Sembene The Film Festival 2016-2017

$1,195 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 21 people in 16 months
Sabira Bushra  PITTSBURGH, PA
SUPPORT SEMBENE -THE FILM & ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 - 2017 Campaign
WHO WE ARE

Sembène - The Film & Arts Festival (SFAF) is an international African Film Festival that is located in Pittsburgh, PA.  SFAF formed in 2009.  Our 8th annual festival and season runs from October 2016 through August 2017.

The film festival honors the work and continues the legacy of Senegalese filmmaker Ousmane Sembène (1923 - 2007), considered one of the most important filmmakers of the 20th century.  

WHO IS OUSMANE SEMBÈNE?

Ousmane Sembène [pronounced OOZ-MAN SIM-BEN] 
- a revolutionary who used stories as his weapons.  A man whose mission was to give voice to the millions of voiceless, disenfranchised Africans across the continent.  An artist who introduced an art form to the world's oldest continent.  The Father of African Cinema .

WHAT WE DO

SFAF presents award-winning, gorgeous, controversial films from all over the world; of every genre in venues around the city.  

Here's a snapshot of the 2016-2017 Festival and Season so far:





Take a look at the festival schedule



THE CAMPAIGN IN A NUTSHELL

This year SFAF will launch its very first GO FUND ME Campaign!  Our goal is to raise a minimum of 10% of our budget of $4,500 through crowd-funding.  The campaign will run throughout the season.

Your support of the only festival of its kind in the region allows SFAF to continue its programming, bring in filmmakers, offer master classes and keep our film offerings affordable.  

Most importantly, supporting SFAF helps us to continue the mission of Ousmane Sembene - to give voice to the voiceless through a powerful art form - film.

YOU CAN DONATE AS LITTLE AS $5.00!!  Choose DONATE ANOTHER AMOUNT TO DONATE ANY AMOUNT

There are four support levels to the campaign and a brief description.    They are: 

Level 1 - Patron level

Level 2 - Co-Producer level

Level 3 - Producers level

Level 4 - Directors level. 

 Levels 2, 3 & 4 will receive hard copies of the Program Book IF DONATIONS ARE RECEIVED BY 11/5/2015.  Otherwise, hard copies will be received with our next reprint in Spring 2016.

Rewards are attached to Levels 3 and 4.

All patrons will be included in our digital program book.  that will be updated 4 times during the season.

Thank You for your support!  See you in November!
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Thank you, Abdou, for being a patron to the only festival dedicated to the "Father of African Cinema" OUSMANE SEMBENE
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Only 10 days before TALES OF THE NIGHT


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Tales of the Night - 12/26/2015
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Thank you, Gail Austin and Jerome Garrett for you ongoing and continued support of the Film Festival
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Tales of the Night is the Film Festival's Kwanzaa Celebration
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$1,195 of $4,500 goal

Raised by 21 people in 16 months
Created October 10, 2015
Sabira Bushra  
DR
$80
Donna Roberts
1 month ago

Sembene - The Film and Art Festival is an important part of PIttsburgh's cultural scene and I'm happy to support it!

GA
$99
Gail Austin
14 months ago

A great season. You should be very proud!

$50
Beverly Jefferson
14 months ago

Hope this helps.

JG
$110
Jerome Garrett
14 months ago (Offline Donation)
$50
Abdou Cole
14 months ago
TC
$50
Terry Chalich
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
SK
$100
Sara Klein
15 months ago (Offline Donation)
SM
$49
Shari & Rita Morris
15 months ago
BJ
$25
billy jackson
15 months ago
GN
$5
Gladys Nesbit
16 months ago (Offline Donation)

Thank you, Sister Gladys, for your ongoing support of the Sembene Film Festival. See youat the movies! Love, Sabira

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