PLANET AFRICA | FILM INDEX (Preview)

This directory is a comprehensive listing of the films from TIFF’s renowned
Planet Africa program (1995 - 2004), dedicated to cinema from Africa and the African Diaspora, including shorts, documentaries, features, and world premieres. 

One of the most influential decades of Black Film History, the program showcased over 150 films representing the diversity of Pan-African perspectives and the art of storytelling. Click here for a list of Planet Africa Filmmakers

STARTING September 1st, 2020, 10-day countdown to  TIFF opening day 2020, a NEW Film Program Year from the decade of PLANET AFRICA was released each day.

Films are listed by film title, director, country, and Planet Africa Screening Year. Click here to start at the beginning with the Planet Africa 1995 Film Program.

  • 40 Years A Prisoner | Tommy Oliver | USA 2020 *(Planet Africa 25)

  • 100 Days | Nick Hughes | RWA/UK | 2001

  • Abouna | Mahamat Saleh Haroun | FRA/TCD | 2002

  • Above & Beneath (short) | René Alberta  | USA | 2004

  • Adanggaman | Roger Gnoan M'Bala | CIV | 2000

  • L'Afrance (As a Man) | Alain Gomis | FRA | 2001

  • Afrique, Afrique, mon Afrique... | Idrissa Ouedraogo | FRA | 1995

  • Afropunk: The "Rock n Roll Nigger" Experience | James Spooner | USA | 2003

  • After the Rain | Ross Kettle | USA/ZAF | 1999

  • Aïcha (short) | Newton I. Aduaka | SEN/NGA |  2004

  • Ainsi Soit Il (So Be It) (short) | Joseph Gaï Ramaka | SEN | 1998

  • Akilla’s Escape | Charles Officer | Canada | 2020 *(Planet Africa 25)

  • Alexei and the Spring | Seiichi Motohashi | 2002

  • Ali Zaoua | Nabil Ayouch | MAR | 2000

  • All About Darfur | Taghreed Elsanhouri | SDN/UK |  2004

  • Are You Cinderella? (short) | Charles Hall | USA | 2000

  • Aristotle’s Plot | Jean-Pierre Bekolo | FRA/ZWE | 1996

  • Asientos (short doc) | François Woukoache | SEN/BEL | 1996

  • Ataklan | Naked Walk (short) | Walt Lovelace | TTO | 2002

  • Auguy (short) | Munga Tunda Do | COG/BEL | 2000

  • L’autre (The Other) (* Masters Screening) | Youssef Chahine | EGY | 1999 

  • Babymother | Julian Henriques | UK | 1998

  • Bàttu | Cheick Oumar Sissoko | SEN/FRA/UK | 2000

  • Black Attack | Walt Lovelace | TTO | 2002

  • Bent Familia | Nouri Bouzid | TUN | 1998

  • The Best Man (* Special Presentation) | Malcolm D. Lee | USA |  1999 

  • Bintou (short) | Fanta Regina Nacro | BFA | 2001

  • Breeze | Barbara Sanon | USA | 1997

  • Bullet Boy | Saul Dibb | UK |  2004

  • Buud Yam | Gaston Kaboré | BFA/FRA | 1997

  • Bye Bye Africa | Mahamat Saleh Haroun | TCD/FRA | 2000

  • Chef! | Jean-Marie Teno | FRA/CMR | 1999

  • Les Chemins de l'Oued | Gaël Morel | FRA | 2002

  • Christmas With Granny (short) | Dumisani Phakathi | ZAF | 2000

  • Compensation | Zeinabu irene Davis | USA | 1999

  • Corps Plongés (It's Not About Love) | Raoul Peck | FRA/HTI | 1998

  • Cry Me a Baby (short) | Tamsin McCarthy | ZAF | 1999

  • Dancehall Queen | Rick Elgood & Don Letts | JAM | 1997

  • Dark | D.A. Bullock | USA | 2003

  • Destiny (Al Massir) | Youssef Chahine | EGY/FRA | 1997

  • La Damie| Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | GA | 1997

  • Downstream to Kinshasa (En route pour le milliard) | Dieudo Hamadi | The Democratic Republic of the Congo/France/Belgium | 2020 *(Planet Africa 25)

