African Metropolis

Directed by Philppe Lacote, Ahmed Ghoneimy, Marie Ka, Vincent Moloi, Folasakin Iwajomo
Produced by Steven Markovitz
Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi



African Metropolis is a compilation of six short fiction films, set in six major African cities, a unique partnership towards new African cinema. The films from Abidjan, Cairo, Dakar, Johannesburg, Lagos and Nairobi tell urban tales about life in African metropolises. Over 50 percent of the continent’s total population now lives in cities and vital urban cultures are forming and transforming – fast, and with growing complexity. In African cinema, the shift is towards urban stories, with less focus on the traditional, rural Africa that dominated in the past.


To Repel Ghosts
Writer and director: Philppe Lacôte

The Cave
Director: Ahmed Ghoneimy

The Other Woman (L’autre Femme)
Director: Marie Ka

Director: Vincent Moloi

The Line-Up
Director: Folasakin Iwajomo

Director: Jim Chuchu


Dubai International Film Festival, Dubai, 2014

Rotterdam Int. Film Festival, 2014

Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival, 2014

Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, 2014

Jozi Film Festival, 2014

Washington Jewish Film Festival, 2014

Women in Television & Film, 2014

Luxor African Film Festival, Cairo, 2014

CinemAfrica, 2014

Colours of the Nile, Ethiopia, 2014

Int. Film Festival of Fribourg, Suisse, 2014

Curaçao Int. Film Festival, Rotterdam, 2014

AfriKamera, Poland,2014

Vues d'Afrique, Canada, 2014

Festival of African, Asian and Latin American Cinema, Milan, 2014

Seattle International Film Festival, 2014

International Film Fest Innsbruck, Austria, 2014

Galway African Film Festival, Ireland, 2014

Ismailia International Film Festival for Documentaries and Shorts, 2014

Conference of the African Studies Association, Germany, 2014

Sydney Film Festival, 2014


Zanzibar Int Film Festival, 2014

Frameline G&L Film Festival, 2014

Independent Mzansi Short Film Festival, 2014

Nairobi Goethe-institut, 2014

Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2014

Sao Paulo Kinoforum, Brazil. 2014

Silwerskermfees, South Africa, 2014

Rift Valley Festival, Kenya, 2014

African Film Festival, Cologne, 2014

Urbanworld Film Festival, New York City, 2014

Queer Lisboa, Portugal, 2014

Lusaka International Film & Music Fest, Zambia, 2014

Festival international du film d'Afrique et des îles, Reunion, 2014

Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Belgium, 2014

29th MIX Copenhagen LGBT Film Festival, 2014

Zimbabwe Int Film Festival, 2014

Ile Courts, Mauritius, 2014

BFI London Film Festival, 2014

Cinema Queer, Sweden, 2014

Pittsburg LGBT Int Film Festival, 2014

Mediterranean Short FF of Tangier, Morocco, 2014

Hamburg LGBT Film Festival, Germany, 2014

I Luv Africa Film Festival, Ghana, 2014

LesCineGaiMad, Madrid, 2014

Film Africa - Royal African Society's Annual Film Festival, London, 2014

Africa In Motion, Scotland, 2014

Festival des Cinémas d'Afrique du Pays d'Apt, France, 2014

AFRIFF (Africa IFF), Lagos, 2014

Puerto Rico Queer Film Festival 2014

Face a Face Film Festival, France, 2014

Paris LGBTI Film Festival (FFGLP)/ Cheries- Cheris, 2014

London Short Film Festival, 2015

Canarias LGBTIQ IFF, Canary Islands, 2015

Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras Festival, 2015

Massimadi LGBTI Film Festival, Montreal, 2015

Roze Filmdagen Amsterdam LGBTQ Film Festival 2015

Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2015

30th Torino Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, Italy, 2015


Currently not for distribution in South Africa