Filmography

Below are all the films shown at CFAF in the past, including festival posters and animations for each year. The posters were designed by graphic design students at Portland Community College. Felipe Mirez, a local digital artist and animator, develops a 3-D animation for the festival each year.

Films with an asterisks (*) are available in the PCC Library’s African Film Collection. If you are not a PCC student, inquire about a guest library card.

Key: Film Title, Director (Country)

2017

2017 poster

2017 Poster by Lauren Johnson
Poster by Lauren Johnson

2017 visiting artists
  • Mdou Moctar (Niger)
  • Christopher Kirkley (USA)
2017 films

2016

2016 poster and animation

2016 Poster by Aren Moffatt
Poster by Aren Moffatt

2016 visiting artists
  • Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
  • Yared Zeleke (Ethiopia)
  • Shirley Neil (USA)
2016 films

2015

2015 poster and animation

2015 Festival Poster by Chouchou Lam
Poster by Chouchou Lam

2015 visiting directors
  • Biyi Bandele (Nigeria)
  • Chika Anadu (Nigeria)
  • Peres Owino (Kenya)
  • Kenneth Gyang (Nigeria)
  • Penda Diakitè (USA, Mali)
  • Ron Bourke (USA)
  • Ekwa Msangi (Kenya, USA)
  • Dr. Onookome Okome (visiting professor for Nollywood symposium) (Nigeria, Canada)
2015 films

2014

2014 poster and animation

2014 Festival Poster by Miguel Moreno
Poster by Miguel Moreno

2014 visiting directors
  • Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)
  • Obi Emelonye (UK/Nigeria)
2014 films

2013

2013 poster and animation

2013 Festival Poster by Seth Nickeson
Poster by Seth Nickeson

2013 visiting directors
  • Eliaichi Kimaro (USA/Tanzania)
  • Penda Diakité (USA/Mali)
  • Philippe Niang (France/Haiti)
2013 films

2012

2012 poster and animation

2012 Festival Poster by Cindy Sullivan
Poster by Cindy Sullivan

2012 visiting directors
  • Fathia Absie (Somalia/USA)
  • Andrew Dosunmu (Nigeria/USA)
2012 films

2011

2011 poster and animation

2011 Festival Poster by Russell Callison
Poster by Russell Callison

2011 visiting directors
  • Demetrius Wren (USA)
  • Cambria Matlow (USA)
2011 films

2010

2010 poster and animation

2010 Festival Poster by Kirsten Sorenson
Poster by Kirsten Sorenson

2010 visiting directors
  • Joséphine Ndagnou (Cameroon)
  • George Amponsah (UK/Ghana)
  • John Kani (South Africa)
  • Haile Gerima (Ethiopa/USA)
2010 films

2009

2009 poster

2009 Festival Poster by Dat Le
Poster by Dat Le

2009 visiting directors
  • Charles Burnett (USA)
  • Alrick Brown (USA)
  • Kevin Arkadie (USA)
2009 films

2008

2008 poster

2008 Festival Poster by Sara Southey
Poster by Sara Southey

2008 visiting directors
  • Sandy Cioffi (USA)
  • Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon)
2008 films
  • 34 South*, Maganthrie Pillay (South Africa)
  • Alex’s Wedding, Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon)
  • Bamako*, Abderrahmane Sissako (Mali)
  • Black Girl/La Noire de…*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Borom Sarret*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Colonial Misunderstanding*, Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon)
  • Daratt/Dry Season*, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
  • Days of Glory/Indigènes, Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria)
  • Devil Came on Horseback, The, Sundberg,Stern (Sudan/USA)
  • Ezra*, Newton Aduaka (Nigeria)
  • Guelwaar*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • In the Shadow of Hollywood*, Brad Osborne (USA)
  • Kinshasa Palace, Zeka Laplaine (Congo DRC/France)
  • Legend of the Sky Kingdom, The*, Roger Hawkins (Zimbabwe)
  • Lion Mountains, The*, Louis Buckley (Sierra Leone/UK)
  • Masaï : The Rain Warriors*, Pascal Plisson (Kenya)
  • Moving to the Beat, Heymann, Fofanah (Sierra Leone/USA)
  • Narrow Path, The*, Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)
  • Red Glasses, The, Yinka Djin (Ghana)
  • Sweet Crude, Sandy Cioffi (Nigeria/USA)
  • This Is Nollywood*, Franco Sacchi (Nigeria)
  • Under the Moonlight*, Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)
  • Wooden Camera, The, Ntshavheni wa Luruli (South Africa)
  • Zanzibar Soccer Queens*, Florence Ayisi (Zanzibar)

