About us


The Carlow African Film Festival was set up to bring people together.

It started in September 2005 when the Carlow African Film Festival by Ade Oke. The first members were Ade Oke, Sinead Dowling, Mags Murphy, David Donohue, Dr. Orla Ryan, Yuvi Basauth and Julius Buameh.

Over the years a change has happened and the current members are (founder) Ade Oke, (Director) Bayo Osho,(Secretary) Tomiwa Ademofun,(PR) Eluk O’Rock, Joy O’Rock, Tselani, Ramota Adegoke, Nthabi, Kehinde Lasaki.

During the years there have been 8 successful events with wonderful movies played on-screen during each of the events. The following movies have been played:

  • Tsotsi in 2007
  • Amanola in 2008
  • Jerusalema, Home in Exile in 2009
  • Soul Boy, Imani, Adesuwa in 2010
  • Checkmate, The First Grader in 2011
  • The good man, Khuma in 2014
  • Sarafina in 2016
  • Half of A Yellow Sun in 2018

We are looking forward to the coming events and making more memories.