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The Australian Festival of African Film

28 October 2016 - 30 October 2016

Bringing the best of African Film to Australia

The Australian Festival of African Film comes to Geelong, Victoria from 28th -30th October, bringing the best if African cinema from across the continent including Nigeria, Ethiopia, Kenya, Senegal, Ghana and Tanzania.

The festival is a celebration of African story-telling on screen and a cultural exchange for Australian and its African cultures. The festival is inspired by the largest global African Film Festival, AFRIFF. This year AFAF is held in conjunction with Diversitat’s 40 Year Celebrations and is also supported through City of Greater Geelong Festival Grants Program.

Among the list of films to be shown are award winning movies and documentaries including:

  • They Will Have to Kill us First – lslamic extremists have banned music in Mali, but its world-class musicians won’t give up without a fight. This film follows the story of Mali’s musical heroes as they fight for their right to sing.
  • Price of Love – is a story of a young Addis Ababa taxi driver gets caught up in the dark side of love with a prostitute, causing his taxi to be stolen.
  • Unfair Game – tells an inspiring stories of two environmental activists in Africa in their quest to safeguard wildlife.
  • Sea Change – is a half-hour documentary that follows the efforts of a 34 year old woman who struggles to secure water security for her native tribes in East Africa.

Festival website: AFAFfilmfest.com

Location: Pivotonian Cinema – opening hours: 10am – 11pm, Cnr. Moorabool & Verner St. South Geelong, Vic 3220 View Map

Ticket Prices and Packages:

Opening Night: Friday 28th 6:30pm – 11pm

Tickets: Adult $31.50 concession $27.30

Tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/afaf-opening-night-they-willhave-to-kill-us-first-malian-music-in-exile-tickets-28547391015


  • Complementary champagne on arrival
  • Opening introduction to Australian Festival of African Film
  • Performance by Fablice Manirakiza
  • “Grey Bull” Short film
  • Award winning Feature Documentary “They Will Have To Kill Us First”
  • Q & A with the director Johanna Schwartz
  • DJ set

Intro to African Film Schools Program – for full details on program see HERE

When: Fri 28th October, Two Sessions: 10am – 12pm and 12:30pm – 2:30pm. Tickets for students/ public: $15.75 per student



28 October 2016
30 October 2016


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Pivotonian Cinema
Cnr. Moorabool & Verner St.
South Geelong, 322 Australia
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