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 2nd annual AfroFuturism Festival celebrating Black sci-fi, fantasy, horror through art, films, books, comics and gaming.

 

Saturday, October 13, 2018 | 1:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Cinefest Movie Theatre | Student Center West Building at Georgia State University | 116 Decatur Street, 2nd Floor | Atlanta, GA

  • 2-Day All Access Pass $50 | Day Pass $25-$35 | Get Tickets
    • Film Screenings | 1:00-2:30 p.m. and 7:00-9:00 p.m.
    • UMFF 2018 Films in Competition 2:30-7:00 p.m.
    • Visual Effects for Film and Television with James M. Black, Black Lightning | 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Choice Skinner’s Breakin’ Through Acting Workshop (OPTIONAL) | 1:30-5:30p | 1 or 2 Days | $85 - $150 | Get Tickets

AfroFuturism ticket holders have free admission to UMFF 2018 film screenings on this day.

AfroFuturism and UMFF Saturday Night Atlanta Club/Bar Hop Party Van | $95 per person | Get Tickets

 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Cinefest Movie Theatre at Georgia State University | 116 Decatur Street, 2nd Floor | Atlanta, GA

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

  • AfroFuturism Fest 2018 | Room 460-462 | 2:00-8:00 p.m. | Urban Mediamakers' presenting the black perspective of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror. | Day Pass $35 | Get Tickets
    • AfroFuturism Film Screening Series: Cinefest Movie Theatre
    • AfroFuturism Cosplay Contest - All Ages - Entire Family - Best Costume | Cash and Prizes
    • AfroFuturism Artist Gallery and Music
    • #WhileBlack Escape Game | A Creative Way of Looking at a Real Problem
    • Visual Effects for Film and Television with James M. Black, Black Lightning
    • Blending the Secular and Sacred in Speculative Fiction with Violette Meier, Writer
    • The Trust Factor in the Afro-American Community | Forum and Survey
    • UMFF 2018 Announcement/Live Scene Reading of Top Three Scripts
  • Optional UMFF Events (not included with AfroFuturism Ticket)
    • Choice Skinner’s Breakin’ Through Acting Workshop | 2:00-6:00p | 1 Day | $85 | Get Tickets
    • Urban PitchFest 2018 | 3:00 - 6:00 p.m | Connecting exceptional urban content creators with investors, producers, directors, studio/production executives, agents and managers | $39 | Get Tickets

AfroFuturism ticket holders have free admission to select UMF 2018 film screenings on this day.

AfroFuturism and UMFF After Party

Note: This schedule may change without notice.

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