The African International Documentary Festival (AFIDF) will be launched on Saturday, May 25 at the British Council, Accra Ghana.
The main event which is slated to take place in Los Angeles in 2020 offers an independent and inspiring meeting place for audiences and professionals from around the world to see a diverse and high-quality documentary program from the continent of Africa and the diaspora.
Invited guests to speak at the launch, include, The Rector of NAFTI, Dean of Studies- African Studies, Dean of Communications Studies, AUCC and Head of Film Directing NAFTI.
This Festival will also showcase documentarians from across the globe whose story has influenced a lot in Africa.
AFIDF will have a huge representation of the African Film Industry with business hubs. In the overall, the AFIDF’s scope covers over 60 countries participating annually from across Africa, Europe, Asia, Caribbean, Australia, North and South America.
The diverse nature of the event applies to the form and content of the African Diaspora documentary films as well as to the cultural backgrounds of the filmmakers.
The ultimate objective of the AFIDF lies in training filmmakers and documentarians at the peak of their expertise.
The festival also aims at celebrating Africa’s renowned documentarians, filmmakers, studios, media and stories of African descent while showcasing a rich African cultural heritage and history to the world.
AFIDF offers an alternative to Africa’s mass entertainment and uniformity, confirming that there is an increasing need in audiences for high-quality African documentary films that delve deep and urge us to reflect. In 2020, the festival’s New Media program AFIDF DocLab will showcase the best interactive African and African Diaspora non-fiction storytelling and explores how the digital revolution is reshaping documentary art across the continent of Africa.