Tickets now on sale for the ninth annual Africa in Motion Film Festival


The ninth annual Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, takes place from 24 October to 9 November 2014. This year, the festival theme is “Looking back, reaching forward”. Tickets to all festival events are now on sale.

The Africa in Motion Film Festival is Scotland’s celebration of African cinema which showcases fiction features, short films, documentaries and animations. Screenings and events will take place in a range of venues across Glasgow and Edinburgh, including the Glasgow Film Theatre, the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Summerhall and Filmhouse.

The festival opens in Edinburgh with the UK premiere of Soleils (Suns) by director Dani Kouyate from Burkina Faso.

A large component of the festival this year will be a focus on South Africa’s 20 years of democracy, featuring a UK tour of live South African performance, with accompanying “township cafes” which will act as festival hubs in the Centre for Contemporary Arts (Glasgow) and Summerhall (Edinburgh). Each cafe will host a mix of late-night music, pop-up performances, debates, South African food and free workshops.

Other noteworthy components of this year’s festival include a focus on Rwandan cinema – marking 20 years since the Rwandan genocide. This component will feature a masterclass from Rwandan filmmaker Eric Kabera, a retrospective of overlooked African classics, and the rare chance to catch African science fiction movies.

Throughout the festival the AiM Nomad Cinema will visit venues around Scotland, treating audiences to African cinema. It will journey across communities, holding free screenings everywhere from pubs to churches.

Festival founder and adviser, Lizelle Bisschoff, says, “This year we are very excited to bring to Scotland a diverse array of inspiring, innovative and beautiful stories from across the African continent. With multi-genre film screenings, special events, masterclasses, guest filmmakers from across the continent and the Afrovibes live performances, this year’s festival has something for everyone!”

For more information or to book tickets visit the festival website.


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