- A24 Media: Africa's voice (A24 Media Productions, Nairobi, Kenya; Accra, Ghana; Johannesburg, South Africa)
"A24 Media--the first Pan-African online agency for Video, Pictures & Text." This site includes: selected current and recent news reports; photographs; related video clips; previews of television programs from Africa; documentary film excerpts; news, film and TV industry links; etc.
- Accés Cinéma Africain = African Film Access (Montréal, Québec, Canada)
This web site offers highlights from French language immersion programs which feature the use of African and Caribbean films exhibited at an annual spring festival and discussions with the filmmakers.
- Africa (PBS Online, Public Broadcasting Corporation, Alexandria, Virginia)
for "Africa" the 8 part television series co-produced by WNET/Thirteen's Nature and The National Geographic Society, which begins airing in September 2001. The site includes excerpted texts, photos, "teacher tools", and other resources. See also, the National Geographic website
- "Africa in Motion" -- Edinburgh African Film Festival (UK)
Latest information: AIM 2012--Call for Entries and Papers: October-November 2012, Edinburgh Festival.
The site features information about the films screened during the festival, a "call for entries" for the next festival, plus, summaries from previous years.
- "Africa in the Picture" 15th Annual Film Festival in The Netherlands, 19-28 October 2012
- Africamovies.Com (Brooklyn, New York)
This is a commercial site for mostly Nigerian video films.
- African Diaspora International Film Festival, 2014 (ADIFF, New York)
- African Film Festival of New York, 2014 Summer Series, July-September (New York)
The New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) was launched in 1993. Film Society of Lincoln Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Maysles Cinema Institute have become principal hosts of the festival.
--Cinema Under the Stars: In the summer months, the screenings and accompanying performances take place in the parks around New York City.
- African Film Library (M-Net, Cape Town, South Africa)
An online reference directory of African films, with synopsis, film excerpts, commentaries, and film-related news. "The library consists of award-winning works from more than 80 producers including Senegalese Ousmane Sembene and Djibril Mambety, Yousef Chahine from Egypt and Haile Gerima from Ethiopia."
- African Studies Videos at Columbia University (Columbia University Libraries)
An annotated, up-to-date guide to the collections available to Columbia faculty and students.
- African Studies Video Collections & Web Sites of Other Major American Universities:
- Boston University (African Studies Center, Outreach Library)
- Harvard University
- Indiana University (Black Film Center/Archive)
- Michigan State University (East Lansing, Michigan)
- Ohio University Libraries (Athens, Ohio)
- University of California, Berkeley
- University of Kansas, Lawrence (African & African-American)
- University of Missouri, Columbia: Academic Support Center--Selected Media Rental Collections
A searchable database for film & video rental from Indiana U., Penn State, U. of California, U. of North Texas, and U. of Washington.
- Western Washington University (Bellingham, Washington)
- Center for the Study and Research on African Women in Cinema. (Beti Ellerson, Department of Art, Howard University, Washington, DC)
The site includes a "reference guide," with suggested films, links to selected film web sites, and the 1991 Statement by African Women Professionals at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
--See also: bibliography
- Africiné -- Le site de la Fédération Africaine de la Critique Cinématographique (Dakar, Sénégal; via France)
Un portail des critiques, des analyses, des entretiens, des comptes rendus de festivals, et un répertoire de cinéastes. "Sur l'invitation des JCC 2004 (Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, Tunisie), des représentants de la critique cinématographique du Cameroun, du Burkina Faso, du Sénégal, du Maroc, de l'Algérie, de l'Egypte et de la Tunisie se sont réunis à Tunis du 2 au 7 octobre 2004 pour jeter les bases d'un regroupement et d'un travail commun. Il a été créé la Fédération africaine de la critique cinématographique (FACC)..."
-- Veuillez voir aussi: Ecrans d'Afrique. (Online)--Archives, 1992-1998
-- Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso: Fédération panafricaine des cinéastes.
