Film & Broadcasting: The Africa Film Festival

The Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival was founded in 2005 by Lizelle Bisschoff, then a PhD student at the University of Stirling and now an academic in the College of Arts. The festival programming has always been closely related to and informed by Lizelle’s research.

Filmhouse Cinema (Edinburgh) has been the main hosting venue for the festival, but in 2012 the festival expanded to Glasgow, screening films and hosting events at the University of Glasgow, the Glasgow Film Theatre, and the African and Caribbean Network.
So far AiM has screened around 300 African films to audiences totalling almost 20,000 people, as well as hosting Q&As with directors, panel discussions, workshops, African storytelling, and performances by African musicians.

Africa in Motion


Dr Lizelle Bisschoff

To learn more about this project or to discuss developing a partnership with the College of Arts please contact Dr Fraser Rowan the College of Arts Business Development manager by email or phone (0141 330 3885).

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