Film Africa 2015 opens 30 October

Film Africa 2015, the fifth festival showcasing the new features, documentaries and short films emerging from Africa, opens on 30 October and runs until 8 November 2015. 60 films from 28 African countries will be screened at venues across London and the programme includes several London, UK, European and World premieres.

There is a strand marking the 40th anniversary of independence for the African countries which were Portuguese colonies, ‘Lusophone Liberty: 40 Years On’, a focus on new Ethiopian films and a music strand celebrating the sounds of the continent. 12 films from 10 countries will be competing for the Baobab Award for Best Short Film, the winner of which will be screened on the festival’s closing night.

For more information, including speakers, educational workshops, school screenings and children’s activities, see www.filmafrica.org.uk .

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