February 5 – March 10, 2021

In celebration of Black History MonthThe Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. Although the films cannot represent an entire continent, we hope to encourage American viewers to become interested in and study African cultures.

Click here to watch our opening night celebration at 6pm, February 5th!

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This year, the festival will be held virtually. Read our FAQs about watching films in the virtual format.

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Join us for our virtual opening night ceremony!
January 31, 2021
Join us as February 5th at 6pm online, as we kick off the festival! Featuring a special welcome message from the CFAF committee, a short film by Ty Defoe and Kate Freer, an exclusive musical performance by acclaimed Sudanese musician Waleed Abdulhamid and more! Click here to watch at 6pm on Friday February 5th!

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