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About the Festival
The Khem Comic Fest is an annual convention held at Central High School in Newark, NJ featuring creators of comics, books, film, animation and other media with a focus on artists and characters of color.
Welcome to Khem Animation Film Festival (KAFF) the newest addition to the Khem Comic Book Festival to acknowledge and celebrate the outstanding creative talent we have within Animation, VFX and gaming industries. The Award's ceremony will take place at the prestigious Hahnes Building in Newark, NJ on Saturday the 13th of April 2019.
Looking forward to showcasing your work at our festival. Make your submission today!!
Check out our Panels and Screenings from our last festival!
Last year 1500 visitors came through our doors to purchase everything from comic books, movies, art and games to jewelry and beauty products.
Khemfest would not be possible without our generous sponsors. Please support them as they are supporting our efforts!
Since this is a non-profit event, all staff are volunteers generously donating their time and we could really use your help! If you are interested in volunteering for this kid-friendy event, please click the link below!
Malcolm X Shabazz High School
Malcolm X Shabazz High School is a four-year comprehensive public high school in Newark in Essex County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Newark Public Schools. The school was founded as South Side High School in 1914 until it was renamed in 1972 in memory of Malcolm X. Newark Public Schools the largest school district in the state and one of the oldest systems in New Jersey, dating back to 1676.
Malcolm X Shabazz’s mission is to provide each scholar with a rigorous curriculum to ensure college and career readiness, cultivates leadership, upholds a commitment to community. You wonder how a school can exist in such a unique space, it’s because of our Bulldog PRIDE.
PRIDE which stands for Perseverance, Resilience, Integrity, Determination and Excellence.
We are proud to partner with Malcolm X Shabazz High School to bring the Khem Comic Fest to the community.