Pan-African Film Festival 2017 to kick off April 5

Closing night in CannesPan-African festival to focus on “USA: Yesterday and Tomorrow”

The 14th edition of the International Festival of Pan African film (FIFP) will kick off on April 5, 2017 in Cannes. Each year, the festival pays tribute to movies from the broad African diaspora. In 2017, the focus will more specifically be on African American independent cinema with the theme “USA: yesterday, today & tomorrow”. American Directors represent more than 30% of the selected works this year.

The Festival will as usual offer a wide choice of films from Africa and its diaspora, as well as from the rest of the world. Program: feature films, fiction and documentary, conferences, workshops, showcases, exhibitions as well as a Salon PanAfrican (market) with professional exhibitors and includes areas dedicated to pan-African culture.

Basile Nguenge EbelleThe event will open with “Everything But a Man”, by Nnegest Likké, at the Palm Beach. As ever, the event will be MC’ed by the man behind the event for so many years, Basile Ngangue Ebelle (photo).

  • 50 movies
  • + 30 countries represented, a world on-screen: Africa, America, Europe, Caribbean, Asia, Pacific
  • 1 PanAfrican market: space open to everyone (adults and children)
  • Concerts / Shows boxes, exhibition
  •  opening and closing ceremony (+ 1 PanAfrican Gala)
  •  5000 visitors
  • Conferences & and a range of workshops

The combination of movies, shorts, fashion, galas and music make for a very vibrant event each year. For details, visit the FIFP site.

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