Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Moufida Tlatli
  • Biography: Moufida Tlatli was born and raised in Tunisia in a tradition-oriented family. It was in high school, thanks to her philosophy teacher, who ran a film club, that she developed a taste for the cinema. After graduating from the … read more»

  • Leslie Tô
  • Biography: A Burkinabé-American filmmaker based in New York, Leslie Tô’s first short film, Redefinition, was shot in Harlem and addresses the universal issue of cultural hybridity with a particular focus on the experience of the African Diaspora. She has … read more»

  • Drissa Touré
  • Biography: Drissa Touré was born in Banfora, Burkina Faso, in 1952. Although Touré studied film technique at ATRIA in Paris, he is largely a self-taught filmmaker. He directed several short films, including Nasabule, which powerfully depicts the disruption of … read more»

  • Apolline Traoré
  • Biography: Apolline Traoré was born in 1976 in Burkina Faso. She studied film at Emerson College in Boston. Her first short film, The Price of Ignorance won the Prix du Jury at the Pan African Film Festival in Ouagadougou. She … read more»

  • Mahama Johnson Traoré
  • Biography: Traoré was born in 1942 at Dakar. The son of a businessman, Traoré studied in Senegal, Mali and France to be an electrical engineer. In Paris he quit his studies to follow a passion for film. There he enrolled … read more»

  • Nissi Joanny Traoré
  • Biography: Nissi Joanny Traoré was born in Takaledougou, Burkina Faso in 1952 and is a graduate of the INCA in Paris. He has taught cinematographic techniques in Burkina Faso and is presently National Director of Cinematographic production in Burkina Faso. … read more»

  • Issa Traoré de Brahima
  • Biography: Issa Traoré de Brahima was born in 1962 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He enrolled at the African Institute of Cinematic Studies in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, where he obtained a cinematographic creation degree in 1985, and thereafter he went to … read more»

  • Fanney Tsimong
  • Biography: Fanney Tsimong began, at 15, as a dancer and has since worked as a choreographer and music event manager/promoter for Brenda Fassie and Janet Jackson, among others. He received the Vuka 2003 Raw Talent award and a scholarship to … read more»

  • Jann Turner
  • Biography: Jann Turner is a South African film director, novelist, television director and screenwriter. She is best known for directing the 2009 film White Wedding, her feature film directorial debut. Born to parents Rick Turner and Barbara Hubbard. Her … read more»

  • Adze Ugah
  • Biography: Adze Ugah was educated in Nigeria at the National Film Institute, Jos and graduated with a distinction in Motion Picture Production. In 2001 he wrote, produced and directed his first video feature, VIYA, which earned him a Nigerian National … read more»

  • Patricia van Heerden
  • Biography: Patricia Van Heerden grew up on a cattle farm in the Northern Cape of South Africa. She completed her Bachelors’ degrees in social science and teaching at the University of Cape Town, and she completed her Masters in history … read more»

  • Remi Vaughan-Richards
  • Biography: Remi is vibrant and versatile director covering commercials, documentary and drama. She has recently directed an award winning docu-drama, One Small Step featured in the New York African Film Festival and went on tour in the USA; Scent of read more»

  • Fernando Vendrell
  • Biography: A graduate in Film Production of the Lisbon Film School in 1995, Fernando Vendrell worked for several years as an assistant director before he established his own Lisbon-based production company, David & Golias in 1992. Since then, he has … read more»

  • François Verster

  • Biography: François Verster, a South African director, has been working successfully in film for the last 10 years, winning several international prizes. Verster was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa, on February 12, 1969. Verster has a wide background in writing, … read more»

  • MAX and MONA Review
  • By Sean Jacobs
  •  Max and Mona is a post-apartheid South African comedy. Set in and around the country’s industrial capital Johannesburg, it revolves around young Max Bua (Mpho Lovingo), the village mourner of a small, provincial town who, despite inheriting his grandfather’s unique … read more»

  • A Matter of Style
  • By Patty Chang
  • Among the noteworthy films featured this year at the New York African Film Festival at Lincoln Center was George Amponsah and Cosima Spender’s documentary, The Importance of Being Elegant, which examines the Congolese subculture centered around the worship of clothes … read more»

  • Interview with Jean-Marie Teno
  • By Horst Rutsch
  • Born in 1954 in Famleng, Cameroon, Jean-Marie Teno studied communication at the University of Valenciennes.  Since graduating in 1984 with a degree in filmmaking, he has been living and working in France.  Directing both documentary and fiction, Teno frequently shoots … read more»

  • HELLO NIGERIA!
  • By Zina Saro-Wiwa
  • Hello Nigeria! is actually the first in a series of programmes that I am doing where I attempt to dissect another culture through examining their celebrity magazines. The series is called Hello World!, but it was seeing the Nigerian … read more»

  • Victor Viyuoh
  • Biography: Named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Independent Filmmakers to watch, Victor Viyuoh wrote and directed the short film Mboutoukou which was filmed entirely in Cameroon, Africa. In one year on the circuit, Mboutoukou played at over 100 festivals … read more»

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