The African Film Academy (AFA) was set up to promote African film and cinema locally and internationally
Today, African films serve as a link for Africans in the Diaspora with Africans at home. These films have the potential to serve as a shared collective experience, a reminder that Africa is a vibrant continent filled with colour, energy and possibility.
It is AFA’s vision to see film and cinema elevated to international levels, in terms of both production quality and profitability, and to explore film as a vehicle for development. African film makers work hard with very little and have, not through serendipity but through sheer audacity, managed to build the 3rd largest film industry in the world, and are poised to take poll position, beating America and India. Its clear to us that the world is interested in what Africa has to say and it is this drive that AFA wishes to tap into and leverage.
The Africa Movie Academy Award
An annual event that started 5 years ago in Bayelsa State Nigeria, the AMAAs aim to facilitate the development of the African film industry by providing a rewards & recognition platform for film makers on the continent. It is the first organised event of its kind and is currently sponsored by the United Bank for Africa.
The African Cinema Business Roundtable
The African Cinema Business Roundtable (ACBR) aims to fill a void that currently exists in the industry. As a 3 day conference styled event with special film screenings, premiers, master workshops and panel discussions, the ACBR aims to start critical conversations about pertinent issues in the industry, e.g. Distribution & Finance, whilst charting a way forward with key stakeholders.