Afrika Eye film festival confirms 2013 dates

Afrika Eye film festival confirms 2013 dates

Award-winning new features from Kenya and Senegal will be among those getting their UK or regional premieres when the South West’s biggest celebration of African film and culture – Afrika Eye – returns to Watershed in Bristol in November for its eighth successive year.

It is now confirmed that this year’s Afrika Eye in Bristol will run from Friday 8 November to Sunday 10 November, offering talks, debates and cross-cultural entertainments as well as screenings of the latest full-length films, shorts and documentaries by film-makers from, or with roots in, Africa.

To mark the 50th anniversary of Kenya’s independence, there will be a special focus on Kenyan films and film-makers, including launching the festival with the first SW screening of David ‘Tosh’ Gitonga’s highly-praised NAIROBI HALF LIFE, and a showing of SOMETHING NECESSARY followed by a Q&A session with its director Judy Kibinge.

Another festival guest will be director Alain Gomis (Senegal/France), introducing, and later discussing, his internationally-applauded feature, TEY (Aujourd’hui/Today), which stars the actor, musician and poet Saul Williams (whose previous film credits include SLAM).

Afrika Eye’s full timetable is due out in October, with tickets on sale from the box office at Watershed , Canons Road, Bristol; telephone 0117 927 6444 or see www.watershed.co.uk.

To keep up to date with programming news, see http://afrikaeye.org; ‘like’ Afrika Eye Film Festival on Facebook or follow AfrikaEyeFest on Twitter.

Region: All
Venue: Watershed
Venue Address: Canons Road, Harbourside, Bristol
Website: http://afrikaeye.org
Press Tickets: Not Available
Sponsorship: Not Available
 
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Name: Pam Beddard
Phone: +44 117 987 0442