2013 Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF)
Africa through African lens!
A showcase of Africa's seasoned and emerging filmmakers
whose works reflect the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa.
30+ films | 15+ Countries | 1 Weekend
Join us in this unique shared experience of Africa.
See | Touch | Feel | Taste AFRICA!
October 11 - 13, 2013
Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040
Animations | Shorts | Documentaries | Feature films | Dialogue with filmmakers
Awards Ceremony | Live Performances | African Market | Food and lots more!
Friday, October 11:
10:00 AM: Africa in the Classroom Film Series for students and teachers | 5:30 PM: Opening Ceremony / Red Carpet | 7:30 PM: Opening Night feature film | 10:00 PM: Filmmakers Reception
Saturday, October 12:
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM: Film screenings, post-screening dialogue with filmmakers, live performances, African market | 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM: African Women in Technology Forum | 10:00 PM: Theme Party
Sunday, October 13:
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM: Film screenings, post-screening dialogue with filmmakers, live performances, African market | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM: Closing / Awards Ceremony
When the 2013 Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) opens on Friday, October 11 at the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA), the world’s high-tech capital will once again become a lens for experiencing the true stories, hopes and dreams of Africa. Now in its fourth year, the annual weekend showcase of more than 30 films from various African nations will take audiences of all ages across the continent, presenting a mix of feature films, shorts and animations from Africa’s seasoned and emerging first-voice filmmakers. Presented by Oriki Theater in partnership with the Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) and the African Diaspora Network, the mission of the festival is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images.
Oriki Theater is a Mountain View based 501(c)3 nonprofit performing arts company dedicated to the promotion of Africa’s culture and heritage through a unique combination of dance, drama, music, folk stories, chants and the DRUM. From outreach programs in schools to theatrical productions and workshops, Oriki brings to our community a shared experience of Africa, its people and their way of life. www.oriki.org
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