February 3 – March 4, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College

A hybrid virtual/in-person festival
Free and open to the public

The 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 and enrich their lens of African cultures.

How to watch the films

Africa through African lenses


Festival highlights

From the blog

34th Festival Film Submissions
June 2, 2023
Thank you for your interest in screening your film at the Cascade Festival of African Films! Our submission period for the 2024 festival is now open. Submit here on FilmFreeway. Please email any questions to info@africanfilmfestival.org.
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