The inaugural Colours of the Nile International Film Festival (CNIFF) will run in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 7-11 November 2012, introducing the best of African cinema to African audiences. The festival will screen 58 titles, all of which will be African, East African or Ethiopian premieres.

CNIFF has three competitive selections, dedicated to features, documentaries and short films by African directors and/or produced by African countries in the last two years.

* Feature Competition

* Documentary Competition

* Shorts Competition

Alain Gomis is the 2012 filmmaker in focus, while his film Tey, a co-production between Senegal and France, is the opening night film. American slam poet Saul Williams stars as Satche, a man who knows he’ll die in the next 24 hours.

* Filmmaker in Focus

The grand opening ceremony of CONIFF's second edition is MONDAY MARCH 24 AT 5 PM @ NATIONAL THEATER ADDIS ABABA
We are proud to present the OSCAR nominated "LIFE ABOVE ALL " by the famous South African director, OLIVER SCHMITZ
* Opening Night Film

CNIFF will also feature non-competitive selections:

* The Best of the Rest

* Location Africa, a selection of African stories set in Africa, told by non-African directors. Includes several African documentaries from Al Jazeera English co-presented with ENCOUNTERS International Documentary Film Festival.

* African Special, a homage to Senegalese cinema, co-presented with Cinematheque Afrique.

* Ethiopian Heritage, a showcase of Ethiopian cinema curated by Abebe Beyene of The Ethiopian Filmmakers Association.

* A Special Screening, commemorating 50 years of Algerian Independence, co-presented with Cinematheque Afrique