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Online African Film Festival (OAFF)

A project in Paris, France by Jean Fall - founder of Cinewax & OAFF

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The first online streaming platform & festival dedicated to AFRICAN and DIASPORA films; this will be available worldwide all year long!
Backers: 687
Average Pledge Per Backer: €53

Funded: €36,602 of €25,000
Dates: Jun 24th -> Aug 3rd (40 days)
Project By: Jean Fall - founder of Cinewax & OAFF
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Latest News

24H LEFT the countdown begins !

August 2nd - via:
We are so excited !!! It's almost the end ! 24H LEFT to support the OAFF platform ! We are a few hours from reaching our goal of 50 000€ and we believe it's still possible with the help of each and everyone of you. You are 588 backers of the OAFF... (Read More)

5 Years of work and 48h to convince you ! Message from the founder

August 1st - via:
Hello everyone, For the last months we have been working on the reopening of our African Film platform worldwide.  But in fact we have been developping Cinewax and the promotion of African films since 2015 It's 5 years of work, 100 event and... (Read More)

5 days left ! This is what we could do if we reach 50 000€ !

July 29th - via:
Hello ! We now have 5 day left until the end of the fundraising for the new OAFF Plaftorm. We want to reach our Goal 2 of 50 000€, and this is why. With the first goal 1 (25 000€), we are only able to reopen the platform for an entire year, but... (Read More)

101% We made it ! SPECIAL IG LIVE NOW TO CELEBRATE !! Let's reach 200%

July 28th - via:
YEAAAAAAH THANK YOU GUYS ! We are so happy to have reached the first goal of 100% !! We can FULLY FUND the platform for 1 year now; JOIN US NOW on @cinewax for a SPECIAL IG LIVE at 7pm GMT +2 (Paris) / 1PM EDT NYC We will offer lifetime access and... (Read More)

7 days left to support OAFF ! 😱 Let's reach 100% by tomorrow !?

July 27th - via:
This is it  ! 7 DAYS left to Donate to the OAFF project ! We are already at 88%  👉 Let's reach 100% by tomorrow and go beyond ! Less than 3000€ to reach our goal 1 !! Remember that you can get LIFETIME ACCESS for only 100€ limited edition,... (Read More)

Here is what we could do if we reach 50 000€ for the OAFF platform !

July 27th - via:
Hey guys, It's almost the end and we wanted to share some important information as we are approaching towards our  👉 100% goal. By reaching this first goal, we are able to run the platform for 1 entire year, and it's great. But what's even... (Read More)

We're close to 80% today ! The goal is very near, 9 days left !

July 25th - via:
Hello guys, We are so happy to see our dream coming to reality day by day. Today we are approaching the 80% of the goal ! Vision is everything. We want to be transparent and clear with you concerning our goals and how we will use the Kickstarter... (Read More)

How Ema Edosio is celebrating the strenght and tenacity of Africans

July 23rd - via:
We had the chance of interviewing Nigerian director Ema Edosio about her journey into filmmaking in Nigeria. A message of hope and determination. Cinewax is introducing a new series of portrait of inspiring African Filmmakers during its fundraising... (Read More)

What is the OAFF platform Roadmap after the launch ?

July 22nd - via:
Hello ! We have still 12 days left before the end of the campaign. We have shown you the films we want to put on the platform, the new features, and the concept, but we didn't explain you how do we breakdown everything.  Here is the ROADMAP of the... (Read More)

We are continuing our IG LIVE SERIES #AfricabyAfricans - tonight is @Arristide the founder of @kentegentlemen

July 21st - via:
Today we are welcoming in LIVE at 3pm EDT @arristide the founder of @kenteglentlemen, an ivorian tailoring brand which uses local fabric and is inspired by Africans.  The ivorian designer will tell us his journey to making a successful fashion brand... (Read More)

D-13 | New partnership with Mostra de cinemas africanos for film translation in portuguese

July 21st - via:
Good news ! We have partnered with the Brazil based festival Mostra de cinemas africanos to translate the films in portuguese on the OAFF platform right from the REOPENING ! For more than 3 years, they have been working on the promotion of African... (Read More)

Why it's necessary to have our own African voices represented

July 17th - via:
Hello, I wanted to share my thoughts with you today.  Recently we are seing a lot of negative news towards the black and African communities, and it's not new. Just yesterday we heard that the french media Canal+ banned one of his black journalist... (Read More)

Already 57% - We progressing toward the final line ! And we have a special interview with Wanuri Kahiu for you

July 15th - via:
Hello guys ! We have reached 57% already and we are so happy to move closer to the goal each day ! Our goal is to showcase African filmmakers all year long!  In fact, we have already started. We just did a short interview with Wanuri Kahiu, the... (Read More)

Already 32% in 6 days, and 107 backers !!

July 1st - via:
Thanks you so much for your support. We have reached the first gap of 100 backers :D (exactly 107). We are seing an incredible support from you and we thank you. Now it's time to promote African stories worldwide ! You can help us get to the next... (Read More)

We are featured in France 24 Live news ! We are so happy ;)

June 27th - via:
France 24, the famous media that covers African news 24/24, has invited Cinewax to introduce the Online African Film Festival on Friday June 26th. We were so happy to be able to share our project to the world.  If you know some journalist or media... (Read More)

Day 4 and already 21% of the goal ! Let's continue ;)

June 27th - via:
We are getting more and more feedbacks and questions from you to ask what movies will be shown once the platform will be online! We will try to add at least 30 African films within the first month, and then progressively extend to 100 movies during... (Read More)

Already 10% in 24h, Thanks a lot !

June 26th - via:
Thank you so much for your support ! We are continuing to promote African stories thanks to you. We got some news soon for you. Merci beaucoup pour votre soutien ! Nous continuons à promouvoir les histoires africaines ! On a du nouveau bientôt pour... (Read More)

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