Programs 2nd Annual Harlem African Animation Festival


  • Date:
    Nov 08, 2023
  • End Date:
  • Time:
    6:30 PM -
  • Location:
In-Person Program
November 8-9, 2023 | 6:30PM
The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall
1280 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10029 United States (map)

Join us for the second edition of the Harlem African Animation Festival on November 8-9, 2023, featuring film screenings and engaging discussions. The festival celebrates African animators, connecting film and media professionals to explore storytelling and industry-related topics. Our goal is to provide a gateway to contemporary Africa, foster a sense of belonging for African immigrants, and promote dialogue and mutual understanding between Africa and the Black diasporas.

Established in 2021, this festival is the first of its kind in the United States, exclusively dedicated to African animated films and series. Animation has a rich history in Africa, mirroring the growth of the African screen media production industry, just like live-action cinema.

Wednesday, November 8th

  • From Here to Timbuktu, Kenya
  • Ayam, Morocco
  • $75000, Mali
  • A Kalabanda Ate my Homework, Uganda
  • Super Dad, Nigeria.
  • Tempête dans une calebasse (Storm in a calabash), Burkina Faso
  • Ajaka Lost in Rome , Spoof! Animation, Nigeria.
  • Fady le village des transformés (Fady, village of the mutated), Mali
  • Valentine, Côte d’Ivoire

Thursday, November 9th

  • Troll Girl, South Africa
  • Mboa Matanda, Cameroon
  • I’m Living in Ghana Get Me Out OF HERE, Ghana
  • Kenda, Côte d’Ivoire
  • Sip, Nigeria

Following the screenings please join us for a brief conversation with Mounia Aram as she discusses the African animation market and what lies ahead for future animators.