What is AfroCannes
Launched in 2022, AfroCannes is an event organized by Yanibes during the Cannes Film Festival in May in Cannes, France.
AfroCannes is a two-day event featuring panel discussions, country highlights, presentations, screenings, cocktails and tributes.
AfroCannes aims at promoting diversity, inclusion in film across the industry. AfroCannes connects creatives, businesses and stakeholders from the entire film ecosystem at the world premiere film gathering; The Cannes Film Festival.
Volume II of AfroCannes will be held during the 76th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes.
In 2022, AfroCannes was held at the Hotel Gray d'Albion. 2023 venue will be confirmed shortly.
17 and 18 May 2023
From 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM
“Beyond Inclusive Narratives"
Aided by insightful presentations, thought-provoking speeches, experiential case-studies and workshops, enticing screening and entertaining networking events, AfroCannes will be once again, a one of a kind experience.
AfroCannes features include:
panel discussions (cross industry profiles and topics)
country highlights (from Film Commissions)
special spotlights (for Upcoming filmmakers)
tributes (to fallen heroes and heroines)
awards and honorees
screenings (up to 5)
cocktail and luncheons
parties with performance
In 2023, AfroCannes will continue to focus on inclusion and diversity benefiting filmmakers, including filmmakers with disabilities. AfroCannes centers around natives of Africa, diasporan Africans, Afro-descendents and filmmakers of all walk of life, creeds and abilities.
AfroCannes aims at:
creating a new narrative in storytelling; African and Afro-descended storytelling and differently-abled story-telling,
highlighting the benefits of presenting diverse and inclusive point of views in film and content creation
hearing from thought provoking perspective from experts
discussing thorny issues plaguing creatives and practitioners
putting the spotlight on up-and-coming filmmakers
enhancing the visibility of under-explored or undiscovered filming locations
providing a platform to the voiceless, the invisibles, the untouchables, the neglected and the forgotten of the film industry
bolstering connections between creatives, financiers, producers, film practitioners of African descent and the global film industry
offering a unique opportunity for undiscovered talents to experience the glitz and glamour of the most prestigious film festival in the world
What They're Saying
Everything I expected, and more
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