AfroFuturism Festival: Black Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror and Gaming

What is AfroFuturism?

AfroFuturism takes you on a journey for self-discovery and engaging the spiritual senses.

Nigerian Artist Ytasha Womack and author of Afrofuturism: the World of Black Sci-Fi Fantasy and Fantasy Culture, explains that to her, Afrofuturism offers a “highly intersectional” way of looking at possible futures or alternate realities through a black cultural lens. It is non-linear, fluid and ... uses the black imagination to consider mysticism, metaphysics, identity and liberation; and, despite offering black folks a way to see ourselves in a better future, Afrofuturism blends the future, the past and the present.

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AfroFuturism is a movement that the Urban Mediamakers organization has joined. A consortium of content creators who use new technology to create a multitude of interactive projects, the organization gives urban creatives an opportunity to showcase their artistry as they tell stories of their communities, compete with peers, hone their skills through educational series and interact with public supporters of media excellence. The Urban Mediamakers bring a mixed bag of media projects representing AfroFuturism.

You are invited to be a part of the first annual AfroFuturism Festival celebrating Black sci-fi, fantasy, horror through art, films, books, comics and gaming.


Friday, October 6, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. - Noon

Dennard Center at Atlanta Technical College | 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW | Atlanta, GA

  • AfroFuturism in Technology: An Introduction to Mobile App/Game Design and Development | 9:00 a.m. - Noon | No experience necessary | Computers provided | Adults and Youth 12+ | FREE


Saturday, October 7, 2017

Student Center West Building at Georgia State University | Room 455 | 66 Courtland Street | Atlanta, GA

Cinefest Movie Theatre at Georgia State University | 66 Courtland Street | Atlanta, GA

  • AfroFuturism Artist Showcase | Room 455 | 1:00p - 7:00p | Showcasing visual artists, comics, writers and filmmakers in the AfroFuturism genre.
  • AfroFuturism Screening: Georgia Premiere of "Brown Girl Begins" | Cinefest Movie Theatre | 2:00 - 4:00p | "Brown Girl Begins" feature film directed by Sharon Lewis, Toronto, ON Canada. | Film Synopsis: In 2049 the poor are confined to an island off the mainland of Toronto renamed The Burn. Ti-Jeanne, a reluctant priestess, must resurrect Caribbean spirits and survive the possession ritual that killed her mother or her people will die.

  • The State of AfroFuturism Discussion | Following the screening of "Brown Girl Begins".

  • UMFF 2017 Film Screenings in Competition | Cinefest Movie Theatre | 4:30 - 8:00p | AfroFuturism ticket holders have free admission to all UMFF 2017 film screenings on this day.

  • AfroFuturism and UMFF After Party | Toppings Pizza Lounge | 10:00p - Until | 495 Whitehall St. SW, Atlanta, GA 30303
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