African Movie Festival In Manitoba

September 26 – 27

Gas Station Arts Center

About the Festival

The African Movie Festival in Manitoba (AM-FM) is an annual spring event held in Winnipeg, Manitoba that showcases the best of African Cinema and that creates a platform for Afro-Canadian dialogue. AM-FM consist of movie screenings, interview sessions with directors/producers/actors, cocktail receptions, and cultural activities including dances, food and entertainment. Full feature movies, shorts and documentaries are screened in French and English from Nigeria, South Africa, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Senegal, Mali and other African countries.

AM-FM is organized by Manitoba African Film Festival Inc., a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg, Canada. The organization and festival is advised by a committee consisting of Dr. Sheila Petty (University of Regina), Dr. Brenda Austin-Smith (University of Manitoba), Dr. Onookome Okome (University of Alberta), and Dr. Mbaye Cham (Howard University), Dr. Sarah Buchanan (University of Minnesota, Morris).

Manitoba African Film Festival Inc. was founded in 2017 by Dr. Ben Akoh.

Now Showing

Mama Lova

Mama Lova

Director: Jeff Taver (France)
17 mins | French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 12:45pm

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Le Bleu Blanc Rouge de mes Cheveux | The Blue White Red of my Hair

Director: Josza Anjembe (France)
21 mins | French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 12:45pm

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Prisoner and Jailer

Director: Muhannad Lamin (Libya)
15 mins|Arabic with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 12:45 pm

Doubout

Directors: Sarah Malleon and Pierre Le Gall
19 mins | French/Creole with English Subtitles | PG
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 2pm

Popular Vote

Director: Tope Babalola (Canada)
1hr 47mins | English | PG
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 2pm

Ma Copeouse Bien-Aimee/My Beloved Co-wife

Director: Angele Diabang (Senegal)
15 mins | French/Wolof with English Subtitle
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 5:30pm

Bablinga

Director: Fabian Dao (France/Burkina Faso) 14 mins | French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 5:30pm

The Lost Café

Director: Kenneth Gyang (Nigeria)
1hr 19 min | English
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 5:30pm

Blaké

Director: Vincent Fontano (France)
23 mins | French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 7:45pm

Everything But a Man

Director: Nnegest Likke (USA)
1hr 50min | English
Showing Sept 26, 2020 | 7:45pm

Zombies

Director: Baloji (DRC)
14min | Lingala/French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 1pm

Tithes and Offering

Director: Tony Koros (Kenya)
17 mins | Swahili/English with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 1pm

Journee Noir / Dark Day

Director: Yoro Mbaye (Senegal)
14min | French/Wolof with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 2pm

Le Loup D’Or de Balolé/ Balolé, the Golden Wolf

Director: Chloe Aicha Boro (Burkina Faso)
1hr 15min | French/Moré with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 2pm

Sowing Hope

Director: Kenneth Gyang (Nigeria)
21min | Hausa with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 5pm

Duga, The Scavengers

Directors: Abdoulaye DAO and Eric Lengani (Burkina Faso)
1hr 32min | French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 5pm

Un air de Kora

Director: Angele Diabang (Senegal)
12min | French/Wolof with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 7:20pm

Innocent(e)

Director: Frank Lea Malle (Cameroun)
1hr 37min | French with English Subtitles
Showing Sept 27, 2020 | 7:20pm

Racism in Cinema: Representation of Blackness in Films

Symposium. This event will be live streamed. Return here for streaming details.
Sept 26, 2020 | 10am

Coming Soon

Everything But a Man

Comedic, dramatic and sexual tensions collide when a man and a woman from two different worlds meet, fall in love, and then discover they have totally opposite beliefs and ideas about life, love and what it takes to be happy.

Testimonials

I intend to volunteer and help bring awareness to future events

Future volunteer

I’d advise my students to experience future   festivals. They can learn from these films and the conference. 

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I am looking forward to this event next year

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Meet our Team

BEN AKOH

Founder/President

Founder/President/Artistic Director and Advisory Committee Chair, Manitoba African Film Festival Inc. 

BRENDA AUSTIN-SMITH

Adviser

Brenda Austin-Smith, Associate professor, Department of English, Film and Theatre, University of Manitoba.

SHEILA PETTY

Adviser

Sheila Petty, Ph.D., Professor, media studies, University of Regina.

MBYE CHAM

Adviser

Mbye Cham, Ph.D., Professor, Department of African Studies and Director of the Center for African Studies, Howard University in Washington, D. C.

ONOOKOME OKOME

Adviser

Onookome Okome, Ph.D., Professor, Arts, English and Film Studies, University of Alberta.

SARAH B. BUCHANAN

Advisor

Sarah B. Buchanan, Ph.D., Associate professor, University of Minnesota, Morris, USA.

NANDOZIE EKEOCHA

Volunteer

Nandozie Ekeocha, M.Sc., Avid film enthusiast and movie critique, writer and director of various screenplays and short films. Volunteer on Social media, marketing and promotion.

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News

Message from the Minister, Sport, Culture and Heritage

Press Release - AM-FM 2020

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