Event: 13th Festival de Cine Africano, 26 May – 4 June 2016, Tarifa / Tangiers

13th Festival de Cine Africano

26 May – 3 June 2016 – Tangiers

27 May – 4 June 2016 – Tarifa

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After having celebrated the last four editions in Cordoba, the African Film Festival-FCAT will hold its 13th edition in both Tarifa, Europe’s southernmost city, and Tangiers in northern Morocco, thereby celebrating African cinema on both shores of the Strait of Gibraltar.

Africa and Europe, Tarifa and Tangiers, are only 11km apart, a mere 30 minute journey on one of fast ferries that crisscrosses the narrow sea between the two continents. In 2016 they will be brought even closer together thanks to this initiative.

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Future Visions: Five Breakout Talents in African Film Today

AiW Guest: Sarah Jilani

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Returning to screens across London this past November, the Royal African Society’s annual Film Africa festival celebrated and promoted filmmaking from various countries across the continent. In a colourful week of reunions, fresh faces and thought-provoking discussions, the many film strands together screened over 50 films, animations and documentaries. There was a distinctly self-questioning and future-focused feel to the films and their surrounding discussion, with many of them concerned with what today can tell us about tomorrow – and how that tomorrow can be more innovative, humane, and enriching. From coming-of-age visions of Ethiopia to the bittersweet success of refugees reaching their new countries, these five memorable highlights are sure to become part of the continent’s best and most diverse voices in film today.

Hope (Dir. Boris Lojkine)

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French director Boris Lojkine’s first feature follows a Nigerian woman and Cameroonian…

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