2021 Festival

Welcome to the 16th edition of Africa in Motion!

The festival will run online from 15 to 31 October, with most films available for the duration of the festival. Once an audience member presses 'play' the film will be available for 48 hours playable directly on the Africa in Motion website after which, access to the film will expire. Most of the films in the programme are geo-blocked to the UK only. For a list of exceptions, please click here.

Film strands in this year's edition bring music, family, and identity to the fore. We explore the dynamics of intimate, beautiful relationships, the power of women-led story-telling, tender observations of familial ties, unique forms of protest, the maddening complexity of human nature, our environment, and Q&As foregrounding distinguished African talent. Whilst initiating difficult and necessary conversations, we also look forward to centring joy and healing at the heart of our work.