Welcome to the 32nd Festival!
January 6, 2022
We can’t wait to celebrate our 32nd year of showing “Africa through African lenses” with a curated collection of 30 films by African Directors from over 18 nations, live interviews with filmmakers, community conversations, and more! This year we will come back together in person while maintaining our connections over distance virtually. We will have […]
Who We Carry film premiere party by Rejoice Diaspora Dance Theatre
October 7, 2021
The Cascade Festival of African Films & Portland Institute of Contemporary Art present Who We Carry, a film release and dance party with DJ Floyd Vader. Featuring the newest release by Rejoice! Diaspora Dance Theater preceded by a short film selection by the Cascade Festival of African Films. Details Date: October 10, 2021 Time: Door […]
Canceled: Closing night film drive-in movie option
March 1, 2021
We regret that our drive-in movie option for our closing night film, Farewell Amor, has been canceled. We hoped for a greater movement downward of COVID-19 and a greater movement upward of climate temperature which could create an atmosphere to offer an out-of-home experience. However, we recognize that our responsibility is to follow safe practices […]
Join us for our virtual opening night ceremony!
January 31, 2021
Join us online on February 5 at 6pm 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! Watch online at 6pm on Friday February 5!