Those interested in participating in this event, which boosts exchange and the establishment of cultural alliances based on the narration of stories of the peoples with African influence, can enter their productions until July 1.
Born from the San Pancho festivities, an annual celebration in Quibdo, capital of the Colombian department of Choco, the event exhibits short or fiction feature films, documentaries, animated or experimental films, made by African or Afro-Colombian film-makers.
According to the event’s official website, the festival rose from the need of connecting and opening spaces to find common links between Africa and the Afro-Descendant community in Colombia.
We aim to increase audiences of films made by African film-makers or with influences from that culture, as well as to ensure their exhibition in this South American country, show their stories and respond to a growing demand of contents from that part of the world, the group in charge of this initiative said.
The public will be able to follow the unfolding of the festival through the Boonet.co platform until the closing of its program with the granting of the Baobaab Award, by the jury composed of film-makers Jhonny Hendrix and Françoise Ellong, critic Clementine Farah, actress Karent Hinestroza and journalist Nicolas Negoce.
The African Quibdo Film Festival is an opportunity to show the stories of the black community in Colombia, to show ‘our past, present and future lives’, the statement pointed out.