FILM AFRICA 2016: ROUND-UP OF CLOSING GALA 2016

We’re still buzzing over Film Africa 2016! We’ve had an amazing 10 days across London, surrounded by thought-provoking films, engaging Q&A’s and lots of dancing. We were really thrilled and honoured to celebrate the journey of many African filmmakers with their debut features.  Film Africa 2016 was a testament to this as we screened, Director, Daouda Coulibaly’s phenomenal feature Wùlu

CLOSING GALA 2016 | Malian director Daouda Coulibaly’s auspicious debut feature Wùlu (‘dog’ in Bambara) during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016 at Ciné Lumière. London, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
CLOSING GALA 2016 | Malian director Daouda Coulibaly’s auspicious debut feature Wùlu (‘dog’ in Bambara) (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez).

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Enjoy some pictures from our Film Africa 2016 Closing Gala!

Jacqui Nsiah, Sheila Ruiz, Rachael Loughlan, Naomi Rathod and Isabel Moura Mendes during the CLOSING GALA 2016 of The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016 at Ciné Lumière. London, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
Jacqui Nsiah, Sheila Ruiz, Rachael Loughlan, Naomi Rathod and Isabel Moura Mendes during the CLOSING GALA 2016 (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez).

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CLOSING GALA 2016 | Malian director Daouda Coulibaly’s auspicious debut feature Wùlu (‘dog’ in Bambara) during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016 at Ciné Lumière. London, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
CLOSING GALA 2016 (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez).

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CLOSING GALA 2016 | Malian director Daouda Coulibaly’s auspicious debut feature Wùlu (‘dog’ in Bambara) during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016 at Ciné Lumière. London, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
CLOSING GALA 2016 (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez).

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CLOSING GALA 2016 | Malian director Daouda Coulibaly’s auspicious debut feature Wùlu (‘dog’ in Bambara) during The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016 at Ciné Lumière. London, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
CLOSING GALA 2016  (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez).

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Another highlight of the night!

We were delighted to announce that Priscilla Anany’s heart-warming film of motherhood, Children of the Mountain … won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film!

Director Priscilla Anany, winner of the Baobab Award for Best Short Film during the CLOSING GALA 2016 of The Royal African Society’s Annual Film Festival 2016 at Ciné Lumière. London, Sunday 6 November 2016. (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez)
Director Priscilla Anany, winner of the Baobab Award for Best Short Film during the CLOSING GALA 2016 (Photos/Ivan Gonzalez).

 

If you missed any of our screenings this year, not to worry! Our friends at The British Museum will be screening a number of wonderful films this month! For more info please check their web here!

 

See you next year!