Microphone, A Screaming Man, Shirley Adams and Venus Noir among competition entries.
The 8th Tarifa African Film Festival (June 11-19) will see 148 African films from 23 countries compete for 8 awards worth €46,500 ($67,800).
The festival will host 200 filmmakers including African directors Abderrahmane Sissako and Moustapha Alassane.
Ten features will compete in the festival’s African Dream section:
Microphone, dir Ahmad Abdalla (Egypt)
A Screaming Man (Un Homme Qui Crie), dir M. S. Haroun (Chad)
State of Violonce, dir K. Matabane (South Africa)
Shirley Adams, dir O. Hermanus (South Africa)
A Jamaa, dir D. A. Syad (Morocco)
Venus Noir, dir A. Kechiche (Tunisia)
Le voyage à Alger, dir A. Bahloul (Algeria)
Hawi, dir I. El Batout (Egypt)
Ndoto Za Elibdi, dir K. Wa Ndung’u & N. Reding (Kenya)
The Place Inbetween (Notre Etrangere), dir S. Bouyain (Burkino Faso)
S. A. Zannou’s La Puerta De No Retorno will open the festival.
The festival offers awards for best feature-length film, direction, actor and actress, documentary, short film, short film audiovisual creation and an Audience Award.
This year’s event also includes sections for animated films, a Congolese retrospective and 16 titles in a sidebar called Cinema and censorship/ Cinema and democracy/ The cases of Tunisia and Egypt, featuring works from the two countries.