By Brooke Boucher
SOUTH Wales arts centre Chapter has announced its Bringing Africa to Wales Film Festival will be going ahead this year – albeit in a different form.
Founded eight years ago in South Wales, Watch-Africa Cymru is Wales’ only African Film Festival, and this year’s edition will take place from Friday, February 19, until Sunday, February 28.
Along with supporters Ffilm Cymru and Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Watch-Africa Cymru has curated an exciting programme, which will be hosted online, mostly by Cardiff’s Chapter.
The festival will showcase 10 films, live Q&As with directors, casts and experts, and will also bring some engaging workshops specially arranged to complement the upcoming films, including a workshop on African folklore.
Claire Vaughan, Chapter’s cinema programme manager said: “We’ve been working with Watch-Africa Cymru for many years and I’m very pleased that we’ve been able to offer audiences the festival digitally this year.
“There are some real treats in store – documentaries from Wales-based filmmakers, social commentary, comedy, classics, and some of the most beautiful photography you’ll see this year.