Author Archives: jessica

  • Taieb Louhichi
  • Biography: Taieb Louhichi is Tunisian sociologist, screenwriter, and filmmaker. He studied sociology and film directing in Paris. His first feature, L’ombre de la terre, was screened at Cannes in La Semaine de la Critique.  In 2006 he was in … read more»

  • Elodie Lefebvre
  • Biography: Elodie Lefebvre is an artist and filmmaker born in Toulouse in 1974. She discovered an experimental video while studying at the Toulouse Ecole des Beaux-Arts. Her documentary films open up a space to share and exchange with other artists.… read more»

  • Osvalde Lewat-Hallade
  • Biography: Osvalde Lewat-Hallade is an award-winning filmmaker who began making documentaries after several years as a journalist. She produced her first documentary, Upsa Yimoowin (The Pipe of Hope) in Toronto in 2000. That film denounces the sidelining of … read more»

  • Philippe Cordey
  • Biography: Philippe Cordey is an eclectic and multi-talented cinematographer, filmmaker, and photographer. As a cinematographer, he has photographed numerous European award winning feature films, documentaries, commercials, and corporate films over the last 20 years.

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: read more»

  • Shani Peters
  • Biography: Shani Peters is a multi-disciplinary New York-based artist (b. Lansing, MI). She completed her B.A. at Michigan State University and her M.F.A. at The City College of NY. She has exhibited/presented work in the US and abroad, at the … read more»

  • Deborah Perkin
  • Biography: Deborah Perkin is an experienced and award-winning documentary filmmaker who has worked as producer/director, series producer, executive producer, and development head in television, radio and online. She embraces the quick, the dead and the quirky, from criminal psychology on … read more»

  • Jean Odoutan
  • Biography: Jean Odoutan, born in Benin in 1965 is an actor, director, producer, and composer. Of all the clips Odoutan has directed, he also produced and composed the music to each. His first feature film Barbeque-Pejo, has been selected … read more»

  • Clement Oubrerie and Marguerite Abouet
  • Biography: Marguerite Abouet was born in 1971 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in Western Africa. She grew up during a time of great prosperity in the Ivory Coast. At the age of twelve, she and her old brother went to stay … read more»

  • Michael Raeburn
  • Biography: Michael Raeburn has achieved international acclaim as a Director and Script writer, and also is a novelist. His features, documentaries and experimental movies stand out as ground breaking works with a unique personal touch, and have won numerous festival … read more»

  • The Voice on the Moon
  • Directors: Goddy Leye
    Countries: Cameroon
    Year: 2005
    Running Time: 3 min.
    Language: English

    A man alights on the moon. Neil Armstrong is there. In a steady stream of dance steps, to the sound of Cameroonian music, the man – the … read more»

  • Samaki Wanne
  • Biography: The name Samaki Wanne (“Four Fish” in Swahili), on one hand alludes to the Calle Tres Peces (Three Fish Street) in Madrid, where Dika Productions’ headquarters are located, and where the greater part of this documentary was produced. On … read more»

  • Katy Lèna N’diaye
  • Biography: Katy Lèna N’diaye was born in Senegal in 1968 and moved to France at a very young age with her parents. She later worked as a journalist in Brussels, Belgium for ten years. In 2003, N’diaye made her first read more»

  • Omelihu Nwanguma
  • Biography: Omelihu Nwanguma is a Nigerian feature film and documentary filmmaker from the UK. Nwanguma is passionate about working on dramatic projects about social issues. His key interest is in the development of filmmakers of ethnic origin and pushing the … read more»

  • Marie Clémence and Cesar Paes
  • Biography: Marie Clémence and Cesar Paes are both filmmakers known for making documentary feature films where music is both narrative and pretext. Their films address social issues and fight against clichés. Clémence is French and Malagasy. Paes is Brazilian and … read more»

  • Kwesi Owusu
  • Biography: Dr. Owusu is a highly experienced expert in communications and social marketing with over 25 years experience working in the creative industries. Dr Owusu was a Senior Director of Jubilee2000, one of the most successful global marketing campaigns of … read more»

  • Women’s History Month Screening at NeueHouse

    Thursday, March 17th 6:45 PM-9:15PM

    Join NeueHouse and African Film Festival, Inc. for a celebration of Women’s History Month with directors Ekwa Msangi (Soko Sonko) and Alla Kovgan (Nora), and  dancer-choreographer nora chipaumire. 

    In the read more»

  • Kwate Nee-Owoo
  • Biography: Kwate Nee- Owoo is an African producer and filmmaker most known for Ama, as well as Ouaga: Africa Cinema Now, and The Media Show.

    Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
    Ama (2014).

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  • Royce Osborn
  • Biography: Royce Osborn is a New Orleans-born writer and producer. In 2003, he created the popular documentary All on a Mardi Gras Day, which explores New Orleans’ black carnival traditions in an historical context. The program was broadcast nationally … read more»

  • Makela Pululu
  • Biography: Born in Democratic Republic of Congo/ Kinshasa, Makela Pululu arrived in South Africa/ Cape Town as a refugee in 1197. He started in the filmmaking industry as a freelance spark and lighting workshop supervisor at MCC (The Movie Camera … read more»

  • Eliaichi Kimaro
  • Biography: Eliaichi Kimaro is a first-generation American filmmaker. Her father is Tanzanian and her mother is Korean. When her dad retired and moved back to Tanzania, she followed him to do a film about his side of the family, A read more»