Women Creators of the Future - a programme of films by and about African women at LIFF 2022, presented with the Film Femmes Afrique Festival in Senegal

We are delighted to be collaborating with the Films Femmes Afrique Festival in Senegal to present a special programme of films by women from across Africa and the diaspora, supported by the British Council. Films Femmes Afrique held its 5th edition in March 2022 with the theme ‘Women Creators of the Future', and we continue this celebration with a selection of documentary and fiction titles that tell remarkable stories of African women. Many of the titles are debut features, highlighting the sheer talent of female filmmakers across the continent.

Films include Erige Sehiri’s acclaimed fiction debut Under The Fig Trees and a special programme of shorts reflecting on what it means to call a place home. Maryam Touzani returns to the festival with her latest feature The Blue Caftan, in addition to her much loved debut Adam. Special events include the Afro-futurist musical Neptune Frost with a panel discussion on African cinema & cinephilia, the spellbinding documentary Above Water with a panel discussion on climate change, and Youth, the first feature film made in Djibouti, screening in partnership with Cinema Africa!.

To see the films and events in our Films Femmes Afrique programme please click the links below.

Above Water + Climate Change Panel Discussion


The Blue Caftan

Fig Tree

Films Femmes Afrique Shorts: A Sense of Home


Neptune Frost + Panel Discussion

No Simple Way Home

One Take Grace

Under The Fig Trees