Festival 2015

It’s this time of the year again …. May is coming soon and with it the 8th incarnation of the Galway African Film Festival! The dates this year are May 22nd, May 23rd & May 24th, and venue is as always the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Entry to all films will be…

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Festival 2017

And …. we are back again with a great line-up for this year’s Galway African Film Festival!!!

The dates this year are May 27th & 28th and the venue – for a change – is the Bank of Ireland Theatre at NUI Galway.

This year’s programme features 7 films (we’re hoping to add more so keep your eyes peeled!) from countries as far apart as South Africa and Morocco. We are still working on the final line-up but so far our programme includes the following films: Continue reading Festival 2017

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Festival 2016

And …. we are back again with a great line-up for this year’s Galway African Film Festival!!! The dates this year are May 27th, 28th & 29th and the venue is again the lovely Huston School of Film & Digital Media at NUI Galway (directions). We have a truly exciting line-up of 15 films, an online short…

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Festival 2014

We are delighted to be able to announce the films for what will be our 7th Galway African Film Festival. Films will be screened at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media on the weekend of 23rd-25th May. All films are FREE! Click here for your free brochure! Please click here for directions to venue…

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Festival 2019

*** Urgent Update **** Due to technical difficulties, ‘Finding Fela’ will screen at 5.15pm on Sunday June 2nd. This year’s programme promises a eclectic mix from funk to futurism, spanning the length and breath of the continent of Africa. Venue for all films is the Bank of Ireland Theatre at NUI Galway. We are starting…

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Festival 2018

The 2018 Programme of the 11th annual Galway African Film Festival is here. The festival is to be held 9 – 10 June, in the BOI Theatre, NUI Galway. The programme includes seven feature films and one short, and is as follows: Saturday 9th June 4pm – Dem Dem! 4.30pm – Strike A Rock 6.15pm…

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This year’s festival will be held on Friday 24th May until Sunday 26th May. We are having a change of venue this year and are happy to be showing the films at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Please find directions here: http://goo.gl/maps/QgrDE  (near Galway Cathedral). To download brochure with all details – click here…

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All I Wanna Do (Morocco) “All I Wanna Do” follows the dreams of 48-year-old Simohamed who works as a parking guard in Morocco and his 17-year-old son Ayoub, who acts in Hollywood films. When Ayoub’s dreams of going to Hollywood are dashed he turns to music and forms a hip hop group with his father.…

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We have again a very exciting programme this year including the brilliant Microphone, the marvellous WWW What a Wonderful World and Staff Benda Bilili – check out the programme! Programme Picture Gallery

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A Sting in a Tale Director: Shirley Frimpong-Manso A twisted tale of two unemployed graduates who embark on a journey to make it in a world where you need more than what you have to get what you want. Kuuku is overwhelmed with the urgency to succeed and frantically searches for a reward to his…

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Jerusalema This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot. He moves to Hillbrow, trying to stay legit in the taxi industry.…

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KIRIKOU AND THE SORCERESS (1998) Director Michel Ocelot This animated west African folk tale will delight the younger audiences at this festival. In a little village somewhere in Africa, a boy named Kirikou is born in a spectacular way. But he’s not a normal boy, because he can speak and walk immediately after being born.…

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