Pan-African Film Festival

The Pan-African Film Festival, Cannes

In addition to the Cannes Film festival, Cannes has also being hosting the annual Pan-African Film Festival since 2008. African cinema is largely overlooked by festivals, which makes the Cannes event an important showcase for movies from Africa and the broad African diaspora.

Pan-African, global

Festival International de Film Panafricain posterThe festival typically hosts a selection of movies from Africa itself while also showcasing movies from African movie-makers that are active around the world. So the festival  features cinema from countries as varied as South Africa, Mali, Morocco, as well as the UK , France and US.

Each year, the festival shows rare movies, runs workshops and also hosts music and fashion shows centred around pan-African issues.

“The FIFP is a moment, a unique experience, where Pan-African cinema and African cultures along with the diaspora throughout the world, is made available to everybody,” according to its founder Eitel Basile NGANGUE EBELLE. “It has an amazing energy.”

The festival is typically held in the last week of April and first of May. For news about the Pan-African Film Festival, check here.


Submit your film to the 2016 Pan-African Film Festival

Submissions for the 2016 edition are open until March 1, 2016. Films can be submitted online for €51.28. Visit FIFP submission page

Alternatively, contact the organisers:



Adress: 32 rue Louis Pérrissol
06400 CANNES

Telephone : 04 93 99 75 87

Mobile: 06 10 04 69 44



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