2007

2007 poster

2007 Festival Poster by Tabatha Nethken
Poster by Tabatha Nethken

2007 visiting directors
  • Thomas Allen Harris (USA)
  • Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
2007 films
  • A Child’s Love Story*, Ben Diogaye Beye (Senegal)
  • Al’lèèssi…An African Actress*, Rahmatou Keita (Niger)
  • Bedwin Hacker*, Nadia El Fani (Tunisia)
  • Black Gold*, M. Francis, N. Francis (UK/Ethiopia)
  • Borders/Frontières*, Mostefa Djadjam (Algeria)
  • Crossroads of People*, Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
  • Delwende*, S. Pierre Yameogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Drum*, Zola Maseko (South Africa)
  • Golden Stool, The*, Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
  • Kirikou and the Wild Beasts, M. Ocelot, B. Galup (France)
  • Kuxa Kanema: The Birth of Cinema*, Margarida Cardoso (Mozambique)
  • Love Brewed in the African Pot*, Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
  • Nha Fala/My Voice*, Flora Gomes (Guinea Bissau)
  • Night of Truth, The*, Fanta Régina Nacro (Burkina Faso)
  • Ochre and Water*, C. Matthew, J Chesselet (Namibia)
  • Scent of Oak/Roble de Olor, Rigoberto López Pego (Cuba)
  • Sisters In Law*, K. Longinotto, F. Ayisi (Cameroon)
  • That’s My Face/É Minha Cara*, Thomas Allen Harris (USA/Brazil)
  • Tsotsi*, Gavin Hood (South Africa)
  • Twelve Disciples of Nelson Mandela*, Thomas Allen Harris (USA/South Africa)

2006

2006 poster

2006 Festival Poster by Cédric Rougier
Poster by Cédric Rougier

2006 visiting directors
  • Sara Rashad (USA/Egypt)
  • Eric Kabera (Rwanda)
  • Rafael Rebollar Corona (Mexico)
2006 films
  • Africa: Open for Business, Carol Pineau (Various African countries)
  • All About Darfur*, Taghreed Elsanhouri (Sudan/UK)
  • Ball, The*, Orlando Mesquita (Mozambique)
  • Coming to England, Keith Taylor (Trinidad/UK)
  • Darwin’s Nightmare, Hubert Sauper (Tanzania/Austria/France)
  • Forgotten Root, The*, Raphael Rebollar (Mexico)
  • From Florida to Coahuila*, Raphael Rebollar (Mexico)
  • Heritage*, Ladi Ladebo (Nigeria)
  • Hero / O Heroi, The*, Zézé Gamboa (Angola)
  • Hollow City*, Maria João Ganga (Mozambique)
  • Hot Chili*, Moabi Mogorosi (Botswana)
  • In Rwanda We Say…*, Anne Aghion (Rwanda)
  • Kare Kare Zvako*, Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
  • Keepers of Memory*, Eric Kabera (Rwanda)
  • Ko-Falen/The Gift Exchange, Baba Wagué Diakité (USA/Mali)
  • Kuxa Kanema/The Birth of Cinema*, Margarida Cardoso (Mozambique)
  • Living with Slim: Kids Talk about AIDS*, Sam Kauffmann (Uganda)
  • Maluala*, Sergio Giral (Cuba)
  • Other World, The*, Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
  • Sky in Her Eyes, The*, O. Smit, M. Ncayiyana (South Africa)
  • Sometimes in April*, Raoul Peck (Rwanda)
  • Sophia’s Homecoming*, Richard Pakleppa (Namibia)
  • State of Denial*, Elaine Epstein (South Africa)
  • Tahara*, Sara Rashad (USA/Egypt)
  • Tasuma, The Fighter*, Daniel Kollo Sanou (Burkina Faso)
  • Welcome to Mali, Penda Diakité (USA/Mali)
  • Yesterday, Darrell Roodt (South Africa)

