Opening Night Ceremony
Join us for a virtual kick-off to the festival with live performances and more on Friday, February 5 at 6pm!
Closing Night Celebration!
Join us in a special online closing night celebration! We will announce this years Audience Award Winner based on YOUR votes followed by a zoom dance party with DJ Solo! You are encouraged to wear your CFAF swag from any year!
After-film Q&A sessions
Join us for live, online Q&A sessions with film directors and other experts. The Q&A’s will be after evening films on Thursdays through Saturdays at 9pm throughout the festival.
All after-film discussions will be recorded and uploaded to our youtube channel for later viewing if you miss one.
This week’s links!
- EARLIER TIME! March 4th, 7:30 PM PST Live Q&A with the director of “Finding Sally”, Tamara Dewit
- We apologize but there will NOT be a Q&A Friday night for Desarances. We hope you will join us for our final community chat on Monday where we will have a chance to discuss it. You can check out this great Q&A with the lead actor recorded last year in LA at the Pan African Film Festival.
- Releasing March 6th at 9pmPST: Pre-recorded interview with director of “Farewell Amor”
Let’s Discuss! Community Conversations
Join us for casual conversations about the week’s films through Zoom rooms and also accessible by phone. Mondays at 7pm throughout the festival.
Enjoy Minga and the Broken Spoon, a family-friendly animated film on Saturday, February 20 at 3pm. Preceeded by the short film Welcome to my Neighborhood! Malian artist/author Baba Wague Diakite takes us on a tour of his neighborhood and his free non-profit Ko-Falen Tutoring Center in Bamako, Mali.
Agents of Change Documentary Series
We created this series to uplift changemakers big and small in communities around the world, present and past. Throughout these five films we come to know those that came before and took brave risks to create positive change in their communities and the world which we hope inspires us all.
- Hero – Inspired by the Extraordinary Life & Times of Mr. Ulric Cross
- Finding Sally
- Whispering Truth to Power
- Downstream To Kinshasa
African Virtual Marketplace and Restaurant Guide
Support our local vendors by visiting and shopping at our virtual marketplace and restaurant guide! The marketplace will be available on the website throughout the festival.
Dinner and a Movie
Check out our African and Black-owned restaurant guide, available throughout the festival, to find great take-out options to enjoy at home during your film! Stay tuned for details and the link.