The African Film Festival


  • The Angelika Film Center 5321 East Mockingbird Lane Dallas, TX, 75206 United States

The African Film Festival (TAFF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to African motion pictures, and to serve as a platform for educative references to African Culture.

Due to financial constraints, many African filmmakers are not able to premiere their films in cities other than the one they reside in. TAFF will serve as a premiere opportunity for several filmmakers across the globe, whose films are selected for the festival. Some of the proceeds from the festival will be used to sponsor the less-privileged filmmakers aspiring to make African-related films. The first festival is to be held in July 2016.

TAFF was created to give the African independent filmmaker a platform to compete in the global market with established filmmakers. African films and its creators will have additional world stage, expanding the market for such films, and creating networking opportunities for seasoned and aspiring practitioners to commiserate on ideas and forge working relationships.

Filmmakers have opportunities for feedback. Each film will be reviewed by a panel of judges made up of industry professionals. Our team include the Executive Director, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Panel of Judges, Planning Committee, Staff Members, and Volunteers.

Mission

Our mission is to celebrate African culture through motion pictures; to address Social, Economic, Ethnic, Political, Religious, and Health issues that affect the continent; and to provide an equal platform for Independent African filmmakers to showcase and distribute their work on a global scale.

Vision

Our vision is to increase the availability of African films in non-African communities, universities, colleges and in public libraries as reference materials in the study of African culture, history, people, and issues.