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KIDflix Film Fest! 2021




Fri, Aug 20, 2021
to Mon, Sep 20, 2021

Jackie Robinson Park Playground
341 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11233


The KIDflix Film Fest! is the longest-running kids’ film festival in Brooklyn. This annual, month-long interactive program offers kids and their families access to free, outdoor film screenings on summer Friday nights. This year’s films are inspired by the theme Up, Up, and Asé, honoring the divine force, energy, and power incarnate in the world. The 2021 edition of the festival includes both outdoor and virtual events. Check out the full line-up below!

Presented by MoCADA, in partnership with African Film Festival, Inc.

About our Summer Series

During this annual series, AFF presents free programs throughout NYC, in public venues and city parks, including screenings of African cinema and family-friendly events such as the annual Family Day Celebration on Governors Island. Learn More

About Cinema Awujo!

Cinema Awujo is our online streaming platform. You can watch the film screening on this page during the dates and times of the event. Learn More


Aug 20, 2021 at 6pm

"The Fits" / Anna Rose Holmer / USA / 2015 / 72mins

Tomboy Toni lands a spot on the Lionesses Dance Team, but when members of the group begin to experience a series of mysterious spasms -- "the fits" -- she fears how far she must go to fit in.

+ Join us for pre-movie music and snacks!

Aug 26 – 29, 2021 (Online)

"Rafiki" / Wanuri Kahiu / Kenya / 2018 / 83mins

Despite the political rivalry between their families, two young women, Kena and Ziki, encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, they must choose between happiness and safety.

Sep 2 – 5, 2021 (Online)

"Jinn" / Nijla Mu'min / USA / 2018 / 92mins

17-year-old Summer explores conversion to the Muslim faith and is particularly drawn to teachings around the “Jinn,” supernatural beings. When she meets fellow Muslim, Tahir, their budding attraction causes a conflict between desire and piety.

Sep 10, 2021 at 6pm

"Kings of Mulberry Street" / Judy Naidoo / South Africa / 2019 / 87mins

Set in the early 80s, the charming and hilarious Kings of Mulberry Street tells the story of two young Indian boys who have to find a way to overcome their differences and unite, in order to defeat the bullying local crime lord who’s threatening their families.

+ Join us for pre-movie music and snacks! Screening courtesy of KIDSFLIX

Sep 12 – 16, 2021 (Online)

"Wallay" / Berni Goldblat / France and Burkina Faso / 2017 / 82mins

A rebellious teenage boy gets a serious case of culture shock when he's sent from his home in France to Burkina Faso for a summer in this tender, perceptive tale of reconnecting with your roots.

Sep 17 – 20, 2021 (Online)

"The Wiz" / Sidney Lumet / USA / 1978 / 134mins

Featuring an all-star cast, The Wiz follows Dorothy and her dog, Toto as they are transported to the mysterious Land of Oz, where she is informed that the only possible way to find her way back home is through the assistance of the powerful wizard in the Emerald City.

+ RSVP to watch free

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