Silicon Valley African Film Festival

Silicon Valley African Film Festival

We invite you to a shared journey across the vast richness of the African Continent and its diaspora through the lenses of its seasoned and emerging filmmakers. From film screenings to talkback sessions with visiting filmmakers, fashion shows, live performances, panel discussions, workshops, food, African market, red carpet, awards, etc., SVAFF offers Silicon Valley a window to Africa and, crucially, provides audiences with exquisite lenses to the real Africa and its diaspora. The festival will feature over 100 films from over 30 countries.

Aptly themed Africa through the African lens, our festival program is designed to offer unique social and artistic visions that will engage you in thought-provoking dialogue, and offer an opportunity to connect. It is an honor to offer our community an unfiltered access to the richness, diversity and vitality of Africa’s creative expressions and provide a forum for cultural exchange.

SVAFF is a platform for film lovers and anyone interested in learning more about African cultures to discover a wide range of films that they might not otherwise have the chance to see. From feature-length dramas and documentaries to short films and animation, the festival has something for everyone. The films cover a wide range of themes and genres, from social and political issues to personal stories and cultural traditions.

In addition to the film screenings, SVAFF hosts a range of special events, including live performances, arts and craft exhibition, fashion show, panel discussions, workshops, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and industry professionals, etc. These events provide attendees a unique and enriching experience, a chance to discover the continent’s diverse cultures, engage with African content creators, and gain new perspectives.


Oct 10 - 13 2024

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The Historic Hoover Theatre, San Jose
1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA 95126, USA


Silicon Valley African Film Festival
(408) 886-0049
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