The Addis International Film Festival is held annually in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Organized by Initiative Africa, an education based non-governmental organization, it is the largest independent documentary cinema festival in Africa. It is centered around films with educational and socially responsible themes and is staged every year in March-April.
The AIFF's objectives include two primary strategies:
(1) To make audacious documentary films more accessible to more people
(2) To help more people and organization discover opportunities for participation in activism.
Films presented in the festival are a powerful statement of social change. The Festival combines also short classes and forums to raise and explore current challenges and showcase appealing works. The Festival is supported in parts through grants from international donors and private and community sponsors.
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The AIFF Film Festival could not happen without the dedication and hard work of our volunteers. If you're looking to return as a volunteer for the 2012 Festival, or you want to join in our the fun, we have started accepting registration.
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