  • Dr. Endesha Ida Mae Holland | Charles Burnett | USA | 1998

  • The Elevator (short) | Alrick Riley | UK | 2000

  • El Medina (La Ville) | Yousry Nasrallah | FRA/EGY | 2000

  • É Minha Cara | Thomas Allen Harris | USA | 2001

  • En Face | Zina Modiano & Mehdi Ben Attia | FRA | 2000

  • Everyone’s Child | Tsitsi Dangarembga | ZWE | 1996

  • The Father (short) | Ermias Woldeamlak | ETH2001

  • Fools | Ramadan Suleman | ZAF/FRA | 1997

  • Le Franc | Djibril Diop Mambéty | SEN | 1995

  • G | Christopher Scott Cherot | USA | 2002

  • Gardiens de la Mémoire (Keepers of Memory) | Eric Kabera | RWA |  2004

  • La Genèse | Cheick Oumar Sissoko | MLI/FRA | 1999

  • George and the Bicycle Pump (Jorge la bombs) (short) | Asha Lovelace | CUB | 2002 

  • Le Goût des jeunes filles (On the Verge of a Fever) | John L'Écuyer | CAN |  2004

  • Le Grand Voyage | Ismaël Ferroukhi | FRA/MAR |  2004

  • Guimba (The Tyrant) | Cheick Oumar Sissoko | MLI/BFA/DEU | 1995

  • Haramuya | Drissa Touré | BFA/FRA | 1995

  • Harlem Aria | William Jennings | USA | 1999

  • Hav Plenty | Christopher Scott Cherot | USA | 1997

  • The Hero | Zézé Gamboa | AGO/PRT/FRA |  2004

  • Hijack Stories | Oliver Schmitz | DEU/UK | 2000

  • His/Herstory (short) | Nzinga Kemp | USA | 2003

  • Histoire de Tresses | Jacqueline Kalimunda | RWA/FRA | 2003

  • Honey and Ashes (Miel et cendres) | Nadia Farès​ | TUN/CHE | 1997

  • How to Get the Man's Foot Out of Your Ass (aka. Baadasssss!) | Mario Van Peebles | USA | 2003

  • Hot-Irons | Andrew Dosunmu | USA | 1999

  • I Bring You Frankincense | Ngozi Onwurah | UK | 1996

  • I Have a Dream (short) | Zak Ove | USA | 2002

  • Inch'Allah Dimanche | Yamina Benguigui | FRA | 2001

  • John Henrik Clarke: A Great and Mighty Walk | St. Clair Bourne | USA | 1996

  • Karmen | Joseph Gaï Ramaka | FRA/SEN/CAN | 2001

  • The Keeper | Joe Brewster | USA | 1995

  • Khorma, Enfant Du Cimetiere | Jilani Saadi | FRA/TUN/BEL |  2002

  • The Killers (short) | Tanya Hamilton | USA | 1995

  • The Killing Yard | Euzhan Palcy​​​ | USA | 2001

  • Kounandi | Apolline Traoré | BFA | 2004

  • The Last Angel of History | John Akomfrah | UK | 1996

  • Living with Pride: Ruth Ellis @ 100 | Yvonne Welbon | 1999

  • Love and Action in Chicago | Dwayne Johnson-Cochran​​ | USA | 1999

  • Lumumba | Raoul Peck | FRA/BEL/HTI/DEU | 2000 *(Special Presentation)

  • Macadam Tribu | José Laplaine (Zeka Laplaine) | FRA/ZR/MLI | 1996

  • Malunde | Stefanie Sycholt | ZAF/DEU | 2001

  • Martin Luther King: Days of Hope | John Akomfrah | UK | 1997

  • Mille Mois (A Thousand Months) | Faouzi Bensaïdi | FRA/MAR/BEL | 2003

  • Mixing Nia | Alison Swan | USA | 1998

  • Moi et mon blanc | S. Pierre Yaméogo | BFA | 2003

  • Mossane | Safi Faye | SEN | 1997

  • Mouka (short) | Adama Roamba | BFA | 2001

  • Mud Madness (short) | Walt Lovelace | TTO | 2002

  • Now Jimmy! (short) | Mary Wells | JAM | 2002

  • La Nuit de la vérité | Fanta Régina Nacro | FRA/BFA |  2004

  • Off Duty (short) | Buboo Kakati | USA |  2004

  • Olivia's Story (short) | Charles Burnett | ZAF | 1999

  • On The Edge (short) | Newton I. Aduaka | UK | 1998

  • One Flight Stand (short) | Saladin Patterson | USA |  2004

  • One Love | Rick Elgood & Don Letts | NOR/UK | 2003

  • One Week | Carl Seaton | USA | 2000

  • L'Onzième Commandement | Mama Keïta​​ | FRA | 1998

  • Outcry | Destau Damtu | IL | 2003

  • Paris: XY | José Laplaine (aka Zeka Laplaine) | FRA | 2001

  • Passage du Milieu | Guy Deslauriers | MTQ | 2000

  • Pièces D'identités (Pieces of Identity) | Mwezé Ngangura | COD/FRA/BEL | 1998

  • Puk Nini (short) | Fanta Nagro | BF | 1996

  • La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil | Djibril Diop Mambety | SEN | 1999