- ArtMattan Productions (New York)
- "ArtMattan distributes films that focus on the human experience of black people in Africa, the Caribbean, North and South America and Europe. Many of the films listed are shown during the annual Contemporary African Diaspora Film Festival in New York."
- Balancing act: telecoms, internet and broadcast (London, UK)
- Berkeley Media LLC -- African Studies Documentary Film Sales (Berkeley, California)
- XXIX Black International Cinema, Berlin, May 2014 (Fountainhead Tanz Theatre, The Collegium Television Program and Cultural Zephyr, Berlin, Germany and USA)
- The website offers a call for entries, plus details on the films and videos from past years.
- XXVIII BIC, May 8-12, 2013
- XXVII BIC, May 2-6, 2012
- XXVI Black International Cinema: "A Complexion Change, International and Intercultural Diplomacy," May 4-8, 2011, Berlin; plus "Footprints in the Sand" Photographic Exhibition
- XXV, May 4-8, 2010, Berlin
- XXIV, May 7-10, 2009, Berlin
- XXIII, May 2008, Berlin, Germany & Warsaw, Poland
- XXII, May 2007, Berlin, Germany
- XXI Black International Cinema, April-May 2006, St. Louis, Missouri (USA); Paris, France; Berlin, Germany In cooperation with the University of Missouri--St. Louis, USA and UNESCO, Paris, France.
- XX, May 5-8, 2005, Berlin
- XIX, May 2004, Berlin
- XVII Black International Cinema 2002, May 2 - June 2002, Berlin--Düsseldorf--München, Germany
- Bull Frog Films -- African Studies (Reading, Pennsylvania)
"Bullfrog Films is the oldest and largest publisher of videos and films about the environment in the United States. Founded in 1973...our collection includes programs on ecology, energy, agriculture, indigenous peoples, women's studies, genetics, marine biology, sustainable development, community regeneration, economics, ethics, and conflict resolution."
- California Newsreel: Library of African Cinema (San Francisco, California)
Current catalog, plus link to Home Page. Note: this is a commercial site.
- Centro Orientamento Educativo: Festival del Cinema Africano di Milano
General information, programme, and events calendar.
- CinéAfrique.Org, Le Blog! (Anoumou Amekudji, Albany, New York, USA)
Un site qui offre les actualités et des réflexions sur le cinéma africain et sur les cultures africaines.
- Les cinémas d'Afrique: L'encyclopédie du film africain (Veuillez voir TV5Monde ci-dessous)
- The Cinema Guild: African Studies (New York)
Catalog of documentary films on and from Africa, 1980-1998; plus links to those in other subject areas. Note: This is a commercial site.
- Ciné3mondes: Catalogue vidéo---Chercher Afrique (L'Association des trois mondes et La Médiathèque des trois mondes, Paris, France)
Ce site offre une base de données...et un lien au site commercial du M3M pour commander les films sélectionnés d'Afrique, d'Asie et d'Amérique latine en France.
- Clap Noir -- Cinéma et audiovisuel africains (Paris, France)
Les actualités du monde du cinéma, plusieurs portraits des réalisateurs africains, les événements, les dossiers de presse sur nouveaux films, et des liens appropriés.
- Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire (London, UK)
--Also known as "Colonial Film Database"
"This website holds detailed information on over 6000 films showing images of life in the British colonies. Over 150 films are available for viewing online. You can search or browse for films by country, date, topic, or keyword. Over 350 of the most important films in the catalogue are presented with extensive critical notes...The Colonial Film project united universities (Birkbeck and University College London) and archives (British Film Institute, Imperial War Museum and the British Empire and Commonwealth Museum) to create a new catalogue of films relating to the British Empire."
- "Congo in Harlem Series," 2009-2012, Maysles Institute, New York
"Congo in Harlem a month-long series of film screenings accompanied by special events, panel discussions, performances, and receptions."
