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Richmond – Afrikana Film Festival – POSTPONED

3rd Annual Afrikana Independent Film Festival

Thursday, Sept 13 – Sunday, Sept 16

Featuring: Boots Riley, writer/director of SORRY TO BOTHER YOU at The ICA,

Richmond’s own, Praheme and BK Fulton with RVA premieres,

Opening night reception featuring Calvin Presents at The Valentine

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.afrikanafilmfestival.org/buy-tickets


Afrikana Independent Film Festival’s 3rd annual multi-day festival is slated for Thursday, September 13 – Sunday, September 16 2018! The festival features a dynamic blend of film-centric events throughout the RVA arts district, and beyond.

The four-day event begins Thursday, September 13th with an opening night reception and screening at The Valentine. The evening starts with a live performance by Calvin Presents followed by the Virginia premiere of short film INTERFERENCE {synopsis: an altercation between a police officer and an African-American man on a deserted country road that has left one person dead. An interracial couple passing by must decide what to believe and what they are willing to do about it). Cast and crew members will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.

Friday, September 14th Afrikana will present an encore screening of the hit indie film, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, with director and recipient of the 2018 Sundance Institute’s Vanguard Award, Boots Riley in attendance! The screening and convo will be hosted at The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU followed by an AfroVant-garde themed afterparty hosted by Afrikana and the crew from Style and Spirits at The Hof!

Saturday, September 15th Afrikana will takeover the RVA Arts district presenting a host of short and feature length film screenings, panel discussions, workshops, and free youth programming from 11am – 6pm. Venues include, 1708 Gallery, The Black History Museum, Candela Books, ADA, Elgeba Folklore Society, Art 180, Black Iris, and Quirk Hotel and Artisan Café will host the official Shop Afrikana Marketplace at MIX Gallery. Richmond filmmakers, Praheme and BK Fulton will present the RVA premiere of their films, STUCK and 1 ANGRY BLACK MAN, respectively. Official Afrikana Afterparty hosted at The Hof.

Sunday, September 15th the Afrikana tradition continues with a filmmaker and Afrikana member’s trolley ride and brunch, highlighting Black Richmond sponsored by Croaker’s Spot Restaurants.

Afrikana, founded in 2014 by Enjoli Moon, is a film festival dedicated to celebrating, elevating, and further validating Black stories, Black voices, and Black lives. This festival is made possible through the generous support of Culture Works, Virginia Film Office, Virginia Humanities, Optima Health, The Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU, Croaker’s Spot Restaurants, and the Richmond creative community.

AFRIKANA ALL-ACCESS VIP PASSES are on sale now – 2 for $70 or $45.00 each – which gives access to all Afrikana events including 40 films from across the diaspora, panels, parties, and workshops (excluding member/filmmaker only events). 1-day passes and individual tickets available.

For more info head to www.afrikanafilmfestival.org or email: connect@afrikanafilmfestival.org