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Our selection this year is an array of feature films, some hard hitting documentaries and a generous selection of shorts representing over 20 countries from all the regions of Africa….
As part of its developmental agenda for the film sector, the Africa International Film Festival (AFRIFF) is planning to take 10 students to the United States for practical training in…
“I’m very excited as an artiste and as a female filmmaker. Also, as an African, I am so happy about anything that brings Africa together and puts us on the…
Our very own Artistic Director Keith Shiri had a chat with VICTOR AKANDE at the just concluded Cannes International Film Festival in France, he talks about the preparation for the fourth…
Her most acclaimed film, The Education of Auma Obama, has brought Okpako much
attention. In addition to her work as a filmmaker, Okpako offers seminars, workshops, and projects in film studies and filmmaking and lectures at universities in the US, Canada, Europe, and other parts of the world. Okpako is currently Visiting Associate Professor of Film at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Godfried Donkor was born in Kumasi, Ghana and moved to London in 1973 where he later studied art and art history at St Martins College of Art. Donkor paints and works in mixed media collages and printmaking, as well as video. Donkor has held several solo exhibitions since 1995 in Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Ghana, Senegal, Sweden, South Africa, UK and USA. In 2010 Donkor was approached by Puma sports to design a new football kit for the hana National Football team.
Born in Cairo, Sherif Awad is a film/video curator who worked as a programmer and
communications manager. In the last few years, Awad has covered international festivals like Berlin, Cannes, Istanbul, Taormina, Rome, Dubai, Oran and Tribeca for both TV and printed media. He is member of FEDEORA and FIPRESCI associations of film critics and was jury member in Pula, Orenburg, Cinedays Skopje, Karlovy Vary, VAFI film festivals, only to name a few.
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine
Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a dual citizen of Uganda and America. Film acting credits include “Blood Diamond” and “40.” Film directing credits include “Beware of Time,” which premiered at the Pan African Film Festival and at the Berlin Black International Cinema Festival where it won Best film on matters relating to marginalized people. Ntare is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California (USC) and has taught theatre and film artists in more than a dozen countries in Africa.
Jacqueline Moepeng Motsepe
Jacqueline Moepeng Motsepe has fifteen years experience across a broad spectrum of Film, marketing, communications, promotions and event management, both in South Africa and overseas. She has served as overall Co-Chairperson of the South African Film and television awards. Appointed as President of the Jury Video Films and Television Series at the Pan African Film Festival FESPACO. Ougadougou, Burkina Faso.
At the tender age of 16 Julius Amedume wrote and directed his first short film. At age of 25 after he gained his BSC honours degree in Communication and Technology, he set up a production company, were he wrote and directed 3 independent shorts films and low- budget feature film, which culminated twenty five nominations and won four awards in Europe and America, included the 2007 Festival Vision Award for Best Feature film at The 15th African Film Festival in Los Angeles. Julius is currently working on three feature films.
Pedro Pimenta started his film career with the National Film Institute of Mozambique in 1977. Since then , he has produced ,co-produced or line produced numerous short fiction, documentaries and feature films in his country as well as in other African countries such as Angola, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and South Africa. Pedro is also the founder and Director of DOCKANEMA a documentary film festival in Mozambique and consult with the National Audiovisual and Film Institute (INAC).
Mahmood Ali-Balogun, an alumnus of the University of Ife film school. His films include award winning TANGO WITH ME – 2011 (35mm feature), A PLACE CALLED HOME – 1999 (16mm short film) and documentaries DANCE OF THE MAIDENS – Efik traditional marriage rites (2005) and CHILD & WOMEN TRAFFICKING- The New slavery (2002). He is on the Advisory Council for the Nigerian Film Industry and was a member of same for Federation Panafricaine Des Cineates (FEPACI) and the President of the Federation’s 9th Congress in South Africa (2013).
"AFRIFF is indeed a really good platform to harness the best in African film, I am impressed"− Gbenga Akinnagbe - The Wire