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June 12–18, 2015

The 13th Annual
Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival

Film Still: La Pirogue


"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"
  —TimeOut Chicago

ArtMattan Productions and The Facets Cinematheque are presenting The 13th Annual Chicago African Diaspora Film Festival. This outstanding event will feature a selection of Black Independent Films from around the world, showcasing U.S. and Chicago premieres. The African Diaspora Film Festival is an eclectic mix of foreign, independent, classic and urban films representing the global Black experience through an extraordinary range of subjects and artistic approaches.

Created in 1993 by ArtMattan Productions, a company that produces a collection of programs and events promoting Afrocentric theme cultures, ADFF has long been delighting audiences with U.S. and world premieres of independent films, including features, documentaries, animation, and shorts.

Order tickets

General admission $10
Students with id and seniors (65 and up): $8

For Opening Night: $15
For the Centerpiece: $12
For Closing Night: $10/$8

Please note: Facets membership privileges for discounted admission are not eligible for the 13th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival.

The Facets Cinémathèque is located at 1517 W. Fullerton Ave. in Chicago. Call the Cinémathèque Hotline at 773.281.4114 for the latest schedule, showtimes and updates.

For all Cinémathèque inquiries, contact Charles Coleman at 773.281.9075 or

  • John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Artworks: National Endowment for the Arts
  • Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences
  • Comer Family Foundation
  • Bloomberg Philanthropies
  • Alphawood Foundation
  • Polk Bros. Foundation