You are cordially invited

Another edition of The African Film Festival is here and we would like to cordially invite you to this auspicious occasion. There are many activities lined up, starting with Storytelling sessions on the opening night, June 29th; and ending with the awards gala on July 3rd, where we would not only recognize outstanding films and individuals but also mark a tribute to President Nelson Mandela's centennial with the film, "LOL with President Mandela."

The film contains clips that have never been released and offers a new insight into such a beloved symbol of freedom and peace, showing his kind heart and wonderful sense of humor. Through personal anecdotes Mandela touches on subjects of women, scenes from Robben Island, fashion, education, celebrity status, and the racial imbalance.

We hope that you can join us to celebrate Africa as we Bridge Cultures through Film.



We could not fit all the attending filmmakers into one collage, but this is a glimpse of some of the practitioners that have confirmed attendance to TAFF 2018 - in addition to the makers of the brilliant films selected. It is important to come and network with this great pool of talents.


Selected Films

We will be screening over 50 selected films this year, a solid indication of how quickly TAFF is growing. It couldn't have been possible without your support and without the great filmmakers that work so hard to tell our stories. Come and support them as we screen these films at the African American Museum on June 30th and July 3rd.




TAFF welcomes sponsors. An effort such as this is not without strong collaborators and supporters who share our vision. Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor. TAFF welcomes volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of The Festival and volunteering comes with many privileges, including ALL ACCESS PASS to all our events. Volunteers have opportunities to help shape the event, making it a memorable experience for our filmmakers and attendees. In exchange for your time, you are given the opportunity to attend ALL Festival events, including After Parties and Behind the Scene activities.


The Master Acting Class this year will hold at the Dallas Hall at Southern Methodist University. It would be taught by Sir Richard Mofe Damijo, and is Free for anyone interested in mastering their craft through the Legendary actor.


Texas Film Commission

Dallas Film Commission

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts District


Africa Talk Show

Ethiopian Airlines

Cultural Affairs


TAFF is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that focuses on films addressing Social, Economic, Ethnic, Political, Religious, or Health issues that affect Africa.