Watch-Africa Cymru is...
...the Welsh, African Film Festival
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU is Wales’ Annual African Film Festival celebrating the best of African cinema. Launched in 2013, the festival provides a platform for African films, art and culture in Wales. It brings a wide-range of films covering areas across the continent, as well as engaging and interactive activities and events related to the festival. It provides a platform for works by African, African diasporas as well as Welsh and international directors and artists which bring fresh perspectives on Africa to its economic, social, political and cultural life...
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU 2019
Join us throughout the year for the 7th edition of Watch-Africa; Wales African film festival! Celebrating African cinema across Wales!
We listened to our audience and they have encouraged us to bring #WatchAfrica365 to venues across Wales. From major independent cinemas to community halls and unusual locations, Watch-Africa will bring you the best cultural experience, celebrating African cinema and storytelling.
WATCH-AFRICA CYMRU FILM CLUB
...the WAC Film Club
The WAC FILM CLUB is an informal community of people interested in watching, exploring and getting involved in African film. The club which is part of Watch-Africa will reach out to undeserved areas for cultural/foreign screenings, especially BAME communities. It will allow African films to reach these communities outside the core festival. It will overcome barriers to engagement by bringing African film to BAME communities in venues and settings familiar to them, rather than requiring them to visit venues that are unfamiliar. It will foster engagement among BAME communities by providing opportunities to discover African film, to connect with developments in film on the continent, to become active participants and grow skills and confidence. The Wales Africa Film Club will complement the Watch Africa Film Festival with informal and BAME centred/led opportunities to explore and become involved in film, thereby creating spaces to expand and sustain existing and core festival audiences.