About the Festival
The African Movie Festival in Manitoba (AM-FM) is an annual fall 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.
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Meet our Team
SARAH B. BUCHANAN
CHIGBO ARTHUR ANYADUBA
BABATUNDE O. ONIKOYI
Babatunde O. Onikoyi is coeditor of The Cinema of Tunde Kelan: Aesthetics, Theatricalities and Visual Performance (Cambridge Scholars, 2021). He is also film reviews editor with African Studies Review; the flagship Journal of African Studies. He currently teaches African Screen Media and Postcolonial Studies in Adeleke University, Nigeria. He has articles published in numerous book volumes and Journals including, Black Camera, African Studies Review, African Studies Quarterly, Journal of African Cinemas, Africology : Journal of Pan African Studies and Journal of Media and Communication Research. He is currently working on book which reflects new directions in Nollywood.