We are committed to the following:
- Developing knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the richness, complexity, and diversity of African peoples and their cultures;
- Building community by bringing people together to view African films, meet African filmmakers, participate in after-film discussions, and debate issues of personal and global significance, in a forum where open and honest dialogue can flourish;
- Encouraging inclusiveness and accessibility by offering the festival free of charge;
- Creating an audience for African film in Portland, Oregon, and its environs;
- Serving as a resource of information about African cinema;
- Working with Portland Community College to build a library of African cinema for use by students, faculty and staff, and the public;
- Sharing our passion for and knowledge of Africa and African cultures through film.