YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO TAFF 2019
The African Film Festival (TAFF) prides itself in Bridging Cultures through films; celebrating African stories in motion pictures; and encouraging talents to strive for excellence in telling our stories. We appreciate everything you do to contribute to rewriting the African narrative.
On behalf of TAFF organization, we are pleased to invite you to our fourth annual festival, scheduled for June 27th to June 30th in Dallas, Texas, USA. The previous editions of TAFF each attracted several filmmakers, fans, distributors, and marketers globally. We anticipate higher participation this year, given the fact that we have many Who’s Who in African film industry have confirmed to attend. It would be a great networking and collaboration opportunity.
Over four days, our attendees will enjoy film screenings, networking with other professionals, symposium on African Cinema, Dallas City tour, appearances, red carpet photo ops preceding the opening night and the grand finale—the Awards Gala. We welcome you to join us share our stories and celebrate our culture with the world.
Thank you for your consideration. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact us. We look forward to seeing you in Dallas.
ROOTFLIX is our streaming platform inspired by giving festival-selected films the opportunity to be watched globally. We will use ROOTFLIX to screen some of the films at TAFF 2019. Such films inclunde: SEMA (TANZANIA); TENACITY (CAMEROON); ASSANG (GABON); CASTED SOULS (SENEGAL); ORIKI (NIGERIA); SALAMU (TANZANIA); GOLDEN FISH, AFRICAN FISH (SENEGAL); VAIN GLORY (CAMEROON); THE FORBIDDEN (UGANDA); HALIMAT (NIGERIA).
We introduced the ROOTFLIX VIEWERS CHOICE award category this year. So the film with the highest unique views during the festival would be interpreted as the most desired and therefore, the viewers' choice. We encourage each filmmaker to reach out to their fans to watch their films. For as little as $5 per month, you can watch all the films on ROOTFLIX.COM. Subscribe today and Behold Your Roots.
The screening schedule for TAFF 2019 has been published. Come and support quality films made by filmmakers across the world that spend time to tell African stories through motion pictures. There would be Questions and Answers at the end of the screenings, so come prepared to find out how and what motivated them to make the film that they did.
The complete schedule can be found on our website: www.TheAfricanFilmFestival.org/Schedule
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.
TAFF 2019 will be hosted by Patience Ozokwo - Mama G. Some other notables coming to this year's edition include: Sir Benjamin Onyango (Co-Host); Stella Damasus; Uche Jombo; Emem Isong; Chisom Ozlee; Sir Richard Mofe Damijo; Monalisa; Timothy Conrad; Robert Peters; Kang Quintus; Molatelo; and more.
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.