Philippe Niang

Biography: After studying in Nice, France, and in Paris at the prestigious IDHEC (High Cinematographic Studies Institute), Philippe Niang became an assistant for television. Thereafter, he directed many documentaries, and then his first features, being also the screenwriter for TV programs including Mammy Mamours, shot in Senegal, and Gaffe Loulou !, for which he won the Golden Angel award at the International Film Festival of Nice. As a director and screenwriter, Philippe Niang’s efforts include directing French actor Guy Marchand in an episode from the TV series Nestor Burma, creating the famous TV series Josephine, the Guardian Angel, writing A Black Baby in a White Cradle (selected in the TV Festival of Luchon) as well as The Big Brothers, among many others. Another landmark in Philippe Niang’s career was his meeting the two producers of Eloa Prod, France Zobda and Jean-Lou Monthieux, with whom he shares many convictions; for them, he wrote and directed Prohibited Love (selected in the FESPACO – Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso; in the African Diaspora International Film Festival in New York; and in the Vues d’Afrique film festival in Montreal) and Toussaint Louverture, which was selected in the French Festival of Luchon, the New York African Film Festival, the Los Angeles Pan African Film Festival, and which received awards at the Vues d’Afrique film festival in Montreal and at the Africa Movie Academy Awards in Nigeria…

(Source: AFF, Inc.)

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Toussaint Louverture (2013).

Un privé au soleil (1989-1990);
Lava Story (1992);
Mammy Mamours (1992);
Miracle à l’Eldorado (1997);
Nestor Burma (1998);
Gaffe Loulou ! (1999);
Le Crocodile (2000);
Ric Hochet (2000);
Le Fantôme du lac (2007);
Les Amants de l’ombre (2009);
Toussaint Louverture (2012).