Monthly Archives: April 2013

  • Matthew Jankes
  • Biography: Matthew Jankes is a filmmaker born and raised in South Africa. He studied film through the University of Cape Town and the South African School of Motion Picture Medium (AFDA), training in writing, directing and cinematography. In between making … read more»

  • Imunga Ivanga
  • Biography: A screenwriter, film critic and producer, Imunga Ivanga was born in 1967 in Libreville, Gabon. He holds a master’s degree in literature from the University of Libreville. After cinema studies in France at the Fémis, he specialized in script-writing … read more»

  • Fanta Régina Nacro
  • Biography: Fanta Régina Nacroborn 4 September 1962, is a film director from Burkina Faso. She is best known for directing the films La Nuit de la Verité'(Night of Truth) (2004) and Un Certain Matin (1991), both of which … read more»

  • Idrissa Ouedraogo
  • Biography: Idrissa Ouedraogo was born in Banfora, Burkina Faso, in 1952. He trained at the African Institute of Cinematography in Ouagadougou, continued his studies in Kiev and Paris, and graduated from the Institut Des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques (IDHEC) in 1985. … read more»

  • Bassek Ba Kobhio
  • Biography: Bassek Ba Kobhio was born in 1957 in Nindje, Cameroon. Originally he wanted to become an author, and in 1976 he won a prize for a short story he had written. He earned degrees in both sociology and philosophy. … read more»

  • Mohamed Ismaïl
  • Biography: Born in 1951 in Tétouan, Morocco, Mohamed Ismaïl is a director, scriptwriter and producer. He started Law study in Rabat in 1970. In 1974, he entered the television of Morocco and made a lot of film and theater works. … read more»

  • Amaka Igwe
  • Biography: Amaka Igwe is a Nigerian writer, director and producer and owner of Amaka Igwe Studios. She is a visionary and pioneer of modern Nigerian TV and movie production. She has stamped her authority, thanks to numerous roles she had … read more»

  • Robert Hutter
  • Biography: Robert Hutter was born in 1964 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He lives and works in Ludwigshafen, Germany with his partner Ingrid Mwangi. Both studied sculpture and painting at the Alanus Hochschule für Künst und Gesellschaft, Alfter/Bonn Germany, 1988-90, and new … read more»

  • Ingrid Mwangi
  • Biography: Ingrid Mwangi was born in Nairobi, Kenya in 1975 to Kenyan and German parents. After moving to Germany in 1990, she attended the University of Fine Arts Saar, in Saarbrücken, Germany. There, she first studied Graphic Design and then … read more»

  • Robert Hutter and Ingrid Mwangi
  • Biography: Ingrid Mwangi was born in 1975 in Nairobi, Kenya. Robert Hutter was born in 1964 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. They both received New Artistic Media degrees from the University of Fine Arts Saar, Saarbrücken, and have received scholarships from the … read more»

  • Ian Inaba
  • Biography: Ian Inaba is an award-winning filmmaker, organizer, and new media expert. Ian helped launch Forecast the Facts, a campaign focused on persuading TV meteorologists to accurately report climate change. Ian’s many accomplishments include: being Executive Director of Citizen … read more»

  • Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen
  • Also Known As: D’Guvnor

    Biography: Lancelot Oduwa Imasuen, AKA “D’Guvnor”, is a prolific filmmaker born on July 27th, 1971, in Benin City, Nigeria. He graduated with a degree in Theater Arts from the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria. He kickstarted … read more»

  • Byron Hurt
  • Biography: Byron Hurt is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, a published writer, and an anti-sexist activist. His documentary, Hip-Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes premiered at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. It was later broadcast nationally on the Emmy award-winning PBS series … read more»

  • Nick Hughes
  • Biography: Nick Hughes was born in 1961. He worked for 14 years as a cameraman for BBC news documentaries, witnessing first-hand the political and social events that unfolded in Rwanda, Somalia, and Sudan. It is from his experience and the … read more»

  • Med Hondo
  • Biography: Med Hondo was born in 1936 in Ain Oul Beri Mathar in the Atar region of Mauritania. His mother was Mauritanian and his father Senegalese. In 1954 he went to live in Rabat, Morocco to train to become a … read more»

  • Lee Hirsch
  • Biography: Lee Hirsch is the founder, director and producer of the Local Voices for Obama project, a series of ads featuring Obama supporters in small towns in swing states speaking candidly about their support of this candidate. Winner of Best … read more»

  • Perry Henzell
  • Biography: Perry Henzell was a film director and writer. Born in Port Maria, Jamaica on March 7th, 1936, he was married with three children, and died in Treasure Beach, Jamaica on November 30th, 2006. Henzell was a man who exuded … read more»

  • Donne Rundle
  • Biography: Donne Rundle is a South African director and cinematographer. He has been a cinematographer on the documentaries La commission de la vérité (1999) and Zwelidumile (2010). He also was a cinematographer on and co-directed My Vote Is My Secretread more»

  • Thulani Mokoena
  • Biography: Mokoena received training in various disciplines of program-making such as production, directing, research, script-writing, editing, sound, lighting design and editing both in South Africa and abroad over the years. He also worked on feature films, produced documentaries, shot inserts … read more»

  • Julie Henderson
  • Biography: Julie Henderson is a South African director and is a member of the Direct Cinema Workshop, a group trained by the French association Varan. She co-directed My Vote is My Secret with Donne Rundle and Thulani Mokoena.

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