- 7a Edição Dockanema, Festival do Filme Documentário, 14 a 23 de Setembro 2012, Maputo, Moçambique
- Documentary Educational Resources (D.E.R.): Films on Africa and Elsewhere (Watertown, Massachusetts)
"...a producer and distributor of films and videos in broadly defined areas of anthropology/ethnography, sociology and documentary." Note: this is a commercial site. See also, a general list of new releases
and the D.E.R. Home Page
- 35th Durban International Film Festival, July 17-27, 2014--Call for Submissions ...plus highlights from 2013 and previous festivals. (Centre for Creative Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa)
- Ecrans d'Afrique. (Online)--Archive --via Africiné ci-dessus.
- Facets Multi-Media (Chicago, Illinois)
A general commercial website, with quite a number of Africa-related documentaries and features in its searchable catalog.
- FESPACO: Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso)
The 23rd edition of FESPACO will take place from February 23-March 3, 2013.
The official site in French: "Created in 1969 in Ouagadougou, on the initiative of a few film enthusiasts, it became an institution on January 7th 1972 by decree in Burkina Faso, because of the enthusiasm and the hope it created among the public and filmmakers in Africa. It is biennial; starting on the last Saturday in February every odd year." The site includes information about award-winning films from 2009 and previous festival years.
- Festival of African and Caribbean Film, Barbados (via University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Bridgetown, Barbados)
- "The Barbados Festival of African and Caribbean Film is the latest manifestation of a growing phenomenon – a recognition of the importance of visual media to the region, and an enthusiastic engagement with the processes of production, distribution, spectatorship and criticism."
- October 2003 films and filmmakers
- 9th Festival de Cine Africano--FCAT, Córdoba, España, del 12 al 20 Octubre 2012
- 23rd Annual Festival Cinema Africano, Asia, America Latina, 4-10 March 2013, Milan, Italy (plus highlights from previous festivals)
- The website offers the programme for this year and full information about the festival--in Italian, English or French, with links to information on previous years...detailed program (with abundant photographs), reportage on events and awards, descriptions of new films and biographical sketches of directors.
- Festival International du Film Panafricain, du 17 au 21 avril 2013, Cannes, France
Veuillez voir aussi, les informations sur les festivals de 2012, de 2011, de 2010, et de 2009.
- FICA--Festival International du Court Métrage d'Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire)
FICA 2010, la 6ème édition aura lieu du 20 au 25 avril 2010. Créé par African Queen Productions en 1998, le Festival se tient tous les deux ans.
- Filmakers Library on African Studies (New York)
Current titles on Africa from the online catalog. Note: this is a commercial site.
- Films for the Humanities & Sciences Home Page (Princeton, New Jersey)
A general, online catalog of films, videos, and CD-ROMs, organized under general subjects rather than geographical areas. Use the "browse" or "search" tools to find African studies materials. Note: this is a commercial site.
- "Fold Crumple Crush: The Art of El Anatsui" (2011) by Dr. Susan Vogel (New York)
Filmed over three years in Venice, Italy, Nsukka, Nigeria, and the US, this is a powerful portrait of Africa's most widely acclaimed contemporary artist. An insider's view of the artist's practice, the ingenious steps and thousands of hours of labor that convert used bottle tops into huge, opulent wall hangings. Here Anatsui explains how his artworks have become a marriage of painting and sculpture, objects that speak of African history but also reach for the ethereal--and he talks about his aspirations for artworks he has yet to make."
--Credits: Producer, Prince Street Pictures, New York, USA ; Associate Producer, Isaac Kpelle, Accra, Ghana ; Director, Susan Vogel ; Editor, Harry Kafka ; Music, John Billingsley.
- H-AFRLITCINE Web Page. (Humanities-Net; via Michigan State University)
"H-AFRLITCINE is the H-Net discussion list dealing with African Literature and Cinema and is affiliated with the African Literature Association."
- Hopes on the Horizon: Africa in the 1990s (Blackside, Inc., in conjunction with Invent Media Corp.; via PBS Online)
The web site features video and audio clips and related essays accompanying the 2-hour television program of interviews, documentary footage, and reports. Benin, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, Mozambique, and South Africa are the focus of this chronicle of "pro-democracy movements" on the continent.
