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Afro Prairie Film Festival

February 19, 2020
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until February 23, 2020

Posted in: Movie / Film

In celebration of Black History Month, Black Space Winnipeg and the Winnipeg Film Group is proud to present the 3rd Annual Afro Prairie Film Festival from February 19-23, 2020.

The Afro Prairie Film Festival (APFF) celebrates Black cinema across North America and promotes the work of established and emerging Black filmmakers in Canada. This four-day festival is filled with programming and education that explores Black narratives on screen and behind the scenes. 14 films and 7 short films will be screened throughout the festival and will include romantic comedies, drama, and everything in between.

Wednesday, February 19

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Claudine | 7:00 PM
Directed by John Berry
1972, USA, 92 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Cane River | 9:00 PM
Directed by Horace Jenkins
1982, USA, 90 mins

Thursday, February 20

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Keynote Address by Alison Duke | 6:00 PM
FREE ADMISSION | WInnipeg CInematheque
Alison Duke is an artistic activist, award winning filmmaker and passionate producer committed to the Canadian visual art form. Join us to hear about Ms. Dule’s career and dedication to her craft and community.

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Our Dance of Revolution | 7:00 PM
Directed by Phillip Pike
2019, Canada, 102 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Poetic Justice | 9:30 PM
Directed by John Singleton
1993, USA, 109 mins

Friday, February 21

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Harriet | 7:00 PM
Directed by Kasi Lemmons
2019, USA, 125 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Dolemite | 9:00 PM
Directed by D’Urville Martin
1975, USA, 90 mins

Saturday, February 22

Afro Prairie Presents: Networking Luncheon for Womxn in Film | 12:00 PM |
FREE ADMISSION | PLATFORM Gallery (121-100 Arthur St.) This event provides opportunities for emerging and established creative professionals to network in a safe space that prioritizes the creative journey of womxn and non-binary folx. Open to all genders and allies, participants will have a chance to network with industry leaders and visiting filmmakers Alison Duke of Oya Media Group and award-winning actress, founder of ReelWorld Film Festival Tonya Williams, and Winnipeg’s own industry luminary Joy Loewen, CEO of the National Screen Institute. Lunch and refreshments provided. Come chat, learn and network!
Sponsored by University of Manitoba Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Time Sleeper | 1:00 PM
Directed by Bisong Taiwo
2019, Canada, 93 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool | 2:30 PM
Directed by Stanley Nelson
2019, USA, 115 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Barbara James w/ special tribute to Gerry Atwell | 5:00 PM
Directed by Winston Washington Moxam
2003, Canada, 80 mins
This year WInnipeg said goodbye to a leader in our community. Gerry Atwell amplified and supported artists across Winnipeg’s thriving scene. Be it in music, film or theatrical productions, he raised millions of dollars for Winnipeg’s artists and worked closely with another Black creative pioneer in Winnipeg, Winston Washington Moxam for this film, Barbara James. Come and join in celebrating the work of Mr. Atwell.

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Les Misérables | 7:00 PM
Directed by Ladj Ly
2019, France, 102 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Queen & Slim | 9:30 PM
Directed by Melina Matsoukas
2019, USA, 132 mins

Sunday, February 23

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Acting Masterclass w/ Tonya Williams | 12:00 PM
Black Lodge Studio (Room 304, Artspace)
Sponsored by ACTRA Manitoba

Cabin Fever / Afro Prairie Film Festival: Supa Modo
Directed by Likarion Wainaina | 1:00 PM
2018, Germany/Kenya, 74 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: The Last Black Man in San Francisco | 3:00 PM
Directed by Joe Talbot
2019, USA, 121 mins

Afro Prairie Film Festival: Clemency | 5:15 PM
Directed by Chinonye Chukwu
2019, USA, 113 mins