February 2 – March 2, 2024

Welcome to the 34th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films!

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College
Free and open to the public

As we embrace the rich and diverse tapestry of African storytelling, we are thrilled to present over 20 exceptional films that encapsulate the vibrant spirit, cultural depth, and artistic brilliance of the African continent. We embark on a journey through narratives that transcend borders, offering a kaleidoscope of experiences, emotions, and perspectives. This year’s films stand as testaments to the human experience of navigating multifaceted identities that each of us carries.

Our festival is a tribute to the filmmakers whose dedication and creativity have brought extraordinary stories to life. It’s an ode to the audience whose appreciation and support fuel the continued growth and evolution of African cinema. Engage in thought-provoking after-film discussions, immerse yourself in the beauty of storytelling, and embrace the magic woven by these incredible films that not only entertain, but also enlighten and inspire.

Thank you for being part of this remarkable journey with us, the longest-running African film festival in the United States. Together, let us revel in the brilliance of African cinema and create unforgettable moments that will linger in our hearts and minds from one Black History Month to the next.

How to watch the films

Africa through African lenses


Festival Highlights

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