AfroFuturism Festival: Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and Gaming

What is AfroFuturism?

AfroFuturism takes you on a journey for self-discovery and engages the spiritual senses.

Nigerian Artist Ytasha Womack, author of "Afrofuturism: the World of Black Sci-Fi Fantasy and Fantasy Culture," explains that, to her, Afrofuturism offers a “highly intersectional” way of looking at possible futures or alternate realities through a black cultural lens. It is non-linear, fluid and uses the black imagination to consider mysticism, metaphysics, identity and liberation; and, despite offering black folks a way to see ourselves in a better future, Afrofuturism blends the future, the past and the present.

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AfroFuturism is a movement that the Urban Mediamakers organization has joined. A consortium of content creators who use new technology to create a multitude of interactive projects, the organization gives urban creatives an opportunity to showcase their artistry as they tell stories of their communities, compete with peers, hone their skills through educational series and interact with public supporters of media excellence. The Urban Mediamakers bring a mixed bag of media projects representing AfroFuturism.

You are invited to be a part of the first annual AfroFuturism Festival celebrating Black sci-fi, fantasy, horror through art, films, books, comics and gaming.

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VERY IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE LOCATION: The address can be confusing. YOU ARE GOING TO ENTER THE BUILDING AT THE INTERSECTION OF DECATUR STREET AND COLLINS STREET. DOWNLOAD THE DIRECTIONS AND MAP | GET TICKETS NOW!

Friday, October 6, 2017 | 10:00 a.m. - Noon

Online Training Session | Your Location

  • AfroFuturism in Technology: An Introduction to Mobile App/Game Design and Development | 10:00a - Noon | No experience necessary | Adults and Youth 12+ | FREE | Cheryle Reynolds, Instructor, WeCodeAcademy

AfroFuturism and UMFF After Party | Toppings Pizza Lounge | 10:00p - Until | 495 Whitehall St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Student Center West Building at Georgia State University | Room 466/468 | 66 Courtland Street | Atlanta, GA
Cinefest Movie Theatre at Georgia State University | 66 Courtland Street | Atlanta, GA

AfroFuturism Creatives Showcase | Room 466/468 | 2:00p - 8:00p | Showcasing visual artists, writers and filmmakers in Black sci-fi, fantasy, horror and gaming.

AfroFuturism Film Screening Series: 1:30-2:30p | Cinefest Movie Theatre

  • ORI INU: IN SEARCH OF SELF short film directed by Chelsea Odufu | A coming of age story about a young immigrant woman who must choose between conforming her identity and spirituality to the cultural norms of America or revisiting her roots in the Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble. [Get Tickets]
  • REAL ARTISTS short film directed by Cameo Wood | Against all odds, Sophia Baker just scored her dream interview at the world-famous Semaphore Animation Studios -- who’d have thought a fan edit of one of their hit films could land her a shot at a job? But when she meets arch, mysterious executive Anne Palladon, she soon learns all is not as she expects behind the curtain. Every instinct Sophia has ever had about art in filmmaking is about to be challenged.  [Get Ticket]
  • GODDESS trailer by Tiara Luten | Executive Producer, Mimi Valdes ('Hidden Figures,' 'Dope') brings to life a coming-of-age story of self-awareness, women of power and an ode to tribal life that honors the beauty of the divine feminine. Written and Directed by newcomer Tiara Luten, and Produced by Rene Alexander, this tale of courage and strength is set against a world we've never seen before - where women rule not only their land, but the entire planet.  [Get Ticket]

An AfroFuturism Discussion with Tananarie Due | Following the AfroFuturism screening series. | 3:00 - 4:00p | Room 466/468

AfroFuturism in the 21st Century Panel Discussion | 5:00 - 6:00p | Room 466/468 | Panelists include Balogun Ojetade (author of MOSES: The Chronicles of Harriet Tubman), Jarvis Sheffield (found of the Black Science Fiction Society) and more.

UMFF 2017 Film Screenings in Competition | Cinefest Movie Theatre | 3:00 - 8:00p | AfroFuturism ticket holders have free admission to all UMFF 2017 film screenings on this day.

AfroFuturism and UMFF After Party | Toppings Pizza Lounge | 10:00p - Until | 495 Whitehall St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

Note: This schedule may change without notice.

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