Planet Africa 25

In 1995, the Toronto International Film Festival launched a new section showcasing films from Africa and the African diaspora. Over its 10 years, Planet Africa brought films by Safi Faye, John Akomfrah, Abderrahmane Sissako, Euzhan Palcy, Charles Burnett, Djibril Diop Mambéty, and more to Toronto. We premiered Jamaica’s Dancehall Queen. We also ran a pretty hot Planet Africa party. This year, as we join the call from the streets for Black liberation, we celebrate the voices that Planet Africa amplified.

Orla Garriques, who worked on Planet Africa and will be a panellist for Planet Africa 25: Origin Stories, has built this commemorative site with information on all the films over all the years of the section.

Cameron Bailey
TIFF Co-Head and Artistic Director
Founder, Planet Africa