2005

2005 poster

2005 Festival Poster by Braulio Garcia
Poster by Braulio Garcia

2005 visiting directors
  • Beti Ellerson (USA)
  • Norman Maake (South Africa)
  • Souleymane Cissé (Mali)
2005 films
  • Afro@Digital*, Bakupa-Kanyinda (Congo DRC/France)
  • Baara/The Porter*, Souleymane Cissé (Mali)
  • Cosmic Africa*, Craig & Damon Foster (South Africa)
  • Daughters of the Dust*, Julie Dash (USA)
  • Dôlè/Money*, Imunga Ivanga (Gabon)
  • Father, The *, Ermias Woldeamlak (Ethiopia)
  • Finye/The Wind*, Souleymane Cissé (Mali)
  • Forest, The*, B. Kobhio, Ouénangaré (CAR/Cameroon/Gabon)
  • Life & Times of Sara Baartman, The*, Zola Maseko (South Africa)
  • Madame Brouette, Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal)
  • Marriage of Mariamu, The*, R. Mulvihill, N. Ng’oge (Tanzania/USA)
  • Moolaadé, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • On Tiptoe: Gentle Steps to Freedom*, L. Demoz, E. Simonson (South Africa)
  • Rachida*, Yamina Bachir-Chouikh (Algeria)
  • Return of Sara Baartman, The*, Zola Maseko (South Africa)
  • Shanda*, John & Louise Riber (Zimbabwe)
  • Sisters of the Screen*, Beti Ellerson (West Africa/USA)
  • Soldiers of the Rock*, Norman Maake (South Africa)
  • Surrender*, Celine Gilbert (Tanzania)
  • Waati/Time, Souleymane Cissé (Mali)
  • Yeelen/Brightness*, Souleymane Cissé (Mali)

2004

2004 poster

2004 Festival Poster by Vanessa Benn
Poster by Vanessa Benn

2004 films
  • A Summer in La Goulette*, Férid Boughedir (Tunisia)
  • Abouna/Our Father*, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Chad)
  • Ali Zaoua: Prince of the Stree, Nabil Ayouch (Morocco)
  • Amandla! Revolution in Four-Part Harmony*, Lee Hirsch (South Africa)
  • Beat of Distant Hearts, The*, Danielle Smith (Western Sahara/Algeria)
  • Benjamin & His Brother*, Arthur Howes (Sudan/UK/USA)
  • Bitter Cane*, Jacques Arcelin (Haiti)
  • Haiti: Dreams of Democracy*, Jonathan Demme (Haiti/UK)
  • Imperfect Journey*, Haile Gerima (Ethiopia)
  • Inch’Allah Dimanche*, Yamina Benguigui (Algeria)
  • Little Senegal*, Rachid Bouchareb (Algeria/Senegal/USA)
  • Mama Africa, Part II*, Fanta Nacro et al. (B.F./Zimbabwe/Tunisia)
  • Man by the Shore, The*, Raoul Peck (Haiti)
  • Nightjohn*, Charles Burnett (USA)
  • Price of Forgiveness, The*, Mansour Sora Wade (Senegal)
  • Song of Umm Dalaila, The*, Danielle Smith (Western Sahara/Algeria)
  • Waiting for Happiness*, Abderrahmane Sissako (Mauritania)

2003

2003 poster

2003 Festival Poster by Laura Reese
Poster by Laura Reese

2003 visiting directors
  • Aminah Abdul-Jabbaar (USA)
  • Haile Gerima (Ethiopa/USA)
2003 films
  • Adwa: An African Victory*, Haile Gerima (Ethiopia)
  • Bilalian, Aminah AbdulJabbaar (USA/Senegal/Gambia)
  • Camp at Thiaroye*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Christopher Changes His Name, Cilia Sawadogo (Burkina Faso/Canada)
  • Closed Doors, The*, Atef Hetata (Egypt)
  • Cora Player, The, Cilia Sawadogo (Burkina Faso/Canada)
  • Daresalam*, Issa Serge Coelo (Chad)
  • It’s My Life*, Brian Tilley (South Africa)
  • Karmen Geï*, Joseph Gaï Ramaka (Senegal)
  • Kirikou & the Sorceress*, Michel Ocelot (France)
  • Mama Africa, Pt. I*, Pickering et al. (Namibia/Nigeria/S. Africa)
  • Middle Passage*, Guy Deslauriers (Martinique)
  • Naguib Mahfouz*, Francka Mouloudi (Egypt)
  • Nelio’s Story*, Solveig Nordlund (Mozambique/Sweden)
  • Sankofa*, Haile Gerima (Ghana/Jamaica/USA)
  • Satin Rouge, Raja Amari (Tunisia)
  • Scenarios from the Sahel*, West African directors (Mali/Senegal/B. Faso)
  • Sia, The Myth of the Python*, Dani Kouyaté (Burkina Faso)
  • Umm Kulthum, A Voice Like Egypt*, Michal Goldman (Egypt)

