San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
7th Annual Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF)
Celebrating 7 years of Connecting Communities, Cultures and Continents!
40+ films | 25 Countries | 1 Weekend
Join us in this unique shared experience of Africa.
See | Touch | Feel | Taste AFRICA!
October 14-16, 2016
Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA)
230 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View, CA 94040
Animations | Shorts | Feature films | Documentaries | Dialogue with filmmakers | Diaspora Spotlight - Brasil
Fashion show | Awards Ceremony | Live Performances | African Market | Food and lots more!
Friday, October 14, 2016:
5:30PM: Red Carpet Walk and Lobby Reception.
6:30PM: Opening Ceremony, parade of flags of countries in the festival, live drumming and dance performances.
8:00PM: Opening Night Feature film.
10:30PM: Opening Night Party / Filmmakers Reception.
Saturday, October 15, 2016:
* All day film screenings (20+ films), post-screening dialogue with filmmakers, African Marketplace and Food.
2:00PM: Live drumming and dance performances in the courtyard.
4:00PM: Fashion Show
11:00PM: Festival Party
Sunday, October 16, 2016:
* All day film screenings (15+ films), post-screening dialogue with filmmakers, African Marketplace and Food.
3:00PM: Diaspora Spotlight - Brasil:
a celebration of the African ancestral footprint in Brasil through films, performances, presentations and more!
5:00PM: Closing Night Film.
7:00PM: Closing / Awards Ceremony.
Friday only - $20
(Opening ceremony, live performances, red carpet reception, parade of flags and opening night film)
Saturday only - $30
(All day film screening (20+ plus films), Fashion Show, live performances, African Market)
Sunday only - $30
(All day film screening (15+ plus films), Spotlight - Brasil, live performances, African Market, Closing and awards ceremony)
3 days full festival pass - $50
(full access to all festival activities Friday - Sunday)
415-774-6787 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.svaff.org
When & Where
Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF)
Now in its 7th year and presented by Oriki Theater in partnership with the Community School of Music and Arts and the African Diaspora Network; the Silicon Valley African Film Festival (SVAFF) is the only film festival in California that is exclusively focused on films made by African filmmakers and, crucially, provides audiences with exquisite lenses to the real Africa. The festival’s mission, thus, aims at promoting finer understanding and greater appreciation of Africa’s rich heritage through moving images. Our annual film festival is held every October and attracts an international following of distinguished transcontinental visitors, corporate executives, cinema buffs, academics, civic officials and diverse community supporters.