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Helsinki African Film Festival: May 12-15 2011

Welcome to the 2nd

Helsinki African Film Festival

Following the success of the first HAFF, we are delighted to welcome you to yet another program of entertaining and thought-provoking films from Africa!

This year’s festival theme is Women’s Voices and Visions, focusing on African women as directors, producers or leading actors. The program is diverse in terms of genre, subject matter and the rich humanity of the continent. These inspiring films will definitely tickle your senses and your intellect, whether you happen to be a male or female fan of quality films. African women filmmakers are transforming what has largely been a male domain, and they are doing it with a sense of passion, humour and political awareness that HAFF is proud to bring to Finland.

HAFF now has a national dimension. A selection of films from the festival will be screened at regional film centers around Finland. This year we will also show four films in Kiasma in collaboration with the ARS11 exhibition.

Tickets will be available from this website starting in March, when the full festival program is revealed. Last year tickets sold out fast, so book early to avoid disappointment. We look forward to seeing you in May!

Wanjiku wa Ngugi
Festival Director

Nigeria’s Nollywood eclipsing Hollywood in Africa

“As cinemas close across Africa, homegrown blockbusters are actually eclipsing Hollywood on the African market as for the first time in 13 years an African feature competes for the top award at Cannes.”

The Independent (UK) 05/16/10

Thanks for a great symposium!

The Black Film Center/Archive would like to thank everyone who took part in our week-long symposium From the Postcolonial to the Global Postmodern? African and Caribbean Francophone Filmmakers and Scholars in Conversation.  The event proved to be very engaging and thought-provoking, and we hope those who participated were able to learn something new, contribute to the larger conversation, and create or strengthen relationships with other scholars and filmmakers.

Again, a special thanks to Gaston Kabore, Euzhan Palcy, Jean-Marie Teno, Jo Ramaka, Francoise Pfaff, Kenneth Harrow, and Akin Adesokan.

If you missed this wonderful event, don’t miss our next symposium, Cinematic Representations of Racial Conflict in “Real Time”, March 24-25.