Sembene The Film Festival 2016-2017
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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