THE PLANET AFRICA EXPERIENCE

One of the most influential decades of Black Film History, the program showcased over 150 films representing the diversity of Pan-African perspectives and art in storytelling. 

In 1995, the Toronto International Film Festival launched a new section showcasing films from Africa and the African diaspora. Over its 10 years, Planet Africa brought films by Safi Faye, John Akomfrah, Abderrahmane Sissako, Euzhan Palcy, Charles Burnett, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and more to Toronto.

 

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A LOOK

BEHIND THE SCENES

ORIGINS, HISTORY & LEGACY

Created in 1995 by Cameron Bailey, Planet Africa was a Festival programme dedicated to cinema from Africa and the African diaspora. Programmed by Cameron Bailey, followed by June Givanni and  then Gaylene Gould, it ran as a part of the TIFF Festival for 10 years.

In the ten years  (1995 - 2004) that Planet Africa ran, it successfully launched careers,  created new audience and solidified Toronto as  multicultural destination for world class cinema.

SEPTEMBER  2020 marks  the 25th Anniversary of the program  to celebrate Special Edition PLANET AFRICA '25 Program, which will add several new films and talent to the Planet Africa Legacy.

CAMERON  BAILEY

1995  -  1998  & 2020

Planet Africa'25

Special Edition

JUNE GIVANNI

1998 - 2000 & 2004

GAYLENE GOULD

2002-2004

PLANET AFRICA TEAM

The team that pulled together all the various parts of Planet Africa to make it such a vibrant, memorable time, were superb.  Among the many contributors were: 

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Black film community and organizations such as BFVN.

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This site is currently being updated.  If you were a the partner, participant and have updated information, please complete the PAL Partner Form on the contact page.

The Planet Africa Legacy Digital Archive was made possible through the generous support and contributions of:

PATRONS

Alfons Adetuyi

Horace Fears

Mildred Jones

Marva Ollivierre

Ray Williams

 

COLLABORATORS

Orla Garriques

Dave Campbell

Jason Ebanks

Raymond Charles

Jennifer Noble

CONTRIBUTORS

Cherise Solomon 

Gabriel Docet Donita

Donna-Lee Bolden-Kerr

Erica Shaw

Dahlia Thompson

YOUTH CONTRIBUTORS 

Jazzmin Kerr

Emily Chris

SPECIAL THANKS

Cameron Bailey

June Givanni

Gaylene Gould

Grecia Mayers

Gerry Flahive

Robin Uchida

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