The year 2018 is here! What resolutions did you make? Is it a new film? Is it taking acting classes? Is it writing, directing, or producing a story? Remember that everything does not need to be perfect before you can achieve whatever you have set your mind on. Just Do It!

Where would you be the weekend that the United States celebrates its 241st Independence? Will you join African filmmakers to showcase our rich culture and stories in Dallas? Will you participate in our workshops and symposium on African cinema? Will you be there for the closing & award night ceremony on July 3rd?

Time to start planning to be a part of The African Film Festival 2018 is Now!! We are looking forward to seeing you in Dallas.



Everybody has a story to tell. TAFF is bringing folktales back; right in our backyard in Texas!!! Got a story to tell under 10 minutes? TAFF 2018 is the place to be. Tales Under The Moonlight will be told on this year's opening night on June 29th. Send your story or your demo link for consideration to: info@theafricanfilmfestival.org


Submit Your Film

We are still accepting films until the end of February 2018. Do not wait until the last minute to submit yours. Our secure filmfreeway portal for submissions can be reached through: submit.TAFFEST.com




TAFF welcomes sponsors. An effort such as this is not without strong collaborators and supporters who share our vision. Please contact us if you would like to be a sponsor. TAFF welcomes volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of The Festival and volunteering comes with many privileges, including ALL ACCESS PASS to all our events. Volunteers have opportunities to help shape the event, making it a memorable experience for our filmmakers and attendees. In exchange for your time, you are given the opportunity to attend ALL Festival events, including After Parties and Behind the Scene activities.


Texas Film Commission

Dallas Film Commission

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts District


Africa Talk Show

Ethiopian Airlines

Cultural Affairs


TAFF is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization that focuses on films addressing Social, Economic, Ethnic, Political, Religious, or Health issues that affect Africa.