Films from Africa

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The website and database of FilmInitiativ Köln e.V. offers:

  • Background information on African films and directors in a data base
  • Practical support on how to get hold of films
  • Ideas for how to use the films and thematic film programs
  • Links to African film festivals and distributors worldwide 
  • Information on Cologne´s Africa film festival "Out of Europe” and all special Africa film programmes since 1992.

  • Information about nearly 1000 films and more than 200 guests from 40 African countries which FilmInitiativ presented since 1992 in Cologne have been fed in the database, information on all future festivals and events will follow.
  • The creation of this website started in mid 2011 and has been sponsored by the "Stiftung für Umwelt und Entwicklung Nordrhein-Westfalen" till end 2016.