February 3 – March 4, 2023

In celebration of Black History Month at Portland Community College

A hybrid virtual/in-person festival
Free and open to the public

The Cascade Festival of African Films shows us Africa through the eyes of Africans, rather than a vision of Africa packaged for Western viewers. The films celebrate Africa’s achievements, expose its failures, and reveal possibilities for a hopeful future. Although the films cannot represent an entire continent, we hope to encourage American viewers to become interested and enrich their lens of African cultures.

How to watch the films

Africa through African lenses

Films

Festival highlights

From the blog

Welcome to the 33rd Festival
December 27, 2022
As the longest-running African film festival in the U.S., we are grateful for the chance to gather in community with you and celebrate “Africa through African lenses” with a curated collection of 20 films by African Directors from over 16 nations, live interviews with filmmakers, community conversations and more! We once again have the opportunity […]
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