Last year, for our 10th year anniversary, we were joined by over 500,000 film lovers from all over the world both physically and virtually to celebrate a decade of showcasing the best of African films and filmmakers; we explored great sessions around our theme: Africans for Africabuilding global bridges.

With the lineup of films and one of the best programmes its ever had, AFRIFF 2021 delivered an exciting and rewarding experience. The programme gave our audience the chance to spend time with top executives from Amazon Prime Video, Showmax, Access Bank, Afrexim Bank, U.S Diplomatic Mission in Nigeria, the Smithsonian Institute and Kwazulu Natal Film commission and other strategic partners


This year in its 11th season, with the theme ‘Indigenous for Global’, AFRIFF will explore our indigenous content and the key ingredients required to take it to a global audience.  With the unstoppable advent of the big streaming services, it’s imperative to deliberately energize the ‘Indigenous for Global Agenda’ to establish how local stories can reach and connect with global audiences. In 2015, ‘Tsotsi’ won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 78th Academy Awards. As the first and only African film to win an Oscar since, it begs the question; How was this achieved? How can we replicate that kind of success now with better infrastructure, better filmmaking tools and the world as out oyster via streaming/SVOD/AVOD/TVOD?. With lots of African Productions clearly compliant with Oscar requirements for 52% Local Language, how else can we catalyze the movement towards global success?.  

The 11th Edition of the AFRIFF, will hold from the 6th to 12th November 2022 at the landmark Centre, Lagos, Nigeria. 

In order to achieve this level of longevity, the festival has remained faithful to its founding principles of promoting greater voice and expression, delivering a world-class showcase of the best and the brightest talents, raising the profile of African films and filmmakers, boosting the film industry in Africa and celebrating cinema at an international level. 

Whether you’re joining physically or virtually, be assured of an eventful week of films, networking and learning come November 2022. Be sure to follow our social media handles @afriff on Instagram, Facebook and twitter! 

Call for entries for the 2022 film submission will start from the 21st of March 2022. Announcements will be broadcast globally on the said date.

Be a part of the wonderful festival experience this year as we make magic together.