The list below are the only officially endorsed screenings of Action Kommandant

Giant Steps Conference (2017)

Giant Steps is a gathering for creative entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial creatives.Giant Steps is an idea and event conceived by Susan Campion and Kwame Tsikata (M.anifest)

28 October    13:00    FilmNorth, Minnesota




Rwanda Film Festival (2017)

The Rwanda Film Festival, also known as Hillywood’s, principal objective is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of cinema in Rwanda. Their mandate is to present the most outstanding films produced in every part of the world.

28 October    18:00    Kigali Public Library Parking




Red Bull Amaphiko Film Festival (2017)

The Festival aims to celebrate the power of film to make a difference in the world and inspire a broad audience to do good especially in their surrounding communities. In addition, the film festival will develop and connect young filmmakers, but all with the objective of helping them make socially engaging and inspiring films, not just be better filmmakers.

Article on Women in Film at the Amaphiko Film Festival

28 October     Reserve Street, Braamfontein




Baltimore International Black Film Festival (2017)

Founded in 2014, the Baltimore International Black Film Festival is produced by the not-for-profit 501(c)(3) tax exempt social /service organization: SOGAA, Inc. Our mission is to support unity in the community and foster education with the best in independent film-making while enhancing the diverse cultural landscape and economic vitality of Baltimore City.

05 October     13:30    Charles Theatre

12th Festival Cinémas d’Afrique (2017)

To discover the richness and the variety of the African productions, too little known and little distributed, about fifty films of all kinds are proposed: fictions, documentaries, cartoons, and of all the styles, from the comedy to the public to the investigation history more pointed, through short films or first works of young filmmakers.
The selection committee, which screens more than 200 films throughout the year, favors not only films by African filmmakers, some of whom live in Europe, but also African productions. Some films by Western directors are also presented, including Swiss filmmakers. Click here for website

19 August    14:00    Carte blanche Visions du Réel Festival Hall

BlackStar Film Festival (2017)

The BlackStar Film Festival is an annual celebration of the visual and storytelling traditions of the African diaspora and of global indigenous communities, showcasing films by black people from around the world.

04 August    14:25    International House Philadelphia

ANC Youth League screening (2017)

15 June    19:00  CPUT Mowbray Campus. Main Room Building 0.56

Visions du Reel festival (2017)

Visions du Réel is one of the only Swiss film festivals to present a majority of its films as world or international premieres. Alongside a very varied programme, the Festival also offers masterclasses, debates with film directors, meetings with professionals and many cultural mediation activities.

25 April     16:00    Capitole Leone

Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) (2017)

The Luxor African Film Festival (LAFF) is one of ISF’s projects. It was the writer Sayed Fouad’s idea, as the African films are almost not screened in Egypt. Furthermore, Luxor hardly has any cultural or artistic events, and was therefore selected to de-centralize cultural or artistic events always organized in Cairo and Alexandria.


21 March



One City, Many Cultures Cape Town Festival (2017)

The Cape Town Festival started in 1999 as part of the One City, Many Cultures project. Since then it has grown into an annual festival on Human Rights Day, preceded by youth workshop programmes and community festivals.

21 March    12noon    Castle of Good Hope, Cape Town



University of Cape Town (2017)


31 March     14:00      Neville Alexander LTI

Screening Review – Action Kommandant director inspires CFMS students


Isivivana Centre (2017)

The Isivivana Centre is a social justice and community centre in Khayelitsha, Cape Town, South Africa. The centre runs a regular film-screening program which is open to the public.

8 March     Bertha Movie House – shown as part of the DOCCIE WEDNESDAYS program in colaboration WITH ENCOUNTERS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL

CinemAfrica (2017)

CinemAfrica Film Festival is a yearly festival taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. It is the largest of its kind in the Nordic region. The festival attracts high profile filmmakers. Featuring 60-80 films over 5 days, it is a platform for African and African diaspora creatives outside of the Continent

 23 February     17:00    Klara venue (with accompanying Q&A)

25 February      14:15   Klara venue (with accompanying Q&A)

CinemAfrica website

Africa in Motion film festival (2016)

Africa in Motion (AiM) is an annual African film festival taking place in Scotland, consisting of film screenings and complementary events.
making it possible for Scottish audiences to engage with African stories and industry professionals from the continent.

5 November        20:00      Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow


Carthage Film Festival (2016)

The Carthage Film Festival (Journées cinématographiques de Carthage, or JCC) is a film festival that takes place in Tunisia. Created in 1966, it is to date the oldest event of its kind still active in Africa.

A special event on the Action Kommandant calender, one of 11 projects to participate in a workshop called Takmil at the 26th Carthage Film Festival in Tunisia. Click here for the Carthage Film Festival profile on Action Kommandant


Ravens Independent Film Festival (2016)

The Ravens Independent Film Festival (RIFF) is a Planet Hardcore initiative to promote SA films, film makers, writers and artist to highlight and focus the spotlight on township community, youth, education and in keeping with the YMCA Ravensmead Branch “Giving Youth A Voice” campaign

24 September     The Fountain Centre, Ravensmead

 Wits SRC and Jozi Book Fair (2016)

Action Kommandant: Documenting the life and struggle of Ashley Kriel (click for related article)

01 September     17:30     CPUT Mowbray Campus. Main Room Building 0.56 Wits, Auditorium 2

Mzansi Women’s Film Festival (MWFF) (2016)

The Mzansi Women’s Film Festival (MWFF) is a platform to empower women filmmakers by showcasing films by women and about women.

August 2016

Grahamstown National Arts Festival (2016)

7 July           20h00          Atherstone Room
8 July           17h30          Atherstone Room
9 July         17h30          Atherstone Room

Durban International Film Festival (2016)

The Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) is an annual film festival that takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

* Selection – South African films
* Selection – Best Films
* Screening : 17 Jun 2016
* Screening : 21 Jun 2016
* Screening : 23 Jun 2016
* Screening : 24 Jun 2016
* Screening : 26 Jun 2016
Durban International Film Festival profile on Action Kommandant

Previous Screenings:

Encounters International Documentary Film Festival

Encounters South African International Documentary Festival (Encounters) is the premier documentary festival in Africa and one of the oldest film festival on the continent

Screening Dates:

3 June 2016           8:45pm            CN4            V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
5 June 2016           8:00pm                                Bio, Johannesburg
9 June 2016           6:30pm            CN4            V & A Waterfront, Cape Town
12 June 2016         8:00pm            CN4            V & A Waterfront, Cape Town


Bonteheuwel Community Screening



16 June 2016

Bonteheuwel Civic Center

1pm to 5pm.


Click here for review of this very significant public screening



Seattle Film Festival

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), held annually in Seattle, Washington since 1976, is among the top film festivals in North America

Screening Dates:
27 May 2016
28 May 2016