Monthly Archives: February 2013

  • Licínio Azevedo
  • Biography: Licínio Azevedo (born in Porto Alegre, Brazil) is an independent filmmaker and co-founder of the Mozambican film production company, Ebano Multimedia. In 1977, he was invited by filmmaker Rui Guerra to join the National Institute of Cinema (INC) in … read more»

  • Nabil Ayouch
  • Biography: Nabil Ayouch (born April 1, 1969) is a television and film director, producer and writer of Moroccan descent. He was born in Paris, although he spent a large part of his childhood in Sarcelles, France. His father is Moroccan … read more»

  • Dan Fallshaw
  • Biography: Dan was born in Sydney, Australia. His family moved to London when he was six, disappointed he vowed to live in a non-English speaking country when he was old enough. He comes from a heritage of photographers, but pursuing … read more»

  • Violeta Ayala
  • Biography: Violeta Ayala is an artist, writer, actress and film director born in Bolivia. She studied Theatre and Journalism at Charles Sturt University in Australia, where her curiosity in filmmaking began and she made Proyecto Vila Vila, a short … read more»

  • Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw
  • Biography: Violeta Ayala and Dan Fallshaw created United Notions Film, a production company that develops and produces thought-provoking media. Ayala and Fallshaw began working together when they traveled to Mauritania in 2005 and made Between the Oil and the Deep read more»

  • Jaheed Ashley
  • Biography: Jaheed Ashley comes out of the political struggles of the last century. He helped establish the first degree granting Black Studies at San Francisco State University in California, as well as directing the Third World Department at Pacifica Radio … read more»

  • Jacques Arcelin
  • Biography: Jacques Arcelin is a Haitian filmmaker. His 1975 feature-length documentary, Canne amère, is noted as an important film in Haitian cinema of denunciation and struggle against the Duvalier dictatorship.

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
    Bitter Cane [… read more»

  • Joel Zito Araújo
  • Biography: Joel Zito Araújo is a filmmaker, researcher, writer, and screenwriter, born in the city of Nanuque, Brazil in 1954. He graduated from the School of Communications and Arts at USP with a degree in Communication Sciences. He then did … read more»

  • Sherif Arafa
  • Biography: Sherif Arafa, born in 1960, graduated from the Higher Institute of Cinema. His passion for cinema began in his early years as he came from a well-known artistic family. He is the son of director Saad Arafa and the … read more»

  • Jorge António
  • Also Known As: Jorge António 

    Biography: Jorge António was born on June 8th, 1966 in Lisbon, Portugal. He directed his first feature film at the age of 24, and was the youngest director in Portugal at that time. O Miradouro read more»

  • Kwaw Ansah
  • Biography: Kwaw Ansah was born in 1941 in Agona Swedru, Ghana. He studied Theater Design at the London Polytechnic, before studying Performing Arts at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts of New York from 1963 to 1965. He founded the … read more»

  • Chika Anadu
  • Biography: Chika Anadu was born in Lagos, Nigeria in November 1980. She attended school there before going to the UK in 1997 where she did her ‘A’ Levels, got her first degree in BA (Hons) Law and Criminology, and an … read more»

  • Yemane I. Demissie
  • Biography: Yemane I. Demissie is an award winning independent filmmaker who has received numerous awards for his work including the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, the Walter Mosley award for Best Documentary, the Locarno Film Festival Production Grant, the American Film … read more»

  • Cosima Spender
  • Biography: Cosima Spender was born in Italy in an artists’ family, and moved to England at fourteen. A university degree in Anthropology and Art History at the School of Oriental and African Studies cultivated her interest in local identity and … read more»

  • George Amponsah
  • Biography: George Amponsah is a critically-acclaimed director who has made numerous documentaries, including features such as The Fighting Spirit (2007), about boxers from Ghana in pursuit of the American dream, and The Importance of Being Elegant (2004), about a bizarre … read more»

  • George Amponsah and Cosima Spender
  • Biography: George Amponsah is a critically-acclaimed director who has made numerous documentaries, including features such as The Fighting Spirit (2007), about boxers from Ghana in pursuit of the American dream, and The Importance of Being Elegant (2004), about a bizarre … read more»

  • King Ampaw
  • Biography: King Ampaw was born on the 25th of July 1940 in Kukurantumi in the Eastern Region of Ghana. He is married with two sons. He has produced, directed and acted in a number of films including Nana Akoto (… read more»

  • Sylvestre Amoussou
  • Biography: Born in Benin, in 1964, Amoussou is an actor turned director. Due to the lack of interesting roles being offered to him, as a black actor living in France and wanting to express his ideas, Amoussou decided to begin … read more»

  • Joel Almeida
  • Biography: Brazillian historian and filmmaker, Joel Almeida is one of the leading documentarians today. He began his career in cinema in the 1980s and has worked on many documentary films.

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
    Coffee (2000).

    Filmography:
    Coffeeread more»