The Luanda International Film Festival is taking place from November 22 – 29 at the Cine Atlantico, Belas Shopping Cinema and in the Pepetela Auditorium at the Camoes Institute next to the Portuguese embassy. The brand new festival will showcase both new and re-released films from countries including South Africa, Sao Tome, France, Portugal, Brazil, China and of course, Angola.

Continuous screenings of Angolan amateur videos will also run at the Sala Estudio in Cine Atlantic. As well, four days of panel discussions and debates will take to the stage of the Auditorium at the Triple AAA Building in downtown Luanda. And also not to be missed: a photographic exhibition on Angolan cinema, specially prepared by Cinemateca de Angola, will be on display at Cine Atlantico, Cine Place and Auditorio Pepetela.

The Angolan Cinema, Audiovisual and Multimedia Institute (IACAM) is organizing the festival. Click here to download a pdf of the Festival’s two-page program, which is written in English and Portuguese and includes show times and locations. For more information, you can also call IACAM in Luanda at 222 33 53 05; email or visit the English translation of the FIC website here.