African Film Festival

The African Film Festival began in 1991 in Milan as an occasion to get to know the new cinema coming from Africa and the African diaspora in the world.

The Festival was founded by Associazione COE , an Italian ngo engaged in activities of international cooperation, especially concerning the cultural promotion in African, Asian and Latin American countries. The artistic directors were (and still are) Annamaria Gallone and Alessandra Speciale.

Ever since its first edition, the greatest African filmmakers of all time took part in the Festival over the years, such as Idrissa Ouédraogo, Sembène Ousmane, Djibril Diop Mambéty, Nouri Bouzid and Raoul Peck, and the most promising talents like Abderrahamane Sissako, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun and Alain Gomis presented here their earlier works before becoming world-famous and critically-acclaimed directors.


Segreteria Festival
COE, Centro Orientamento Educativo
Via Lazzaroni 8 - Milano
02 6696258


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