2002

2002 poster

2002 Festival Poster by Carol Zielinski
Poster by Carol Zielinski

2002 films
  • A Door to the Sky*, Farida Ben Lyzaid (Morocco)
  • Adanggaman, Roger Gnoan M’Bala (Ivory Coast)
  • Boesman and Lena*, John Berry (South Africa/USA)
  • Bopha!, Morgan Freeman (South Africa/USA)
  • Dakan/Destiny*, Mohamed Camara (Guinea)
  • Diamonds, Guns…Sierra Leone & Women’s Peace Movement*, Jan Haaken (Sierra Leone/USA)
  • Endurance, Leslie Woodhead (Ethiopia/USA)
  • Faat Kine*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Lumumba*, Raoul Peck (Congo DRC/Haiti)
  • Naked Spaces: Living Is Round*, Trinh T. Minh-ha (West Africa/USA)
  • Our Friends at the Bank*, Peter Chappell (Uganda/France)
  • Out in Africa*, Johnny Symons (South Africa/Zim/USA)
  • Season of Men, The, Moufida Tlatli (Tunisia)
  • Sirga: The Lion Child, Patrick Grandperret (Ivory Coast/Mali/France)
  • Steve Biko: Beacon of Hope*, Nkosinathi Biko (South Africa)
  • T.G.V., Moussa Touré (Senegal)
  • Thunderbolt*, Tunde Kelani (Nigeria)
  • Woubi Cheri*, P. Brooks, L. Bocahut (Ivory Coast/France)

2001 poster

2001

2001 Festival Poster by Tina Block
Poster by Tina Block

2001 visiting director
  • Safi Faye (Senegal)
2001 films
  • Battle of the Sacred Tree, The*, Wanjiru Kinyanjui (Kenya)
  • Bye Bye Africa*, Mahamat Saleh Haroun (Chad)
  • Chef/Chief*, Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon)
  • Dolly and The Inkspots*, Jurgen Schadeberg (South Africa)
  • Family Across the Sea*, Tim Carrier (Sierra Leone/USA)
  • Fintar O Destino*, Fernando Vendrell (Cape Verde)
  • Genesis*, Cheick Oumar Sissoko (Mali)
  • Halfaouine*, Ferid Boughedir (Tunisia)
  • Head in the Clouds*, Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon)
  • Hyenas*, Djibril Diop Mambety (Senegal)
  • Jim Comes to Jo’burg*, Donald Swanson (South Africa)
  • Kafi’s Story*, Arthur Howes (Sudan/UK)
  • Kirikou and the Sorceress*, Michel Ocelot (France)
  • Language You Cry In, The*, A. Toepke, Serrano (Sierra Leone/Spain)
  • Le Franc*, Djibril Diop Mambety (Senegal)
  • Little Girl Who Sold the Sun, The*, Djibril Diop Mambety (Senegal)
  • Long Night’s Journey into Day*, F. Reid, D. Hoffmann (South Africa/USA)
  • Mossane, Safi Faye (Senegal)
  • Nuba Conversations*, Arthur Howes (Sudan/UK)
  • Sambizanga, Sarah Maldoror (Angola)
  • Touki Bouki*, Djibril Diop Mambety (Senegal)
  • Yellow Card*, John Riber (Zimbabwe)

2000

2000 poster

2000 Festival Poster by Shawn Jones
Poster by Shawn Jones

2000 visiting directors
  • Ron and Queenae Taylor Mulvihill (USA/Tanzania)
  • Yemane Demisse (Ethiopia/USA)
  • Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
2000 films
  • Bab El-Oued City*, Merzak Allouache (Algeria)
  • Crossroads of People*, Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
  • Destiny*, Youssef Chahine (Egypt)
  • Fools, Ramadan Suleman (South Africa)
  • Heritage Africa*, Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
  • Honey and Ashes*, Nadia Fares (Tunisia)
  • Kirikou & the Sorceress*, Michel Ocelot (France)
  • Last Angel of History, The*, John Akomfrah (Ghana/UK)
  • Life on Earth*, Abderrahmane Sissako (Mali)
  • Love Brewed in the African Pot*, Kwaw P. Ansah (Ghana)
  • Maangamizi*, Mulvihill, Mhando (Tanzania)
  • Pièces d’Identités/ID*, Mweze Ngangura (Congo DRC)
  • Saikati the Enkabaani*, Anne G. Mungai (Kenya)
  • Tumult/Gir-Gir, Yemane I. Demissie (Ethiopia)

1999

1999 poster

1999 Festival Poster by Christian Messer
Poster by Christian Messer

1999 films
  • Aristotle’s Plot*, Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon/Zimbabwe)
  • Everyone’s Child*, Tsitsi Dangarembga (Zimbabwe)
  • Faraw! Mother of the Dunes*, Abbdoulaye Ascofaré (Mali)
  • Fary, L’Anesse*, Mansour Sora Wade (Senegal)
  • Kini and Adams, Idrissa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso/Zimbabwe)
  • Land/Al-Ard, The*, Youssef Chahine (Egypt)
  • Mortu Nega*, Flora Gomes (Guinea-Bissau)
  • My Dinner With the Devil Snake*, Jim Blashfield (USA)
  • Oggun: An Eternal Presence*, Gloria Rolando (Cuba)
  • Picc Mi/Little Bird*, Mansour Sora Wade (Senegal)
  • Taafe Fanga*, Adama Drabo (Mali)
  • Tableau Ferraille*, Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal)

