The TransAfrica Forum and AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD present the New African Films Festival 2011. Featuring films from all over the continent, the festival runs from March 10th to the 15th. Of note: 2010 Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize Winner Une Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man) which is also in competition at FESPACO in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Also, 2010 Rotterdam Film Festival Lions Award-winner The Athlete (Atletu), an Ethiopian movie about 1960 Olympic Gold-winning legend Abebe Bikila.The Athlete is the opening night film (Thursday March 10, 7pm), and will feature a post-screening Q&A with co-director and actor Rasselas Lekew. A Screaming Man will be shown Saturday March 12 at 7pm and Sunday March 13 at 4:30pm. Films from Niger, Mozambique, the Congo, Nigeria, and Côte d’Ivoire are also screening. AFI member passes will be accepted at all films except the opening night film. You can view the full schedule here.