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June 9–15, 2017

The 15th Annual
African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago

Film Still: Everything But a Man


"As diverse and porous as the diaspora itself"
  —TimeOut Chicago
"Its most ambitious program to date"
  —Chicago Tribune

ArtMattan Productions and The Facets Cinematheque are presenting The 15th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago. To celebrate its 15th Anniversary in Chicago, the African Diaspora International Film Festival (ADIFF) will present its most ambitious program to date in the Windy City. With 16 documentaries and fiction films set in The United States, Chile, Canada, South Africa, Haiti, Spain, France, Guadeloupe, The UK, Burkina Faso, and Egypt, ADIFF Chicago will celebrate 15 years of great cinema and great talks with new films, special events and revealing stories!

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.

Sponsor logos for ADIFF 2017

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 The 15th Annual African Diaspora International Film Festival—Chicago

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