10th Palaver Tree

Training and Professional Exchange Forum

"Building new con-texts from and for African cinemas"

From May 28th to June 3rd, 2022

For ten years, the FCAT and the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) have been promoting the professional exchange forum “The Palaver Tree”, a unique space in the Spanish-speaking world which, from the meeting between African filmmakers and international experts, promotes the dissemination, synergies and development of contemporary African cinemas. In this new edition, through reflection, dialogue and the promotion of critical initiatives for co-production, the forum will explore, through its different branches, the links between cinema, African literature, new creative trends and the decoloniality of the audiovisual sector.  

In this 2022 edition, the 10th Palaver Tree forum will be structured around the following areas or branches of activities:

  • Thematic Meetings / Round Tables. A space for dialogue and professional exchange on the discourses and narratives emerging from contemporary African cinema.
  • FCAT LAB. Industry space dedicated to the promotion of professional opportunities and the development of post-production projects.
  • African Cinema Seminars. A space for knowledge and dissemination of the history and aspects that define African cinema. 
  • Cinema Aperitives. Daily face-to-face meetings between filmmakers, invited experts, critics and festival audiences to discuss the programme and other aspects of African cinema today.

Consult the different areas of the 10th Palaver Tree to find more information about the programme of activities and the invited experts.