Manitoba Live Music Event

2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival | Opening Reception

Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:30pm
Marisolle Negash
Platform Gallery
100 Arthur St #121, Winnipeg, MB
Black Space Winnipeg
Winnipeg Film Group


2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival 
February 23-25 
Presented by Black Space Winnipeg
& Winnipeg Film Group 

Black Space Winnipeg in partnership with Winnipeg Film Group is proud to present the Afro Prairie Film Festival in celebration of Black History Month from Friday, February 23 - Sunday, February 25, 2018 taking place at the Cinematheque, 100 Arthur St. The Afro Prairie Film Festival is the first Black-centric film festival across the Prairies that is dedicated to the support and exposure of emerging and established Black filmmakers across Canada. For three days, participants can look forward to a weekend filled with education, workshops and a chance to explore Black narratives in filmmaking. 

Programming, Workshops and More...

All programming is dedicated to supporting Black Filmmakers across the Prairies and throughout Canada. The festival is extremely proud and excited to present featured visiting filmmakers Amandine Gay (Director of Ouvrir la Voix - joins us over Skype), Charles Officer (Unarmed Verses) and filmmaking legend Charles Burnett (To Sleep With Anger). Each featured guest’s film is followed by a Q+A with the director, so stick around after the film. Participants can buy individual Tickets or a Festival Pass (which gets you access to the entire festival).

Opening Reception with Marisolle Negash 

On Friday, February 23, 9:30pm in Platform Gallery do not miss our festival Opening Reception with Marisolle Negash. Enjoy food, live music and entrainment on the festival's opening night! For information on festival screenings and workshops please visit our event page at: 2018 Afro Prairie Film Festival.  

Support Our Cause 

Black Space Winnipeg is supported through community donations and funding. Much of what we do is possible thanks to people who believe in our mission and donate to our cause. We are accepting donations of any kind towards the Afro Prairie Film Festival, please see the following link:

Want to Get Involved? 

Our events would not be possible without the hard work and dedication from our amazing volunteers. We are seeking volunteers from our community who are looking to join our energetic team and ensure the success of the Afro Prairie Film Festival. Please fill out the following information at:

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