Our Mission

The Silicon Valley African Film Festival promotes an understanding and appreciation of Africa and Africans through moving images. Aptly themed “Africa through the African lens”, the film festival celebrates the vast richness of the African Continent through the lenses of Africa’s seasoned and emerging filmmakers and, crucially, provides audiences with exquisite lenses to the real Africa.

In fulfillment of its mission, the Silicon Valley African Film Festival:

  • Curates a world-class festival of African films and provides our audience access to the richness, diversity and vitality of Africa’s creative expressions.
  • Promotes cultural literacy through post-screening dialogues, community and school outreach so our audiences can engage and interact with African filmmakers on issues of personal, local and global significance.
  • Promotes ideas exchange and collaborations between American and African film industry practitioners.

It was one of the best experiences I have ever had, it was a very enlightening and enriching festival. I would definitely recommend this festival for anyone willing to have a deeper image of Africa and Africans in general.”

Nada Ibrahim

Director, Finding Me (Egypt)

Our Team

Chike C. Nwoffiah

Founder & Executive Director
Chike is a Nigerian filmmaker and arts consultant. He was listed as one of the “Top Ten Most Influential African Americans” in the San Francisco Bay Area by City Flight Magazine in 2000.
Karl Welch
Director of Operations
Adolpha Cole
Director of Programs
Gabriel Nwoffiah II
Chief Technology Officer
Zaza Kabayadondo
Director of Learning & Volunteer Experiences

International Advisory Board

  • Stephen Ozoigbo (USA)
  • Diem Jones (USA)
  • Prof. Jude Akudinobi (USA)
  • Prof. David Anthony (USA)
  • Dr. Esailama Artry-Diouf (USA)
  • Deanna Tryon (USA)
  • Michael Sekoni (USA
  • Diane Lima (Brazil)
  • Prof. Aboubakar Sanogo (Canada)
  • Prof. Chika Anyanwu (Australia)
  • Lucy Igbenabor (Nigeria)
  • Dr. Mohamed Gazala (Egypt)
  • Dela Acolatse (Ghana)
  • Alvin Kasule (Uganda)

How to support our festival

In addition to attending the festival, there are other ways you can support our mission and be a part of this journey. You can become a sponsor, partner, or volunteer, and help us bring this amazing event to more people. By partnering with us, you will have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact and contribute to the growth and success of the festival.

We truly appreciate your support and look forward to welcoming you to our festival. If you have any further feedback or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are always looking for ways to improve and make the festival an even better experience for everyone.

Thank you for your support!

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