African Film Festival New Zealand Trust

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AFFNZ is a charitable trust, dedicated to bringing the first ever African Film Festival to New Zealand. Help us make it a reality!

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AFFNZ will showcase new work from emerging directors, as well as celebrated classics that helped launch an industry.

For many New Zealanders, this will be their first view of modern Africa and her people from beyond the lenses and filters of mainstream news media. We are confident that this event will become an annual favourite on the film festival calendar.

Our trustees are a multi ethnic group of community leaders, filmmakers, academics and business people, volunteering their time and expertise to bring this unique event to New Zealand.

We are dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African cultures through film and increasing visibility and recognition for African film makers in New Zealand.

At the same time, AFFNZ provides New Zealand audiences a context for understanding the complex stories and everyday realities that reach us from the Continent via the news media.

AFFNZ will be an engaging mixture of contemporary and classic films; from comedy to documentary, drama to music and children’s films, all richly supplemented by robust talks and discussions with industry professionals and community leaders.

Screening is scheduled from 9 to the 15 April 2015 at the Rialto Cinema in Newmarket.

This introductory African Film Festival will screen at least 10 films selected from across the African continent.

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Africa has a rich history of storytelling – yet once the world discovered film, the continent became nothing more than an exotic backdrop to Hollywood’s dark fantasies.

Not surprisingly, when Africans began making films for and about themselves, the results were as dynamic and passionate as the continent itself.

Now, AFFNZ is proud to announce the first and only film festival in New Zealand dedicated entirely to African Cinema, from across the continent and the African Diaspora.

With the help of our local and international partners, AFFNZ will showcase new work from emerging directors, as well as celebrated classics that helped launch an industry.

For many New Zealanders, this will be their first view of modern Africa and her people from beyond the lenses and filters of mainstream news media. We are confident that this event will become an annual favourite on the film festival calendar.

Our trustees are a multi ethnic group of community leaders, filmmakers, academics and business people, volunteering their time and expertise to bring this unique event to New Zealand.

We are dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African cultures through film and increasing visibility and recognition for African film makers in New Zealand.

At the same time, AFFNZ provides New Zealand audiences a context for understanding the complex stories and everyday realities that reach us from the Continent via the news media

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