New African Film Festival

From April 1 through 18, AFI, afrikafé and Africa World Now Project present the 17th annual New African Film Festival, showcasing the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent and across the diaspora. This year, the festival is going virtual, presenting a lineup of outstanding contemporary African cinema online for audiences in the Washington, DC, area and beyond.


Opening with Lesotho filmmaker Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese's multi-award-winning drama THIS IS NOT A BURIAL, IT'S A RESURRECTION, this year's festival features 33 films from 26 countries, including six submissions for the Academy Award® for Best International Feature. The festival closes with a new 2K restoration of Tunisian director Férid Boughedir's landmark survey of African cinema, CAMÉRA D'AFRIQUE. Almost all films will be available to view online across the entire United States.


Explore the diversity of new filmmaking from Africa at the 2021 New African Film Festival. For the full schedule, to purchase films and all-access passes visit

Sunday, April 18, 2021

Virtual Event
Event Type



Arts + Culture




$1 - $20



$12/film - Festival passes are available

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center

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