The sixth edition of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival focused its attention on films and events that opened doors to Children and Youth in Africa. The young African nations and their young communities face many challenges but also hold much promise, and we wanted to offer a positive and constructive outlook onto the future of the continent. During the 2011 edition of the festival, we looked at cinematic representations for, by and about children and young people both in the rural areas and the urban centres of Africa.
Our programme of film screenings consisted of 30 films from 16 African countries, including feature fiction films, documentaries and shorts, animation and experimental films. Twenty films had their UK premiere at the festival.