16th Annual Film Festival

The festival is free and open to the public. For a full festival schedule, please visit africanfilm.wustl.edu. Follow us on Facebook (Washington University African Film Festival) for trailers/reviews.
The 16th annual African Film Festival returns to Washington University is back with internationally acclaimed, groundbreaking films from March 25-27, 2022!  Screenings will be held at 7pm nightly and we will have a special matinee screening on Saturday, March 26 at 3pm all in Brown Hall, Room 100 on Washington University’s campus.  This year’s showcase features 8 films including Un Fils (Tunisia)with a strong award-winning ensemble.  Another highlight of the festival is Lingui (Chad), and we open with Al-Minish (Ethiopia).   

 Our Eye on Youth Program will offer two great programs this year. First, we will host a virtual workshop with David Heredia on animation (from concept to product) at 11am virtually through our Eventive platform.  And at 3:00pm, we are pleased to screen (in-person) Lady Buckit, Nigeria’s first 3D animated film at 3:00pm.   

We realize that COVID-19 is impacting our community and we will have some limited films available virtually (no overlap with our in-person screenings) through our Eventive site throughout the weekend.  We will follow the university’s COVID-19 policies and have linked them to our site. 

The event is sponsored by the African & African American Studies Program, Program in Film & Media Studies, and African Students Association, with funding from the Washington University Women's Society and the Missouri Arts Council.  Saturday’s screenings are co-presented with International Awareness & Development, Saint Louis Metropolitan Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 

For a great review of the festival, see Diane Carson’s preview.  Thank you for your continued support and see you at the festival!  


visit africanfilm.wustl.edu for more details