- Icarus Films on Africa (New York)
Current offerings from recent catalog. Note: this is a commercial site.
- Inagina, l'ultime maison du fer: un film sur les forgerons dogon (Département d'Anthropologie et d'Ecologie, Université de Genève, Suisse)
Ce site est une publicité pour le film, mais on y trouve les commentaires intéressants des réalisateurs, plusieurs images du film, et un bon de commande. Le film est disponible en anglais. On peut lire ce site en anglais
- Indiana University: The Black Film Center/Archive Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies (Bloomington, Indiana)
- Indigokafe on Films -- the portal for African literatures, writers, and films
(Funmilayo Tofowomo-Okelola et al., [Los Angeles, California?])
A site offering summaries of modern and contemporary literary works and films by African intellectuals on the African continent and in the diaspora, videos of presentations by and interviews with African writers and filmmakers, African film clips, announcements about conferences, other events, and forthcoming publications, and an extensive list of links to Africa-related literary, artistic, and other cultural information.
-- Indigokafe Home Page
-- Plus: CafeAfricana
: portal on culture, arts, news, politics, lifestyle, and communty.
- Insight Media: Videos and CD-Roms for College & High School Classrooms (New York)
A general, searchable catalog of mostly documentary films....a significant number of titles in African and African-American studies.
- Journal of African cinemas. (Online) -- Bristol, UK: Intellect, Ltd., 2009-
This online journal is edited by Keyan G. Tomaselli, University of KwaZulu-Natal and Martin Mhando, Murdoch University; guest editor: Blandine Stefanson, University of Adelaide.
Note: this site provides free access to the November 2009 inaugural issue only; a subscription is required to access subsequent issues.
- Dani Kouyaté -- Site officiel (Roubaix, France)
C'est le site du metteur en scène de théâtre et de cinéma Dani Kouyaté (du Burkina Faso). Voir surtout: la biographie
et la filmographie
- Sotigui Kouyaté, 1936-2010
- Africine.org: Décès de Sotigui Kouyaté--"Le plus grand acteur africain" a joué sa Dernière scène. Extrait du journal sénégalais Le Quotidien. (Online), le 19 avril 2010
- Africultures "Biographie" sur Sotigui Kouyaté, avril 2010 (Paris)
- Cinéafrique.Org, Le blog!: "Je n'oublierai jamais Sotigui Kouyaté," par Anoumou Amekudji, le 2 mai 2010
- Le Faso.Net: "Le grand comédien Sotigui Kouyaté est mort...," le 18 avril 2010 -et- "Le grand homme sera inhumé à Ouagadougou," le 20 avril 2010
- The Guardian. (Online): Sotigui Kouyaté Obituary, May 2, 2010 (London)
- Radio France International: Décès du comédien burkinabé Sotigui Kouyaté," le 19 avril 2010 (avec un petit interview sur vidéo)
- Wal Fadjri. (Online): "Décès du comédien Sotigui Kouyaté:: Clap de fin pour le sage griot d'Afrique,"
le 19 avril 2010 (Dakar, Sénégal)
- << Little Senegal >> : Un film de Rachid Bouchareb -- Le site de 3B Productions et Tadrart Films (Paris, France)
Ce site commercial offre beacoup des informations à propos du film qui explore les liens entre l'Afrique noire et ses fils sur le continent américain, surtout au coeur de Harlem dans la ville de New York. Vous pourrez télécharger de nombreux éléments techniques, le scénario, un extrait du film, le dossier presse, une bande sonore, relevé musiques, dialogues, un flyer, les critiques, etc.
- Lumumba -- Zietgeist Films (New York)
Promotional site: Video clips from the recently-released film, schedule of showings in the USA, information about the film's director, Raoul Peck -- including an audio clip from an interview. There are also brief summaries of Patrice Lumumba, the struggles of the Congolese people in Congo (Zaire), and information about the making of the film ; plus promotional links.
