Africa on Screen Film Festival celebrates the latest and best cinema from African-origin writers, filmmakers and actors.
Come and enjoy this rare opportunity to laugh, fall in love and have your heart broken to award-winning feature-length and short films from the ever-evolving continent.
The diverse cinematic visions from the various films will touch on the idea of coming home to the identity of oneself.
but first! before we get into the feature films…
creative indaba: networking night
30 October 2018 / 7:00pm - 8:30pm / polēpolē glamp cocktail bar
If you want to go fast, go alone. if you want to go far, go together -
Join the Africa on Screen team for this years industry networking night duly dubbed - Creative Indaba.
Africa On Screen will host this local filmmakers and creatives networking night kicking off with a pre festival - launch of the 2018 short film selection. Whether you are a film or media student; an aspiring or existing screenwriter, editor, director or producer; a film aficionado or just curious, come meet, mingle and be inspired.
Short Film Screenings :
I AM BLACK AND BEAUTIFUL (9 mins)
Director: Hawanatu Bangura
Using bold words and equally dramatic movements, seven Afro-Australian women share their experiences and express their ideas about living in the skin they're in.
Luv, Love! Love? (11 mins)
Director: Ndumiso Sibanda
Filmed in Melbourne "LUV, LOVE!,LOVE" is a 3 part Film. Each film deals with a defining moment within a long Distance relationship, told through a series of voice notes.
bittersweet (8 mins)
Director: Ayan Yusuf
Aisha and her friends are planning a slumber party before they all start different High Schools. Her mother, however, has other plans – forcing Aisha to stay with her Grandmother for a week before she leaves for Somalia indefinitely.
we can’ wait to see you there!
2018 film festival program
A quick run down
Monday 29 October / 7pm / The Cookoff / Loop bar and project space
Thursday 1 november / 6:30pm / Hear me move / loop bar and project space
friday 2 november ( / 7:30pm / five fingers for marsielles / acmi (Australian Centre for the Moving Image)
saturday 3 november / 1:30pm / Zambezia (feature animation) / venue tbc
saturday 3 november / 4:00pm / Abantu project (documentary) / loop bar and project space
saturday 3 november / 7:00pm / number 37 / loop bar and project space
for FURTHER details, ticketing and trailers, see below.
Five fingers for marseilles - Dir. Michael matthews
Friday 2 November - 7:30pm
ACMI, Federation Square, Flinders street, melbourne
Twenty years after fleeing from the brutal police aggression in colonial Marseilles, a member of the Five Fingers returns seeking peace, but with the town under new threat, he must reluctantly fight to free it, in this thriller from South African filmmaker Michael Matthews.
‘Five Fingers for Marseilles’ fuses western influences, from classic to spaghetti and revisionist eras, into a contemporary South African drama played in local tongue by four generations of acclaimed South African stars. The great westerns always contained socio-political threads, and Five Fingers’ loose allegory on today’s South Africa is edge-of-the-seat, and starkly human.