Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Llewellyn Smith
  • Biography: Smith is the president of Vital Pictures, Inc. As a writer/producer, he has contributed to several PBS series as series editor for the PBS history series American Experience. He played a key role in the origination, development, and acquisition … read more»

  • Yvonne Smith
  • Biography: Yvonne Smith, a producer, director, and writer, has in-depth experience documenting political, social, and cultural history, bringing her unique cultural honesty to bear on films about the prime movers and shapers of the African American experience. She is best … read more»

  • Seke Somolu
  • Biography: Seke Somolu is an established director, writer, producer and editor in the film industry. He has worked with a range of formats and genres. Seke was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria. He was educated there and in the … read more»

  • Bert Stern
  • Biography: Bert Stern was born October 2, 1929. He was the son of Jewish immigrants and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. His father worked as a children’s portrait photographer. After dropping out of high school at the age of … read more»

  • Catherine Stewart
  • Biography: Catherine Stewart attended Columbia University’s MFA Film Program and worked for Tristar/Columbia’s Feature Film Development Office in New York before returning to South Africa in 1993. In Johannesburg, she lectured at Wits University in screenwriting and directing documentaries for … read more»

  • Nantie Steyn
  • Biography: Nantie Steyn studied journalism and politics at Rhodes University and graduated in 1989. Over the following year she worked in print media, writing movies and theater reviews. She started her film career in 1991 while doing research for documentaries … read more»

  • Toni Strasburg
  • Biography: An internationally recognized documentary director, producer, and writer, Toni Strasburg grew up in South Africa and went to Britain as an exile in 1965 where she earned a degree in Sociology at London University. Her best-known films are the … read more»

  • 18th National Traveling Series

    Since 1995, African Film Festival, Inc. has worked to increase access to African cinema by expanding its channels of distribution. In order to make the unique experience of watching African cinema available to a wider audience, AFF … read more»

  • Mel Stuart
  • Biography: Mel Stuart, born Stuart Solomon , was an American film director and producer. He directed the fantasy-musical Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971), as well as other features, including If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium (1969), One read more»

  • Ramadan Suleman
  • Biography: Ramadan Suleman was born in 1955 in South Africa. He studied at the School for Research in African Theater and continued his career in theater as an actor and director. He also studied film in Paris and London and … read more»

  • Donald Swanson
  • Donald Swanson was a writer and director, known for The Magic Garden (1951), African Jim (also known as Jim Comes to Jo’burg) (1949) and Those Naughty Angels (1974).

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
    Jim Comes to Jo’burg (African read more»

  • Khady Sylla
  • Biography: Khady Sylla was born in 1963 in Senegal and studied philosophy in Paris from 1986 to 1992. She taught basic education to migrant workers and wrote several novels. She has worked and participated in different projects, including an adaptation … read more»

Jean-Marie Teno, Cameroon, 2000, 75 min.
  • A Trip to the Country
  • Director: Jean-Marie Teno
    Country: Cameroon
    Year: 2000
    Running Time: 75 min.
    Language: Bamileke and French

    With irony and humor, this film questions the validity of development discourse which deems all things European to be modern and all things African to … read more»

  • Jean-Marie Teno
  • Biography: Jean-Marie Teno, Africa’s preeminent documentary filmmaker, has been producing and directing films on the colonial and post-colonial history of Africa for over twenty years. Films by Jean-Marie Teno have been honored at festivals worldwide: Berlin, Toronto, Yamagata, Cinema … read more»

  • Pascal Tessaud
  • Biography: Pascal Tessaud is born in Paris and grew up in working class projects around Paris. After studying Literature, Cinema and Philosophy at Nanterre University, he worked 3 years at Saint Denis in an association before starting directing films.

    He … read more»

  • Thierry Dushimirimana
  • Biography: Dushimirimana Thierry is a filmmaker based in Rwanda where he has done work for the Rwanda Film Festival.

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: 
    A Love Letter To My Country (2008).

    A Love Letter To My Country (2006).… read more»

  • Karen Thorsen
  • Biography: Award-winning writer/filmmaker Karen Thorsen finds inspiration at the intersection of art and social justice. Her heroes are game-changers, the artist/activists who shape history – and her films tell their stories without narration, weaving first-person narratives with archival treasures. Thorsen … read more»

  • Raymond Tiendré
  • Biography: Raymond Tiendré, director of Interferences, was born in Burkina Faso in 1957. He studied cinematography in Ouagadougou before completing his Masters degree in cultural films in Paris. Since 1983, he has directed almost twenty films. Ielsolma won the … read more»

  • João Daniel Tikhomiroff
  • Biography: Filmmaker João Daniel Tikhomiroff is the founder and Mixer’s current Executive Chairman. His presence has been a constant in the international advertising industry. As an advertising film director he won 41 Lions at the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival, … read more»

  • Samuel Tilman
  • Biography: Samuel Tilman has a doctorate in history from the ULB in Belgium. For the past few years, he has devoted himself to direction and production. He is the founder of Eklektik Productions with Nicolas de Borman, Fabrizio Rongione and … read more»

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