Welcome to a New Festival Year!

Are you ready for TAFF 2017? It is unbelievable to think of TAFF in its second year, but here we are! This year is shaping up to be even better than the last. We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure another memorable event this coming fourth of July weekend. We are beyond excited at the promise of the near future. Be sure to check out our website for updates. The second installment of TAFF is from June 24th to July 3rd, 2017. Interested filmmakers will participate in shooting, acting, editing, and color correcting a short film from June 24th to June 29th. June 30th to July 3rd will be open to both filmmakers and the general public.


Screenings at the African American Museum

The African American Museum is the only one of its kind in the Southwestern Region devoted to the preservation and display of artistic, cultural and historical materials pertaining to the people of African descent in the United States. It has one of the largest African American Folk Art collections in the country; and we could not have chosen a better place to show films about (and from) the motherland by filmmakers worldwide.


Closing/Awards night at the Dallas City Performance Hall

The closing/awards night on July 3rd, 2017 will be held at the same venue as last year's - the Dallas City Performance Hall - a multi-disciplinary center for cultural performances representing the breadth of artistic and cultural diversity within the City of Dallas. The dynamic theater and front lobby are designed to encourage interaction from the street to the stage. Last year's attendees can attest to this fact. We are looking forward to seeing you in Dallas this year!




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.