When the 2nd Edition of the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) opened in Lagos, Nigeria, from November 30th –  December 4th, AFRIFF brought an engaging and exciting programme of over 80 films for across the Africa continent, Africa diaspora and beyond.

The programme had a theme which presented itself from the films that were submitted that indicated an aspect of African and Caribbean history and present cultural link, with several titles entered by Carribean filmmakers.

AFRIFF also featured big releases such a Man on ground by south African based Nigerian filmmaker Akin Omotosho, Ties that Bind by Los Angeles based Ghanaian filmmaker Leila Djansi, who chose AFRIFF for the African priemiere of her film.

2011 Jury

The AFRIFF vision is a vision I share with its creators and would love to lend my name and efforts to. I'm so looking forward to exploring the films and undiscovered talent that are out here at the Festival.

Lynn Whitfield - Eve's Bayou, Madea's Family Reunion

I am elated about being able to visit the motherland a second time. I am about to experience amazing feelings that I felt the first time.

Tichina Arnold - Martin, Everybody Hates Chris