ALGIERS- African Film Festival will screen 30 fiction films and documentaries from 16 African countries via the SESC Digital platform from October 1 through 10. The 13 Arab movies come from Algeria, Sudan, Egypt, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia.
São Paulo – Brazil’s African Film Festival (MCA) will take place online from October 1 through 10. The SESC Digital platform will screen 30 fiction films and documentaries from 16 countries in Africa, most of them premiering in Brazil. The festival features 13 Arab films, including a fictional feature film from Sudan, three full-length documentaries from Algeria, and seven short films from Arab female directors from Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, and Algeria. The Competitive Festival of African women directors includes a short film from Mauritania and one from Tunisia. The free event is held by SESC São Paulo.
A free course on African film genres given by Jusciele Oliveira is part of the event. The other movies to be screened include productions from Nigeria, Uganda, South Africa, Benin, Cameroon, Madagascar, Mali, Central African Republic, Ruanda, and Senegal.
All the festival’s films will be available solely on Brazilian territory and will be screened 24/7 online during the entire week of the festival, except for Gagarine (2020). The digital catalogue of the festival will include previously unreleased material featuring translations into Portuguese of papers on African cinemas, exclusive synopses, and reviews of the feature films by Nigerian critic Dika Ofoma.
The program of Brazil’s African Film Festival is supported by Cinemateca da Embaixada da França no Brasil and Institut Français, an agency affiliated with France’s Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, which brings the feature films You Will Die at Twenty, 143 Sahara Street and Gagarine and the short-film session of the Arab Women’s Film Festival.
The online event is free. To watch, go to the SESC platform. Check out the full program at the festival’s website.
From : Anba