1998

1998 poster

1998 Festival Poster by Bart Betz
Poster by Bart Betz

1998 visiting directors
  • Taale Laafi Rosellini (USA/Burkina Faso)
  • Shirikiana Aina (USA)
1998 films
  • Adama, the Fulani Musician*, Taale Laafi Rosellini (Burkina Faso)
  • Clando*, Jean-Marie Teno (Cameroon)
  • Deluge*, Salem Mekuria (Ethiopia/USA)
  • Flame*, Ingrid Sinclair (Zimbabwe)
  • Great Great Grandparents’ Music*, Taale Laafi Rosellini (Burkina Faso)
  • Le Grand Blanc de Lambaréné*, Bassek ba Kobhio (Cameroon/Gabon)
  • Sankofa*, Haile Gerima (Ghana/Jamaica/USA)
  • Through the Door of No Return*, Shirikiana Aina (USA/Ghana)
  • When the Stars Meet the Sea*, Raymond Rajaonarivelo (Madagascar)

1997

1997 poster

1997 Festival Poster by Karen Beck
Poster by Karen Beck

1997 films
  • Ça Twiste à Poponguine*, Moussa Sene Absa (Senegal)
  • Ceddo, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Guimba the Tyrant*, Cheick Oumar Sissoko (Mali)
  • Sarraounia, Med Hondo (Mauritania)
  • Silences of the Palace, The, Moufida Tlatli (Tunisia)
  • You Africa!*, Ndiouga Moctar Bâ (Senegal)

1996

1996 poster

1996 Festival Poster by Lydia Cooper
Poster by Lydia Cooper

1996 films
  • Blue Eyes of Yonta, The*, Flora Gomes (Guinea-Bissau)
  • From Sun-Up*, Flora M’mbugu-Schelling (Tanzania)
  • Gito the Ungrateful*, Leonce Ngabo (Burundi)
  • Hyenas*, Djibril Diop Mambety (Senegal)
  • Keita*, Dani Kouyaté (Burkina Faso)
  • Monday’s Girls*, Ngozi Onwurah (Nigeria)

1995

1995 poster

1995 Festival Poster by Justyne Glenn
Poster by Justyne Glenn

1995 visiting director
  • Haile Gerima (Ethiopa/USA)
1995 films
  • Mandabi, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • More Time, Isaac Mabhikwa (Zimbabwe)
  • Samba Traoré, Idrissa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Sankofa*, Haile Gerima (Ghana/Jamaica/USA)
  • These Hands*, Flora M’mbugu-Schelling (Tanzania)
  • Women with Open Eyes*, Anne-Laure Folly (Togo)

1994

1994 poster

1994 Festival Poster by Sanjana Kapur
Poster by Sanjana Kapur

1994 films
  • Guelwaar*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Kasarmu Ce*, Saddik Balewa (Nigeria)
  • Neria*, Godwin Mawuru (Zimbabwe)
  • Nightmare in Paradise, Hilton Fyle (Sierra Leone)
  • Touki Bouki*, Djibril Diop Mambety (Senegal)

1993

1993 poster

1993 Festival Poster by Melinda Harvey
Poster by Melinda Harvey

1993 films
  • Harvest 3000 Years, Haile Gerima (Ethiopia)
  • Sango Malo*, Bassek ba Kobhio (Cameroon)
  • Tilai/The Law*, Idrissa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)
  • Wend Kuuni*, Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso)
  • Zan Boko*, Gaston Kaboré (Burkina Faso)

1992

1992 poster

1992 Festival Poster by Marlys Weber
Poster by Marlys Weber

1992 films
  • Angano Angano*, César Paes (Madagascar)
  • Finzan*, Cheick Oumar Sissoko (Mali)
  • My Dinner With the Devil Snake*, Jim Blashfield (USA)
  • Xala, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Yaaba*, Idrissa Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)

1991

1991 poster

1991 Festival Poster by Edina Sagert
Poster by Edina Sagert

1991 films
  • Camp at Thiaroye*, Ousmane Sembène (Senegal)
  • Faces of Women, Désiré Ecaré (Ivory Coast)
  • La Vie Est Belle*, Mweze Ngangura (Congo DRC)
  • Yeelen*, Souleymane Cissé (Mali)