The Film programme which is the most important is driven by our Artistic Director and a team of programmers. AFRIFF’s film programme strives to showcase an average of 120 films over a 5-6 day period. Our programme is geared towards showcasing the best of African cinema and cinematic impulses from around Africa and the diaspora.
Our Film competition rewards Africa films by African or foreign directors as well as African Diasporan films that speak to African issues and stories. Foreign films are also showcased in a panorama section.
Awards are presented at the end of the festival in such categories as Best Feature, Best Documentary, Best Short Film, Best Student Short, Best Animation, Audience Choice, Best Nigerian Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, and Special Jury Prize.