After having celebrated the last four editions in Cordoba, the African Film Festival-FCAT has announced that it will hold its 13th edition in both Tarifa, Europe’s southernmost city, and Tangiers in northern Morocco, thereby celebrating African cinema on both shores of the Straits of Gibraltar.
Africa and Europe, Tarifa and Tangiers, are only 11km apart, a mere 30 minute journey on one of the fast ferries that crisscrosses the narrow sea between the two continents. In 2016 they will be brought even closer together thanks to this initiative.
The festival also returns to its original spring dates; May 26th -June 4th.
“The move was prompted when the new local government in Cordoba ended its support for the festival”, declared Ms. Mane Cisneros, the festival’s founder and director, “so we opened negotiations with the new administration in Tarifa, and together we have decided to move the festival back where it was founded, while accomplishing a long pursued dream: that of uniting both continents in a simultaneous cultural event which showcases African cultures and European diversity through the eyes and vision of African filmmakers”.
Source/read the full article: Indiewire, February 3rd, 2016
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