Our Mission

Our mission is to bring attention to fresh African filmmaking voices, so they can receive recognition and support within and outside of Africa.

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Our Partners

We are very lucky to have some great partners, working with the local community, NGOs that are active in the area, and a variety of corporate sponsors. but, we’re always looking for more!


Our Programs


we’re focused on showcasing fresh new voices in african cinema. Additionally, we’re excited to show some of the best of world cinema, bringing the films for the first time to east africa!


East African Cinema

We are happy to accept films of any genre, style or length. We're simply looking to showcase East African film talent!

Pan-African Cinema

Any film set in africa qualifies for this program of the festival.

african Diaspora cinema

if you trace your origins or those of your film to Africa, this category is for you. We leave it to you to determine whether you/your film fits within this category.

Non-African Cinema

Any film that doesn't fit into one of the African or African Diaspora categories!


Get Involved

there are many ways that you can get involved with the african film festival! we’re currently accepting submissions, and also have some exciting sponsorship opportunities available. we’re focused on building strong partnerships, with the goal of continuing to work together as the festival grows in prominence over the coming years.

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Submit your film

We are currently accepting submissions for the 2019 festival, which will take place from december 27th to 29th!

become a sponsor

We have different sponsorship levels available, each coming with its own unique benefits.

Make a Donation

You can make a donation via united in Film, directing its use towards the festival.