We are always thankful to PNFF for helping with funding and providing assistance with equipment and projectionists. Fahzan… a stalwart of the festival, staying up til the late hours transcoding, transferring and ripping media material in order to ensure the festival flows smoothly and that the days of  screening from dodgy memory sticks, loading scratched up, non-compatible dvds and the sporadic streaming of online material are long gone.
Single Locs, Richard Butler and Archie Graham remain part of the AOFF family and without their smiling, can do attitude this eagerly anticipated festival would have been buried a long time ago.
So all that’s needed is the people to come once again as we have the films, the great African market and of course the gorgeous food!
STOP THE MAAGAMIZI  Reparations march  taking place on 1 August (or namely 1st of Mosiah) will see 1000s of Africans from home and abroad, take to the streets of the UK capital city as the reparations march 2017 will assemble on Windrush sq Brixton from 9am and march onto Parliament Square where members of the Reparations committee will take the signed petition to 10 Downing Street. 3 years strong in the UK it is always a noisy, vibrant but truly historical event as streets from Kennington to Westminster are blocked as the procession takes precedence  over the busy London traffic as the march is a reminder that the work is not done. For more information on petition Stop The Maangamizi We Charge Genocide Ecocide
AFRICENTRIC Events.  Friend of AAC, Archie Graham launches an African centred news and events online website. An easy accessible community centred, click on image style medium which provides topical news from the African continent from journalists on the ground as well as providing an in depth and well informed Whats on guide of national and London local events.  An African events calendar is just what is called for as Afri-coordination is often a problem and event clashes, common place so check it out Afrievents quickly before the free online subscription ends! Africentric Events