2019 FESTIVAL DETAILS
What is Afrikana?
Afrikana is a film festival dedicated to showcasing the cinematic works of people of color from around the world. We place a special focus on the global Black narrative. Our mission is to present high-quality, well-crafted stories that celebrate the diaspora and encourage people to connect.
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK
FRIDAY night spotlight:
L.A., NYC, RVA!
SEE IT AT AFRIKANA FIRST!
Meet us at the ICA at VCU for the RVA premiere of Oscar award-winning director, Barry Jenkins' latest project, an adaptation of James Baldwin's tragic love story,
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK! See it at Afrikana before it hits theaters!
Followed by panel-discussion featuring Dr. Tressie Cottom.
Location: Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU
Cocktail Hour w/ DJ Shanel 6:30p I Screening 7:30p
MC, Artist, Advocate
saturday night spotlight:
Sorry to bother You
Meet us Saturday, December 1 for an encore screening of the award-winning film SORRY TO BOTHER YOU followed by a post-screening talk with writer and director, Boots Riley.
Location: Grace Street Theater Doors 7:30 I Screening 8p
Writer, Director, Artist
Saturday shorts spotlight:
Join us on Saturday, Dec 1, for the Virginia premiere of the short film STUCK by Richmond native and hometown favorite, Praheme! Praheme along with the film's stars Javicia Leslie and Hari Williams will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A. This screening is going to be hilarious! Don't miss it!
Location: 1708 Gallery I Screening 3:45