In so much excitement, after successful iterations of the Months of African Cinema global contest[1]  for the past years, we are happy to announce that it will be happening again this year, starting from October to November. In the past editions of the contest, over 2,000 Wikimedia pages were created across different Wikimedia projects (Wikipedia, Wikidata and Wikimedia commons) and in more than 10 different languages.


The contest is organized by a Wikimedia project called “The Afrocine Project” [2] , which is a Wikimedia project dedicated to improving the coverage of the history, works, people, places, events, etc, that are associated with the cinema, theatre and arts of Africa, African countries, the Caribbean, and the diaspora. 


If you would love to join us in organizing this exciting event, through the coordination of local programmes around African cinema (independently or otherwise) in your community or local language Wiki, kindly list your organization or country as a participant on the organizer’s meta page.[3] If you would need some funding to run your planned programmes, the Wikimedia Foundation has a rapid grant programme in place for this purpose and the AfroCine Project team would guide you through the application process.


If you have further questions, complaints, suggestions, etc., please reach out to us personally or right here on the mailing list or the project talkpage.


Thank you!

Ebenezer Mlay,

Community Liaison,
 The Afrocine Project