2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival

Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with Winnipeg Film Group is proud to present the Afro Prairie Film Festival in celebration of Black History Month from Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2018 taking place at the Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St. The Afro Prairie Film Festival is the first Black-centric film festival across the Prairies that is dedicated to the support and exposure of emerging and established Black filmmakers across Canada. For three days, participants can look forward to a weekend filled with education, workshops and a chance to explore Black narratives in filmmaking. 

Our Program (Films, Workshops & More)

All programming is dedicated to supporting Black Filmmakers across the Prairies and throughout Canada. The festival is extremely proud and excited to present featured guests Amandine Gay (Ouvrir la Voix),Charles Officer (Unarmed Verses), and filmmaking legend Charles Burnett (To Sleep With Anger). Each featured guest’s film is followed by a Q+A with the director, so stick around after the film. Participants can buy individual Tickets or a Festival Pass (which gets you access to the entire festival), see below for dates, film information and where to get your tickets/festival passes:

Friday, February 23 / 7:00 PM - Cinematheque
Ouvrir la Voix 
Directed by Amandine Gay
2017, Canada, 122 mins
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641464255919750/ 

Friday, February 23 / 9:30 PM - PLATFORM Gallery
Opening Reception with Marisolle Negash
On Friday, February 23, 9:30pm in Platform Gallery do not miss our festival Opening Reception with Marisolle Negash. Enjoy food, live music and entrainment on the festival's opening night! For information on festival screenings and workshops please visit our event page at: 2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival. 

Saturday, February 24 / 3:00 PM - Cinematheque
Emerging Black Canadian Filmmakers Shorts and the Winston W Moxam Award (Best Short) 
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1641464255919750/

Saturday, February 24 / 5:00 PM - Cinematheque
Panel Discussion: Developing Film Projects as Black Artists 
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1896500890664977/ 

Saturday, February 24 / 7:00 PM - Cinematheque
Unarmed Verses 
Directed by Charles Officer
2017, Canada, 86 mins
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/2015307312070877/

Saturday, February 24 / 9:30 PM - Cinematheque
Black Cop 
Directed by Corey Bowles
2017, Canada, 91 mins
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/1549065365170724/ 

Sunday, February 25 / 2:00 PM - Rachel Browne Theatre - 211 Bannatyne Ave. 
Charles Burnett Master Class 
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/183860658875940/

Sunday, February 25 / 4:00 PM - Cinematheque
Directed by Dee Rees
2011, USA, 86 mins
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/207125796531947/ 

Sunday, February 25, 7:00 PM - Cinematheque
To Sleep With Anger 
Directed by Charles Burnett
1990, USA, 102 mins
Event Page and Tickets: https://www.facebook.com/events/160098677957943/


Black Space Winnipeg is supported through community donations and funding. Much of what we do is possible thanks to people who believe in our mission and donate to our cause. We are accepting donations of any kind towards the Afro Prairie Film Festival, please see the following link:http://www.blackspacewpg.ca/afro-prairie-film-festival


Our events would not be possible without the hard work and dedication from our amazing volunteers. We are seeking volunteers from our community who are looking to join our energetic team and ensure the success of the Afro Prairie Film Festival. Please fill out the following information at: http://www.blackspacewpg.ca/afro-prairie-film-festival

For more information, media inquiries or any further questions please contact us at: blackspacewpg@gmail.com