Festival FAQ


What films are available in person?

Our festival screenings are now being presented in a hybrid format. With an exception of selected films, a majority of screenings can be viewed either in-person or online during the listed times. All films will be first-come first serve basis and we encourage you to check our website for any updates regarding the in-person events and to familiarize yourself with the safety protocols. Learn more about PCC COVID-19 health and safety procedures.

View film listing here in our calendar.

In-Person Locations:


4122 NE Sandy Blvd

Map and directions »
Hollywood Theatre website »


Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building, Room 104
705 N Killingsworth St

( On the corner of N Killingsworth and Albina, Please enter on Albina)

Map and directions »
PCC Cascade Campus website »

Parking at PCC Cascade?

Festival attendees must pay for parking in PCC Parking lots on Thursdays and Fridays. Saturdays and Sundays are free parking in the lots.

Monday – Friday, 7 am – 10 pm, all motor vehicles parked at any PCC location must display a valid parking permit. After 6pm any vehicle displaying a valid PCC parking permit may park in areas normally reserved for “Staff” parking. The only free parking on campus is in designated motorcycle areas.

You may purchase a parking permit from the permit dispensers located in the parking areas at PCC.

New Cascade underground garage is located directly west of Moriarty Hall. Enter on Mississippi Ave. Approximately 150 parking spaces in the underground garage may be used by vehicles displaying a current PCC parking permit. Another 60 spaces in the garage may only be used by vehicles displaying an hourly or daily parking permit. Hourly or daily parking permits for use in the garage may be purchased from dispensers located in the garage.

For more information, consult the PCC Cascade Parking Guide

How do I watch the films online?

Virtual festival film screenings uses Eventive. Check out this great handy visual guide about how to watch them. You can also watch a short video tutorial.

Do I need an Eventive account to screen films online during the festival? How do I create one?

Yes, you do! After you click the “watch movie” link from a film page on our website, you will be sent to the film’s streaming page. There you will click “log in to your account” (on the film image) to create an account. Just put in your email and it will prompt you to create a password. Now you have an account!

I don’t live in Oregon, can I still watch the films?

Some films have geographic restrictions, which are listed on the streaming pages. You can also use this quick guide to see what films are available to stream in your area.

When can I start watching a film?

You can start watching a film on the day and time it premieres as listed on our calendar.

How long are the films available?

Each film will be available for streaming starting on the time and day listed on our calendar, and will remain available until the following Wednesday or until the maximum number of views has been reached.* So, that means if a film “premieres” on Saturday at 7pm, you can watch it anytime after that until the next Wednesday at any time that is convenient for you!

Once you “unlock” a film you will have 5 days to start watching it, and once you start to watch you will have 24 hours to finish it. Just like a video rental!

*Some films have limits on the number of views or shorter viewing windows. You can check the number of views left on each film’s streaming page. So just like in the theatre make sure to get your “seat” (unlock) early!

How much does it cost?

The films are free! However, just like at the regular festival we encourage you to “drop a few dollars” in the virtual bucket when you unlock the film if you are able to support the festival, or make a larger donation.

How do I participate in the director Q&As and chats, and what is the difference?

Whenever possible, the director Q&As will be live Thursdays through Saturdays throughout the festival. Registration links will be posted weekly on our website and sent out by email. Since our filmmakers live in many different time zones, some Q&As will be pre-recorded (not available for live questions).

Community conversations on Mondays at 7pm will be casual Zoom conversations for you to connect with others and discuss the films from the previous week. The conversations will be moderated by a CFAF committee member. You only need to register once for the conversations and you can attend them all!

How do I learn more about the countries presented in these films?

Learning about the countries presented in each film is an important part of the festival’s mission to educate and enlighten people about Africa through films by African directors. Whenever possible, we add and update our CFAF Country Notes information to help you learn more. Check them out here!


Still have questions?

Read more FAQs about our virtual platform on the Eventive website, including compatible computer systems, how to watch on your TV, and more! Contact us here about other questions regarding our in-person film screening info@africanfilmfestival.org