- Djibril Diop Mambety (1945-1998) (via Senegalaisement.Com, Paris, France)
Ce site offre une brève biographie du cinéaste et une filmographie. De plus, il y a un lien à un interview de la Revue Noire.
- Michigan State University: African Media Program (East Lansing, Michigan)
"The African Media Program (AMP) offers an online, comprehensive database of films, videos, and other audio-visual materials concerning Africa as well as education services about African media." The website features a searchable catalog, with film reviews and some tips on where to find items.
- National Geographic's "Africa: The Series" (Washington, DC)
Promotional site about the 8-part television series beginning on public television in September 2001, co-produced by WNET/Thirteen's Nature. The site includes text excerpts and photographs; plus, related links to Africa-related resources and a "Kids" section.
- Nigeria Movies.Net (via Manassas, Virginia USA)
This is a commercial site selling Nigerian video films, with industry news and video clips.
- The Nollywood Project (2005-2008) (Prof. John C. McCall, Prof. Olusegun Ojewuyi, and others; Global Media Research Center, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois)
The site features: descriptions of the research project in several phases, a media archive of photos, interviews, and film clips; a bibliography of sources--with links to online full text; and related web links. "...to investigate the new West African video movie industry centered in Nigeria commonly known as 'Nollywood.'"
- PAFF: Pan African Film & Arts Festivals (Los Angeles, California)
General information, film & festival schedules, art show, and related links.....festivals in Los Angeles and in Atlanta, Georgia. "Established in 1992, The Pan African Film & Art Festival is the largest festival in the United States dedicated to the exhibition of Black films."
- PBS Frontline Programs on Africa ("Frontline"/WGBH, Boston/PBS Online)
- "Ghosts of Rwanda" (2004)
The website for the PBS television program (2 hours) about reflections on the 10th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide. The site provides excerpted interviews, links & readings, a teachers' guide, etc.
- "The Long Walk of Nelson Mandela": an intimate portrait of one of the century's greatest leaders.
The web site contains a synopsis of the program, photos, interviews, anecdotes, a chronology, and information about ordering the video and transcripts and the teachers' guide.
- "The Triumph of Evil"--"How the West ignored warnings of the 1994 Rwanda Genocide..."
This web site contains further readings, graphic and disturbing images, full text interviews and other documents supplementing the 1999 documentary on the policies of the United Nations, the United States, and Belgium before and at the time of the genocide. The role of French policies is more prominent in the texts.
- "Valentina's Nightmare: a journey into the Rwanda genocide"
A collection of photographs, texts, and sound files supplementing a 1996 episode of the PBS television series "Frontline". Note: Most of the images are graphic and very disturbing.
- PBS Nova Programs on Africa ("Nova"/WGBH, Boston/PBS Online)
- "The Lost Tribes of Israel"
Supplemental web resources (and video order information) for a program on the search for the so-called "lost tribes of Israel", the "Jewish" claims made by an African community in what is now Zimbabwe, and the problems that have often arisen surrounding a "history of origins" for the Great Zimbabwe ruins, some Jewish families, and the descendants of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings in the United States.
- PBS Online: Wonders of the African World, with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- The web site that accompanies the television series -- a travel show, with brief history lessons and Gates' own personal views. The site includes teaching resources, background information, and brief supplementary texts, video files, and small photos. Featured in the series: the Nile River valley in Egypt and The Sudan, Ethiopia, the Swahili coast, Bénin (Dahomey), Ghana (Asante), Mali, Zimbabwe, and South Africa.
- Sankofa.Com (Washington, DC)
A promotional site for the films of Haile Gerima and his film company, Mypheduh Films. Gerima is an Ethiopian-born filmmaker who came to the US in 1967 and has directed and/or produced such films as "Sankofa", "Ashes and Embers", "Bush Mama", and "Harvest 3,000 Years".
