Festival’s Activities


AFFIF 2023 will screen between 40 to 60 (short & feature narrative, documentary and animation films) across the 5 day film festival.

All films will be screened at the host venue for the festival, Silverbird Cinema Abuja, and a Q & A session held for a few select films. AFFIF will also provide virtual access to some of the films for audiences across the world joining the festival virtually.


AFFIF 2023 will hold a 3-day master classes facilitated by some of Africa’s brightest filmmakers, to train and mentor upcoming filmmakers in Writing, Cinematography, editing, directing, and producing films for social change.

Select registered persons will join the master classes physically, while many more who can’t be physical will access the master classes on the festival YouTube channel (FFIF TV)


Panel discussions at AFFIF will explore and try to proffer lasting solutions to a number of social issues in the continent, as well as confronting the challenges of creating films for social change. Social themes will include: Democracy, Accountability & Anti-Corruption, Human Rights, Human Trafficking, Gender Equity, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, Climate Change, Drug Abuse & Drug Trafficking, Health, Peace-Security and Counter Terrorism, Digital Rights, Technology as a tool for social change, among others.  


The PITCH is a segment of AFFIF where select filmmakers are presented with an opportunity to Pitch their great social impact film Ideas to social development Funders, Donors, and stakeholders, with a view to securing mentorship, grants, funding, or other forms of partnership.

Only select persons, chosen through a rigorous screening process, can access this opportunity.


AFFIF is Africa’s front-line film-festival which has been designed to service filmmakers that are committed to making films that will change society for good.

For the 2023 edition, AFFIF is organizing social activities will provide an enriching opportunity and platform for socially conscious filmmakers, as well as industry and social change stakeholders to network, interact, make deals, and have fun. Such activities include:

• Daily networking sessions
• Cocktails
• An Award Ceremony


— Register to attend the festival <HERE>