2016 New York African Film Festival- Opening Night Screening & Reception

The 23rd New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns to Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) this May. Under the banner Modern Days, Ancient Nights: 50 Years of African Filmmaking, marking the 50th anniversary of Ousmane Sembène’s celebrated first feature, Black Girl (La Noire de…), the 2016 festival will present films from countries throughout Africa and the diaspora. The NYAFF continues throughout May at Maysles Cinema (May 13-15) and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek (May 26-30).


The screenings of the 2016 New York African Film Festival begin on Wednesday, May 4th in the Walter Reade Theater of Film Society of Lincoln Center with the New York premiere of Tanna by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler. Following the screening and Q&A, a reception in support of the programs of African Film Festival, Inc. will be held in the Furman Gallery of the Walter Reade Theater. Click here to purchase tickets to the screening & reception Opening Night event. 

Start Date

May 4, 2016

End Date

April 14, 2016


07:00 PM - 11:30 PM


Walter Reade Theater at Film Society of Lincoln Center, 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY

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