Film Africa logoFilm Africa is the Royal African Society’s annual London film festival celebrating the best African cinema from across the continent and diaspora. Established in 2011, every year Film Africa brings diverse London audiences a high quality and wide-ranging film programme accompanied by a vibrant series of events, including director Q&As, talks and discussions; professional workshops and master classes; school screenings and family activities; The Industry Forum; and Film Africa LIVE! music nights. Film Africa also recognises and supports new filmmaking talent through the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film.


The 2016 festival will take place in venues across London from 28 October to 6 November. The programme will be announced on 3 October.

Film Africa aims to:

  • Be the premier platform for African cinema in the UK, through our annual festival and year-round programming.
  • Offer African and Diaspora filmmakers the opportunity to present their work to new audiences in London.
  • Present culturally diverse London audiences an increased choice of film festivals.
  • Promote a better understanding of Africa through film, by stimulating debate around contemporary socio-political issues raised in the films we screen.
  • Support African filmmaking through festival awards and initiatives.
  • Build links with film festivals and organisations around the world to promote the main-streaming of African cinema internationally.
  • Create new opportunities for exhibition, distribution and networking through our annual Industry Forum and events programme.


Get a glimpse of what Film Africa is all about. From screenings, lively debate and industry events to family activities, music, parties and much more – Film Africa is a festival beyond film: