IMANI @ the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival!

A scene from IMANI

IMANI, by Ugandan filmmaker Caroline Kamya, will be screening this Saturday as part of the 7th Annual San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival! This evocative film ventures into the lives of three characters—a child soldier, a maid and a hip hop dancer—living in contemporary Uganda. It received a GFI grant in 2009 and has gone on to win Best Film in an African Language at the African Movie Academy Awards and the Silver Award at the Cairo International Film Festival.

This screening marks a new partnership with the Women’s Film Institute, our neighbors at the Ninth Street Independent Film Center. IMANI is playing on Saturday, April 9th at 5:15, and our very own Operations Manager, Marita Murphy, will be introducing the film and speaking about GFI’s Granting program, which has supported filmmakers from over 45 nations to date!

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival runs April 6th-10th at the Roxie Theatre in San Francisco’s Mission district. For more information, visit the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival website.

About San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival:

Presented by the Women’s Film Institute, San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival has a long tradition of providing San Francisco residents some of the best films directed and co- directed by women from all over the world. The Festival was founded in 2004 to celebrate the achievements of women working behind the camera in film, from the earliest days of cinema up to the present, and to raise awareness about the need for more opportunities for women filmmakers. Each spring, the Festival presents a week of film screenings and other events that showcase and honor films directed or co-directed by women.

The San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival joins GFI’s Bay Area screening partners, which include the San Francisco International Film Festival, the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival and UC Berkeley’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

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