Under the banner “Visions of Freedom”, the 29th New York African Film Festival will run from May 12 to 17, 2022 at Film at Lincoln Center.
New York African Film Festival (NYAFF)
NAME OF FESTIVAL: New York African Film Festival (NYAFF)
WHERE: New York City
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
African Film Festival 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 at Lincoln Center, Maysles Cinema Institute, and Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM).
African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. AFF is committed to increasing visibility and recognition for African media artists by introducing African film and culture to a broad range of audiences in the United States and abroad, bypassing economic, class and racial barriers.
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