  • Portrait of a Young Man Drowning (short) | Teboho Mahlatsi | ZAF | 1999

  • Promised Land | Jason Xenopoulos | ZAF | 2002

  • Rage | Newton I. Aduaka | UK | 1999

  • Rendez-Vous by Mariette Monpierre | 2002

  • Rituals (short) | Carol Mayes | ZAF | 1999

  • Royal Bonbon | Charles Najman | FRA/CAN/HTI | 2002

  • Sabriya (short) | Abderrahmane Sissako | TUN | 1997

  • La saison des hommes | Moufida Tlatli | TUN/FRA | 2000

  • Secrets | Sheryl Lee Ralph | 1998

  • Short on Sugar (short) | Joseph Anaya | USA | 2003

  • Shottas | Cess Silvera | USA/JAM | 2002

  • Sidney's Chair (short) | Roberto Bangura | UK | 1995 

  • Silmandé (Tourbillon) | S. Pierre Yameogo | BFA/FRA | 1998

  • Le Silence de la forêt | Didier Ouénangaré & Bassek ba Kobhio | CMR/GAB/CAF | 2003

  • The Sky in Her Eyes | Ouida Smit & Madoda Ncayiyana | ZAF | 2003

  • Slam | Marc Levin | USA | 1998

  • Snipes | Richard Murray | USA | 2001

  • Soldiers of the Rock | Norman Maake | ZAF | 2003

  • Souko Camera Box (short) | Issiaka Konaté | BFA | 1998

  • Speak Like A Child | John Akomfrah | UK | 1998

  • Spiders and Flies (short) | Danny Thompson | UK | 1996

  • A Spoonful of Sugar (short) | Andrea Williams | USA | 2004

  • La Squale | Fabrice Genestal | FRA | 2000

  • The Station (short) | Aaron Woolfolk | USA/JPN | 2000

  • Strange & Charmed | Shari Frilot | USA | 2003

  • A String of Pearls | Camille Billops & James V. Hatch | USA | 2002

  • A Summer In La Goulette | Ferid Boughedir | TN/FR/BB | 1996

  • Surrender (short) | Celine Gilbert​ | USA | 2001

  • Taafé Fanga | Adama Drabo | MLI | 1997

  • Take Your Bags (short) | Camille Billops | USA | 1998

  • Time Out (short) | Xelinda Yancy | USA | 2004

  • Third World Cop | Chris Browne | JAM | 1999

  • Through the Door of No Return | Shirikiana Aina | USA | 1997

  • To Be a Black Man | Nelson George​ | USA | 1997

  • Tourbillons | Alain Gomis | SEN | 2000

  • Ubuntu's Wounds | Sechaba Morojele | USA/ZAF | 2002

  • Un été à La Goulette | Férid Boughedir | TUN/FRA/BEL | 1996

  • Vacances Au Pays | Jean-Marie Teno​​ | CMR/FRA/DEU | 2000

  • Valley of the Innocent, Tal der Ahnungslosen (original title) | Branwen Okpako | DEU | 2003

  • La Vie Sur Terre (Life on Earth) | Abderrahmane Sissako | FRA/MLI | 1998

  • Vintage: Families of Value | Thomas Allen Harris | USA | 1995

  • Waiting for Happiness (Heremakono) | Abderrahmane Sissako | FRA/MRT | 2002

  • The Watermelon Woman | Cheryle Dunyne | USA | 1996

  • The Way I See It | Dawn Porter | USA | 2020 *(Planet Africa 25)

  • W.E.B. Du Bois: A Biography in Four Voices | Louis J. Massiah | USA | 1996

  • What My Mother Told Me (short) | Frances-Anne Solomon | UK | 1995

  • When the Stars Meet the Sea/ Quand les étoiles rencontrent lamer |
    Raymond Rajaonarivelo | MG/FR | 
    1996

  • Les Yeux secs (Cry No More) | Narjiss Nejjar​ | FRA/MAR | 2003

CALL & RESPONSE: This listing is currently being updated. If you are the Filmmaker/Distributor/Agent and have updated information, please complete the
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Next scheduled update: Monday, February 1, 2021.  Submission deadline: Friday, November 13, 5:00pm. See Contact Page for details.

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