About

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, consisting of film screenings and complementary events. Now in its thirteenth year, AiM brings the best of African cinema to Scotland—making it possible for Scottish audiences to engage with African stories and industry professionals from the continent. AiM has established itself as a major annual event within the Scottish cultural calendar, whilst also maintaining an international profile as one of the leading African film platforms. The festival caters to a varied and diverse audience from all over Scotland, the UK and further afield. A core aspect of AiM’s organisational work is its partnership development with various cultural and artistic networks and venues, with particular efforts made towards engaging the African diaspora community living in Scotland. Africa in Motion has grown from strength to strength over the past 12 years. Our own statistics show that we have screened around 600 African films to over 40,000 people in Scotland since the inauguration of the festival in 2006.

This year the festival is taking place between 26 October - 4 November 2018! 

Watch our 2018 promo video here

Listen to a podcast on African cinema and the origins of Africa in Motion here