Vote for ‘Yellow Fever’ ! | Afrinolly Short Film Competition

yellow fever

Yellow Fever, by Kenyan artist and filmmaker Ng’endo Mukii has been shortlisted for the Afrinolly short film competition! Yellow Fever won the Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short at the Chicago International Film Festival, Best Short at the Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards, Best Student Film at the Underexposed Film Festival YC, and a Special Mention at the Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen.


This is the first time it is available to watch online in full for free, ALL 7 minutes of rotoscoping, hand-drawn animation, pixilation and dancing! The film stands the chance to win, $5000 (3rd place) $10,000 (2nd place) and $25,000 (1st place).
Voting ends on Sunday 19th of January.

All you need to do is:
-click here
-Log in using your google+ or Facebook ID (the more the merrier!)
-Yellow Fever is in the Documentary category and you can vote there.

This is the first time Yellow Fever is available to watch online in full for free, ALL 7 minutes of rotoscoping, hand-drawn animation, pixilation, dancing, sweat and blood!!
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Gideon Mendel | Drowning World


Gonaives, Haiti September 2008

Gonaives, Haiti September 2008

Suparat Tadee chumcon ruamjai district bangkok thailand Nov 2011

Suparat Tadee Chumcon Ruamjai, Bangkok Nov 2011


Gideon Mendel: Drowning World
Tiwani Contemporary: 7 June – 27 July 2013


This exhibition consists of a selection of images from a long-term project developed by Gideon Mendel documenting floods in various parts of the globe including England, India, Haiti, Australia, Thailand and Nigeria.

Somerset House presented this exhibition as a contribution to the World Stages London 2102 Festival and as a prelude to their collaborative cross continental theatre piece, Climate Refugees, The Opera that will be performed in 2013.


Adlene Pierre Savanne Desole, Gonaives Haiti Sept 2008 (water damaged film)

Adlene Pierre Savanne Desole, Gonaives Haiti Sept 2008 (water damaged film)

‘Drowning World’ is a poignant depiction of climate change through portraits of flood survivors taken in deep floodwaters, within the remains of their homes, or in submerged landscapes, in the stillness of once lively environments.
Keeping their composure, the subjects pause in front of Mendel’s camera, casting an unsettling, yet engaging gaze. These images, taken across the world demonstrate a shared experience that erases geographical and cultural divides. They invite the viewer to reflect on our impact on nature, as well as our attachment to our homes and personal belongings.

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Kanga Cloth | Art of Communication


Our friends at House of African Art (Japan) posted about this Kanga Cloth exhibition at the Ancient Orient Museum in Ikebukuro.

On East Africa’s coast facing the Indian Ocean, trade occurred with Persians and Arabs for a centuries. As a result, Swahili’s unique culture which was based on contact with Islam was born. One item that symbolizes the Swahili culture is a cloth piece called ‘Kanga’. It not only features beautiful and strong designs, there are also ‘sayings’ or proverbs printed in Swahili. It has since become an important decision criteria for women to buy.

In this exhibition, Kanga’s variety of designs and how it contributed to how women identified themselves over centuries is explored.

May 25 – June 30,  2013

Venue: Ancient Orient Museum planning small exhibition room

Opening hours: 10:00 to 17:00 (admission until 16:30)

Sunshine City Bunka-Kaikan 7th floor, 3-1-4 Higashi-Ikebukuro,
Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-8630 JAPAN
TEL: +81-3-3989-3491
  FAX: +81-3-3590-3266
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‘His To Keep’ by Amirah Tajdin

Film Africa Are Hiring | Curator Position


The Royal African Society (RAS) wishes to recruit a Curator for Film Africa 2013, with a track record of successful curation of African film and festivals, to set and implement the creative vision for the festival programme. The Curator will need to be based in London.

The Curator will work closely with the Programming Committee to develop a strong and diverse programme of the best contemporary African films and with the RAS team to devise the schedule for the festival. S/he will negotiate the rights of screenings with filmmakers/distributors and will select the filmmakers to be invited to the festival.

Please contact for a more detailed job description.

Please send your CV with a covering letter explaining why you think you should be considered for the post and email it to by 5 pm on Wednesday May 22nd, 2013.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, May 29th at:

Royal Africa Society
36 Gordon Square

The interview panel will consist of Richard May, Deputy Director Sheila Ruiz, Programme Co-ordinator, Lindiwe Dovey and Namvula Rennie, Co-Founding Directors of Film Africa.

Film Africa

Film Africa, the UK’s largest annual festival of African cinema and culture. In November 2012 they held a 10 day festival of 70 African films, 35 leading filmmakers offering Q&As, free professional workshops, and 8 African music nights following the huge success of Film Africa 2011.

A Royal African Society event, in association with SOAS, University of London, Film Africa is hosted by the Hackney Picturehouse and also takes place at The Ritzy in Brixton, the Rich Mix in Shoreditch, the BFI Southbank, Screen on the Green in Islington, and the South London Gallery.