- The Say Brother Collection -- WGBH Boston (Boston, Massachusetts)
The website of the archive of a local public television program (1968-1982), featuring a searchable program directory and an extensive digital gallery of sample film excerpts. "Say Brother is WGBH's longest running public affairs television program by, for and about African Americans, and is now known as Basic Black
. Since its inception in 1968, Say Brother has featured the voices of both locally and nationally known African American artists, athletes, performers, politicians, professionals, and writers..."
- Ousmane Sembène, 1923-2007
- Southern Africa Communications for Development (SACOD) (Braamfontein, South Africa)
- South African National Film and Video Foundation: Gateway to the South African Film and Television Industry (Johannesburg, South Africa)
- SPLA -- Portail de la Diversité Culturelle SudPlanète (Paris, France)
Ce site offre les actualités et les liens sur les divers événements culturels au tour du monde francophone.
- Surprising Europe: Share Your Migration Experience (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- "This website is part of the international cross-media project Surprising Europe, initiated by Ssuuna Golooba, who left Uganda in the hope of a better life. Surprising Europe consists of a documentary and a nine part television series. Surprising Europe.com is a community of people who are interested in African-European migration issues." The site includes information about immigration information in west European countries.
- Suprising Europe TV Series: 9 episodes online
- Tamaji Magazine (USA & France)
"Tamaji is a collaborative, bilingual (English and French) webzine that strives to facilitate communication between black cultures throughout the globe and to enlighten the rest about the African diaspora's heritage by means of literary works, articles, videos, art, photography and discussions."
- The Films of Jean-Marie Teno (Harriman, New York)
A commercial site offering a biography and filmography on the Cameroonian film director/producer; plus, order information in the United States.
- Third World Newsreel: Catalog of Films on Africa and African Americans (New York)
Note: This is a commercial site. TWN offers only a small number of films on Africa; much more on African-Americans and other communities. "For 30 years, Third World Newsreel has been the foremost distributor of films and videos by People of Color in America and by Third World and Indigenous people throughout the world. Third World Newsreel distributes almost 300 films and videos from the African, Asian, Latino, Palestinian, and Native American diasporas."
- This is Africa : the voice of a new generation (Ghetto Radio Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Nairobi, Kenya)
The site offers current news and opinions about the contemporary music and arts scene in Africa and in the African diaspora; plus three online radio channels.
--See especially: TIA TV
- TV5 Monde sur l'Afrique (Paris, France)
- Vues d'Afrique -- Journées du Cinéma Africain et Créole (Montréal, Canada)
Ce site offre les informations sur les diverses expositions et vissionements à Montréal et à Québec, Canada.
- Witness: Using Video and Technology to Fight for Human Rights (Lawyers Committee for Human Rights, New York)
General information about the "Witness" program, a video archive catalog, and multi-media, online feature stories which include some on Burkina Faso, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia, Nigeria, and South Africa.
- 18th Annual Zanzibar International Film Festival -- Festival of the Dhow Countries: "Waves & Visions of Hope" 18-26 July 2015 (Zanzibar, Tanzania)
General information on a wide variety of events and links to related websites. Plus, information from the 2014 festival and earlier. "ZIFF is a non-profit organisation based in Zanzibar [founded in 1997] which aims to promote film, music and arts from the Dhow Countries (African Continent, Gulf States, Iran, India, Pakistan and the islands of the Indian Ocean). The organisation is working throughout the year and seeks to include people from all sectors of society, with special programmes for women, children and people in rural areas."
- Zimmedia Film and Video (Harare, Zimbabwe)
- "...a multicultural film and video production company from Zimbabwe. Winner of many international awards for both documentary and fiction, our mission is to tell stories that throw a light on what it means to be African." Including:
- Flame - Zimbabwe 1996
The site offers information about the award winning film, "Flame" -- available on video, its director (Ingrid Sinclair) and the production company, and related links. Flame--"shot in Zimbabwe with an entirely Zimbabwean cast, the film is based on the accounts of women who joined the liberation war."