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Africa World Now Project, afrikafé and AFI

New African Film Festival: March 9-19, 2017

AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910

MARCH 9-19, 2017: The 13th Annual New African Film Festival, co-presented by Africa World Now Project, afrikafé and AFI.  This year's festival showcases the vibrancy of African filmmaking from all corners of the continent.  Highlights include CLASH, Egypt's 2016 Oscar Selection; KATI KATI, a FIPRESCI prize-winning Kenyan ghost story; festival favorite WOVEN, a U.S.-set Ethiopian-American coproduction; '76, the hotly anticipated political thriller from Nigerian superstar director Izu Ojukwu; and the award-winning Tunisian drama HEDI.  The festival takes place at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910.  Films and Ticket Information: Click Here.

The African Marketplace at the 2017 New African Film Festival hosted by Fenton Street Market returns for its 2nd year on Saturday, March 11, 2:00 – 7:30. Shop local vendors selling African home goods, clothing, books, and art in the lobby before or after your film.  A ticket to a film is required to visit the African Marketplace.  

No passes accepted. 

Films and Ticket Information: Click Here

For more information: visit; or call 301.495.6720; or Email for further assistance.  Thank you.