psychological thriller, Supremacy, starring Joe Anderson (Across the Universe) and Danny Glover will open the 2014 African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York City on Friday, November 28, 2014.  Supremacy, which made its world premiere in June 2014 at the LA Film Festival, also stars Dawn Olivieri, Derek Luke, Evan Ross, Lela Rochon, Robin Bobeau, and Anson Mount.

Lineup Announced for African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago; Opens with “Freedom Summer”

Lineup Announced for African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago; Opens with “Freedom Summer”

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The Chicago African Diaspora International Film Festival is back in Chicago to celebrate 12 years of consecutive work in the Windy City. To be held from June 13-19, hosted by Facets Cinematheque and presented by ArtMattan Productions, the festival will showcase 14 documentary and fiction films set in The United States, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago, Egypt, France, Haiti, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Curacao, Morocco, Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico.

The festival will open with Freedom Summer by Emmy-winning MacArthur “genius” Fellow filmmaker Stanley Nelson.  A Sundance Film Festival favorite, this film covers the Civil Rights Movement efforts during a very intense period in Mississippi, the Summer of 1964. The screening will be preceded by a catered reception and will be followed by a discussion with veteran film producer Cyndee Readdean who will discuss the making of this powerful film that commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer events.

Pratibha Parmar’s ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH Wins “Public Award for Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color” at the 2013 African Diaspora International Film Festival

Pratibha Parmar’s ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH Wins “Public Award for Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color” at the 2013 African Diaspora International Film Festival

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Pratibha Parmar, director of ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH is the winner of the “Public Award for Best Film Directed by a Woman of Color” at the 2013 African Diaspora International Film Festival. The runner up is SPIES OF MISSISSIPPI by Dawn Porter.  ALICE WALKER: BEAUTY IN TRUTH is the story of Alice Walker’s journey from her birth in a paper-thin shack in the cotton fields of Eatonton, Georgia to her recognition as a key writer of the 20th Century. Alice Walker made history as the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for her groundbreaking novel, The Color Purple.

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African Diaspora International Film Festival Unveils 2013 Caribbean Experience Showcase Lineup

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Cuba, Granada, Haiti, Jamaica, Curaçao, Surinam and French Guiana are some of the countries featured among the 35 countries featured in the 73 films included in 21st African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF-2013) Caribbean Experience showcase. Haiti and Jamaica are at the center with Spotlight on Haiti Jamaicanity; The Resonance of Jamaica, and two programs that present a selection of films that reveal many things about both countries.   

2013 African Diaspora International Film Festival to Preview Films at Queens, NY Black Spectrum Theatre

2013 African Diaspora International Film Festival to Preview Films at Queens, NY Black Spectrum Theatre

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The African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) and 43 year old historic Queens, New York based Black Spectrum Theatre are partnering for an early start of the 21st Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival with screenings to be held at Black Spectrum starting in October 2013 until the end of the festival on December 15.  

African Diaspora International Film Festival – Washington D.C. to Feature 7 Films; Opens with D.C. Premiere of African Independence

African Diaspora International Film Festival – Washington D.C. to Feature 7 Films; Opens with D.C. Premiere of African Independence

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The African Diaspora International Film Festival – Washington D.C. (ADIFF- DC) will celebrate its 7th anniversary in Washington D.C. from August 16 to 18, 2013 with a lineup of 7 films. The African Diaspora International Film Festival – D.C. will open with the Washington D.C. Premiere of AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE, an award-winning, feature-length documentary written, directed and produced by scholar, filmmaker and PBS History Detectives host, Professor Tukufu Zuberi.

11th African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago Releases 2013 Lineup; Opening Night Film “AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE”

11th African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago Releases 2013 Lineup; Opening Night Film “AFRICAN INDEPENDENCE”

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The Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival – Chicago (ADIFF- Chicago) will celebrate its 11th anniversary in Chicago from June 13 to June 20, 2013. The festival will kick off with the Chicago Premiere of Opening Night Film African Independence, written, directed and produced by scholar, filmmaker and PBS History Detectives host, Professor Tukufu Zuberi. 

7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City Official Lineup

7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City Official Lineup

The 7th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) in Jersey City, New Jersey, will be held this year at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, presenting an exciting selection of films from around the world including Ghana, Brazil and the U.S., to coincide with the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend, January 14 – 16. Opening Night Film: WHITE BOY BROWNJersey City PremiereUSA, 2009, 88 min, drama, English, Sean Sawyer dir.Armed with only a very important letter, […]