The African Film Festival 2017 Schedule

Schedule is now posted for film screenings, downloadable at Selected films trailers have been highlighted since the beginning of the season and are now rounding up, press releases have been distributed to various media houses and members of the public to help generate awareness, through much of that, there’s eager anticipation created and many are looking forward to some of our best films produced by you. Not withstanding, there’s much that still needs to be done. The time is now to rally up your community to come out and support your hard work. A film is as good as its audience.

Now is the time to start making arrangements to attend with the festival a mere weeks away. Filmmakers are strongly urged to notify the festival of their intent to attend. Filmmakers are advised to take advantage of TAFF special room rates at our partner hotels before they increase. Rates are good until June 15th. For more information, please visit our website at


Screening venues are as follows:

Friday, June 30th starting
Time: 7 PM
Texas Theatre
231 W Jefferson Blvd, Dallas, TX 75208

Saturday and Sunday, July 1 - 2, 2017
Time: 11AM - 7 PM
African American Museum
3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210

Monday, July 3rd starting
Time: 6 PM
Dallas City Performance Hall
2520 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201


And the nominees are…

The long awaited moment is here. TAFF will soon announce its 2017 nominees. Our panel of judges have been hard at work choosing from a wide selection of films submitted by our filmmakers. At long last, the painstaking process is drawing to a close and in the coming days, TAFF 2017 nominees will be announced. There are sixteen awards this year and five contenders for each award. The competition will officially begin with the announcement.




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.

Get your tickets now

Tickets are selling fast. There’s still time to obtain festival passes. Choose from Single, Day, Weekend and All Festival passes to film screenings and events, as well as Regular and VIP passes to the Awards Gala. Obtain your passes here before they’re all gone!


Texas Film Commission

Dallas Film Commission

Dallas Arts District

Dallas Arts District


Africa Talk Show

Ethiopian Airlines

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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.