New York African Film Festival (NYAFF)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: New York African Film Festival (NYAFF)
SINCE: 1993
WHERE: New York City
WEBSITE: www.africanfilmny.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) was founded in 1990. Its flagship program, the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) launched in 1993. This program takes place annually in collaboration with Film Society of Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema Institute, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Whenever possible, NYAFF invites filmmakers to New York City to present their work and hold post-screening discussions with a wide range of audiences.

New York African Film Festival Returns May 7-13; Nollywood dark comedy Confusion Na Wa to Open Festival

New York African Film Festival Returns May 7-13; Nollywood dark comedy Confusion Na Wa to Open Festival

Confusion Na Wa Confusion Na Wa

Under the banner theme “Revolution and Liberation in the Digital Age,” the 21st New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) will take place May 7-13, 2014. The initial leg of the festival includes eleven features and eight short films from various African nations and the Diaspora, and continues throughout May at the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek.

With a gracious nod to Nollywood, the world’s second-largest film industry, and to the 100th centenary of Nigeria, the festival Opening Night presentation will be Confusion Na Wa, the dark comedy by Kenneth Gyang. Winner of Best Picture at the 2013 African Movie Academy Awards, the film stars OC Ukeje and Gold Ikponmwosa as two grifters whose decision to blackmail a straying husband (played by Ramsey Nouah) sets in motion a chain of events leading to a shocking conclusion.