1st Sage Creek African Outdoor Film Screening

June 30, 2023

Ron Duhamel Park, Sage Creek

About the 1-Day Film Screening

Welcome to the annual 1-Day Film Screening, an exciting outdoor community event held on the eve of Canada Day in the vibrant neighborhood of Sage Creek. Organized by the African Movie Festival in Manitoba (AM-FM), this event aims to commemorate the diversity and cultural richness within our community during the celebration of Canada Day.

Immerse yourself in the captivating world of African cinema as we showcase a curated selection of films from across the continent. From thought-provoking dramas to exhilarating comedies, these films provide a glimpse into the vibrant storytelling and unique perspectives of African filmmakers.

But the 1-Day Film Screening is more than just a cinematic experience. It’s a lively celebration of African culture, complete with bouncy castles for the little ones, mesmerizing music that will make you groove, tantalizing food to indulge your taste buds, and dynamic dance performances that will leave you awestruck.

AM-FM, hosted by Manitoba African Film Festival Inc., is a non-profit organization based in Winnipeg, Canada. Our mission is to promote African cinema and foster cultural exchange by showcasing films that captivate, educate, and entertain audiences of all backgrounds. Through our events, we strive to create a platform where diverse voices and stories can be celebrated and appreciated.

Join us for a day filled with cinematic delights, cultural exploration, and a shared sense of community. Mark your calendars, gather your loved ones, and come experience the magic of the 1-Day Film Screening in Sage Creek. Let us celebrate the richness and beauty of African cinema together on this special occasion.

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

Now Showing on June 30

Mofila

Director: Boris KPADENOU  30min | French with English Subtitles
Showing June 30, 2023 | 9:30pm

Above Water

Director: Aïssa Maïga (France) 90min | French with English Subtitle
Showing June 30, 2023 | 9:30pm

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.
Academic, University of Minnesota

I am looking forward to this event next year
Winnipeger

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

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.

CHIGBO ARTHUR ANYADUBA

Adviser

Dr. Chigbo Arthur Anyaduba is an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, The University of Winnipeg. His teaching and research interests focus broadly on African literatures, postcolonial literatures, and the cultural representations of genocides and mass atrocities.

ÉTIENNE-MARIE LASSI

Adviser

Étienne-Marie Lassi is an  Associate Professor of French and Francophone Literature at the University of Manitoba. His research and teaching interests include French language, as well as Francophone African Literature and Cinema

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.

BABATUNDE O. ONIKOYI

Volunteer

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.

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