Our mission is to bring Africa and Spain closer
Through outreach, educational, economic, and cultural activities, we foster mutual understanding and strengthen Hispanic African relations.
This Third Casa África Film Festivalaims to promote and strengthen the public’s knowledge of contemporary African works, not only in terms of aesthetics and content, but also in its analytical dimension, in order to make audiences aware of the cultural diversity of the African continent. We aim to break any simplification or stereotype about Africa which might still be in place in our collective imagination, in order to understand the role of the seventh art and of African audio-visual productions both in Africa today and in the globalized world in which we live.
This year the Festival, which will continue to be free and open to all, will be held at two venues in the capital of Gran Canaria:
The main objective of this project is to further strengthen film as an educational tool which can raise awareness about relevant social issues in Africa and in Spain. Therefore, new to this year’s Film Festival there’s an educational section which will take place each morning and offer educational sessions for schools through screenings of appropriate films and lively discussions focused on the values of cultural diversity, cooperation and solidarity.
If you like Africa and you like film, don’t miss this opportunity to discover and analyze the latest films made in Africa. A selection of bold and innovative titles that tell their own political, social, human, romantic, ironic or funny stories. They make up a kaleidoscope of films from all corners of the continent, told by African directors from countries including South Africa, Kenya, Morocco, Burkina Faso, Equatorial Guinea, Senegal, Lesotho and Mauritius.
The programme of screenings and meetings, which includes short films, feature films and documentaries, is given below:
The Film Forums on Saturday, Sunday and Monday will be energised by Mane Cisneros, director of the Festival of African Cinema of Tarifa and Tangier (FCAT)
For more information (technical details, synopsis, trailers of the films, map of how to get to the venues, etc.) visit the section of the website devoted to this Third Casa África Film Festival
To organise this Film Festival, Casa África has worked in collaboration with: