The principal aims of the festival have been, since its inception, to introduce Scottish audiences to the brilliance of African cinema and to conquer the below-representation and marginalization of African film in British film-going culture. Africa in Motion is an annual African film festival which will take spot in Edinburgh, Scotland, in late October/early November. It is the greatest African film festival in the United Kingdom.The main aim of the festival is to provide audiences in Scotland a likelihood to view the greatest of African cinema from across the continent.
Africa in Motion’s program contains each contemporary and traditional African cinema. Many film categories are covered like characteristics, shorts, documentaries, animation, Nollywood, horror and experimental perform. Many of the films screened at AiM have by no means just before been shown in Scotland, and the festival therefore offers opportunities for the Scottish audience to view African films. AiM 2008 has toured a number of cities across the UK, like Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Derby, Dundee, Glasgow, Inverness, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and Stirling.
AiM hostes a brief-film competitors showcasing the function of a quantity young and emerging African filmmakers, with the winner receiving a cash prize of £1,000. Film screenings are accompanied by a range of events including panel discussions, symposiums, workshops, African music performances, exhibitions, storytelling sessions and other folks.
Directors invited to the festival have incorporated Souleymane Cissé from Mali, Gaston Kaboré from Burkina Faso, and South African Richard Stanley.
Kayaking mission throughout Africa although generating awareness about solar technology.