Mahen BONETTI is the founder and Executive Director of African Film Festival, Inc. New York. AFF collaborates each year with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and BAMcinematek to produce the annual New York African Film Festival. AFF showcases works of African filmmakers and develops ways to share the vision and culture of African film with American and international audiences.
In her role as film liaison, she contributes to an interdisciplinary mix of panels and programs, including those established by the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ougadougou (FESPACO), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, the New York State Council of the Arts, UNDP, Africa's US diplomatic offices and the Rolex Arts Initiative Awards.
Ms. Bonetti blogs for Huffington Post and lives in Manhattan with her husband and their daughter.