17th edition of the Tarifa African Film Festival

Online and in cinemas from December 4th to 13th, 2020

The 17th edition of the Tarifa African Film Festival, organized by Al Tarab, will celebrate a hybrid edition, face-to-face in theaters in Tarifa (Andalusia) and virtual on the Filmin cinema platform from December 4th to 13th, 2020.

This will be the first time that this festival, which continues its work to promote cinematography from the African continent, and has become a benchmark in the Spanish-speaking world, will be held this fall season. The health crisis had forced it to suspend its normal edition last spring.

Taking care of all the security measures so that culture is a protected space, the sessions in Tarifa will be structured around five thematic axes in which films will be screened and meetings with directors and guests.

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Amjad Abu Alala's film "You will die at twenty" will open the festival.

On the other hand, the Filmin platform will host the official sections of FCAT, Hipermetropía and En Breve, from December 4 to 13, with feature films, documentaries and short films from which the award-winning films of this special edition of the Tarifa African Film Festival will be released.

Films from the Hipermetropía section:

143 Desert Street, Abou Leila, Baamum Nafi, Buddha in África, Talking about trees, This is not a burial, it’s a resurrection, Tlamess, Moffie, You will die at twenty.


In Brief films section:

Bab Sebta, Bablinga, Da Yie, El Sghayra, Machini. Matata, Night standing, Tabaski, Zombies.

The programming is integrated in different sections: Humor in African cinemas, Anti-colonial visions, Next time…


The face-to-face sessions will take place in the Alameda Theater and the old church of Santa María from December 4 to 8.

The FCAT 2020 cinema program will have full streaming coverage for Spain.

The festival has also programmed its traditional event “El Árbol de las Palabras”. Eight virtual meetings and master classes organized as part of FCAT training activities which aim to promote professional exchanges in times of viral changes in the film industry.


Five thematic blocks of the VIIIth The Tree of Words, will be dedicated to questions such as “Humor in African cinemas”, “Being an artist in Equatorial Guinea”, “60 years after African independence”, “systemic racism in the West” and “Afrocines in Latin America”, with the participation of major international experts, filmmakers and authors. 22 films available in Tarifa cinemas and 36 films on the Filmin virtual platform, accompany each theme and will reveal ethical, aesthetic and stylistic aspects of African cinemas by helping us to understand the changing realities of the continent.

All the activities and meetings will take place on a teleconference and virtual seminar platform, and will be free with prior registration on the festival website www.festival.fcat.es. The vast majority of sessions will have simultaneous translation in French, English and Spanish and can also be followed, live and retrospectively, on the FCAT Youtube Channel and social networks.


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More information:  https://www.festival.fcat.es/

Updated on
Thursday 26 November 2020 - 11:19 by TV5MONDE