African, Asian, Latin-Am Cinema Festival opens

24th edition runs 6–12 May

Over 50 films selected from the 700 submitted will be screened in this year’s African, Asian and Latin-American Cinema Festival (FCAAL), opening on Tuesday 6 May with the French-Algerian-US-Belgian entry Two Men in Town.

Together with six other festivals in Milan (MIX, Filmmaker, Invideo, Milano Film Festival, Sguardi Altrove, Sport Movies and TV Festival), the FCAAL participates in the Milano Film Network, which covers the whole calendar year. It is Milan’s innovative response, experimenting with different ways of presenting movies in the city and interacting with the public, say the organisers.

This year’s edition has three competitive sections: “Window on the world” with full-length films and documentaries, African short films, and “Concorso Extr’A” for Italian filmmakers covering other cultures and immigration.

There will also be sections “Flash” with recent prize-winning works, “Films that Feed” dedicated to the themes of Expo 2015, “E tutti ridono” for comedies and a final section on racism. There will also be a photo exhibition on Africa.

The festival will also host a “Spazio scuola” for school groups with their teachers, and “Spazio università” for university students, to meet filmmakers and discuss intercultural issues.

Read the festival programme on this page.

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