iAfrica Film Festival (iAFF) Groningen
The seventh edition of the iAfrica Film Festival (iAFF) will take place in Den Haag in October 2023. Groningen will host a satellite version of the iAFF for the first time. This special event features a thoughtfully curated selection of inspiring feature films, documentaries, and short films, showcasing the vibrancy and urgency of contemporary African filmmaking.
The iAFF serves as a platform to spotlight the immense global contributions of the African continent. Beyond its well-known role in providing raw materials, agricultural products, and natural resources, Africa is a prolific producer of cultural riches. The festival takes on the important task of challenging and expanding the prevailing narratives and imagery of Africa that often dominate the Global North. To achieve this, the iAFF offers an exclusive platform for authentic African stories, presented by African creators, both from the continent and its diaspora
This year, the focus is on the dynamic region of West Africa. The program features an enriching blend of a compelling documentary, a captivating feature film, two bonus short features, engaging Q&A sessions, and a delectable North African dinner experience.
Location: USVA, Munnekeholm, Groningen
Date and time: Wednesday 18 October 2023, 4pm – 11pm
Tickets: €9/€11 for individual films, €15 for dinner, €22.50/€30 for a passepartout
16.00 doors open
16.30 – 18.45 welcome and introduction, screening Money, Freedom, the story of the CFA
Franc plus bonus short film
18.45 – 20.00 Dinner in USVA foyer
20.00 – 22.00 screening Tirailleurs – Father & Soldier, plus bonus short, and Q&A
22.00 – 22.45 drinks in USVA foyer
The iAFF is organised by the Yangambi Foundation and hosted in Groningen by the University of Groningen.