African Film Weekend

The African Film Weekend screens new and original African films each fall on the campus of the University of Richmond. It has been running since 2000 as an initiative from African Studies faculty members under the leadership of Professor Louis Tremaine from the Department of English. Since 2012, a component entitled (Africa Week) comprising lectures and other cultural events has been added.

African Film Weekend celebrates African culture on the continent and the Diaspora through cinema. Faculty, staff, students, and the general public of Richmond have the opportunity to learn about cultures and issues through the best productions Africa can offer in the realm of filmmaking. Film themes vary from year to year.

2014 African Film Weekend: The City and the State in Contemporary Africa
The 2014 African Film Weekend will take place October 3-4, 2014. A full schedule of films will be available in August.

Support for African Film Weekend comes from the Office of International Education, the Media Resource Center, the International Studies program and the Department of Modern Literatures and Cultures.


Contact Us
If you have questions about the African Film Weekend, contact Kasongo Kapanga or Sonia Phung at (804) 289-8096