2021 Festival

The 2021 Cascade Festival of African Films will be held virtually from February 5 to March 10, 2021. The festival will remain free and open to the public, but films will be shown online. Check back here soon for more details and the list of films!


Friends of CFAF

Become a Friend of CFAF today, by making an annual contribution to help bring thought provoking new African Films and African film directors to Portland audiences free of charge. Entering our 28th year we are the longest running African Film Festival in the U.S.,  and we depend on your support to keep this important free community event happening year after year. 

While donations in all amounts large and small are welcome, to become a Friend of CFAF we ask for a minimum donation of $35 annually or $25 for students, artists and seniors.

Donate here today. You will be redirected to the Portland Community College Foundation’s secure donation site.

If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to the PCC Foundation, earmarked “CFAF” or “Friends of CFAF,” and mail it to the PCC Foundation, P.O. Box 19000, Portland, OR 97280-0990.

As a Friend of CFAF you become an important member of the community committed to sustaining the Cascade Festival of African Films. Friends of CFAF will receive invitations to film preview parties, receptions for visiting film directors and other events during the festival season.

Your contributions to the Cascade Festival of African Films are tax-deductible. Thank you very much for your support of the Cascade Festival of African Films!

CFAF Endowment Fund

The CFAF Endowment Fund was created by Mary and Bob Holmström in 2010 to build a permanent foundation of support for the Cascade Festival of African Films.

We are thrilled to report that we have successfully raised $33,945.00 in honor of the 30th Cascade Festival of African Films in 2020. Thank you all so much. Every penny donated to the CFAF Endowment Fund is used to generate permanent funding for the festival to ensure that it will forever enrich the community and educate people about Africa through films by African film directors.

We encourage and welcome donations to the CFAF Endowment Fund throughout the year. Here’s how you can donate:

  • Online at www.africanfilmfestival.org (be sure to select the Designation “Endowment Fund – Long-term Festival Support”) 
  • By check made payable to the PCC Foundation (with “CFAF Endowment Fund” on the memo) and mailed to the PCC Foundation, PO Box 19000, Portland, OR 97280-0990. 
  • Make an estate gift by phoning Ann Prater, Executive Director of the PCC Foundation, at 971-722-4387. 

Donations in any amount are welcome and are tax deductible. 

Thank you for helping to provide permanent support for the longest-running African film festival in the U.S.! 



Mary and Bob Holmström
Matthew and Ella Essieh
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund

Linda H. Elegant
Bruce A. Nelson

Queen of Sheba / Alem Gebrehiwot
Gloria Halper and Jay Moskowitz
Catherine H. Dembrow
Maureen Judge-Morris
Jackie L. Sandquist
Nancy M. Yuill
Tedla Gessesse
Mark Holman and Cinzia Corio-Holman
Steve Nakana and Rosalee Francis
Joseph Smith-Buani
John Nimmo and Shelly Stratton
Deborah and George Olsen
Rebecca Bratter and Ghermay Woldeab
Mary B. Yosses and Frederick H. Williams
WAREE (Women Artisans Resource Enterprise) / Haoua Cheick Seip
Cecilia N. Lebbi
Beth L. Woodward
Robert Freeman
Susan E. Barnett
Wiley G. Barnett
Robert and Ellen Currey-Wilson
Veronica Dujon
Pedro J. Ferbel-Azcarate
Candice Goucher
Patricia W. Johnson
Richard L. Jones and Rolia Manyongai Jones
Grace Kuto
Andrea Lounibos
Taneisha D. Manning-Granville
Massene Mboup
Aaron M. McKee
Megan E. Phillips
Antoine T. Stoudamire
Baba Wagué Diakité
Karen M. Ward
Susan Garber
Steve and Deborah Butzen
Matthew Chase
Audrey E. Coates
Claire Heacock
Shawn M. Jones
Kay Veda Pollack
Patricia Rumer
Barbara C. Travis
Janet Stein
Patricia Ball
Harriet L. Steinberg
Paul B. Leitman