Kevin Willmott

Biography: Kevin Willmott is a professor of film at the University of Kansas and a film writer and director. He is known for work focusing on black issues including writing and directing Ninth Street, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of read more»

Qasim Basir

Biography: Qasim “Q” Basir is an award-winning filmmaker. He directed his first feature film in 2010, MOOZ-lum, starring Nia Long, Evan Ross and Danny Glover. The coming-of-age tale about a Muslim boy going to college around the September 11 … read more»

Roger Allers

Biography: is an American film director, screenwriter, storyboard artist, animator and playwright. He is most well known for co-directing the highest-grossing 2D animated film of all time, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ The Lion King, and for writing the Broadway adaptation, … read more»

Bill Siegel

Biography: Bill Siegel has more than 20 years of experience in documentary filmmaking and education. He co-directed the Academy Award-nominated documentary The Weather Underground; was a researcher on the documentary films Muhammad Ali: The Whole Story and Hoop Dreamsread more»

Abdul Ndadi

Biography: Abdul Ndadi is an animator from Ghana and Africa is his inspiration. He wants to show another side of Africa besides safaris.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
Orisha’s Journey (2016)

Orisha’s Journey (2016)

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Mamadou Dia

Biography: Mamadou is a Senegalese director based in New York. He is completing a Master in Filmmaking at the Tisch School of the Arts (NYU). Before moving to the US he worked as a videojournalist and camera operator in Senegal … read more»

Alfonso Johnson

Biography: Alfonso Johnson is an actor/director, who was born and raised in Queens, NY. Alfonso has been performing since the age of 12, where he got his start at the world famous Apollo Theater. Alfonso has trained at the prestigious … read more»

Cedric Ido

Biography: Cedric Ido is a versatile French/Burkinabe artist, author, director, actor and illustrator. He grew up in Stains, a small suburban town near Paris. He considers himself a storyteller. His previous short film, the award winning and critically acclaimed Hasaki read more»

Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine

Biography: Ntare Guma Mbaho Mwine is a dual citizen of Uganda and America working in the mediums of photography, theatre, film and television.

Feature film acting credits include Blood Diamond and 40. Film directing credits include Beware of Timeread more»

Alice Diop

Biography: In 2011, Alice Diop’s feature documentary Danton’s Death won the Library Award at the Cinéma du Réel Festival as well as the Etoile de la Scam 2012 Award. Shot in 2015, Towards Tenderness did its World Premiere at Creteil … read more»

Yohann Kouam

Biography: Born in Lille (France) from Cameroonian parents, Yohann Kouam studied editing at Institut des arts de diffusion (IAD) in Brussels, then Translation Studies in France. After his shorts Fragments de vie (2007) and Les dimanches de Léa (2010), he … read more»


Biography: Born in Cenon, France, from French and Spanish parents, Zangro grew up in Spain and Morocco before returning to France. Ater studying sociology, he worked as a video instructor and directed Waiting for Tomorrow, a TV movie broadcasted … read more»

Jean-Charles Mbotti Mololo

Biography: Born in Vaulx-en-Velin, France, Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo is a dancer, of Cameroonian descent. He studied animation at the Emile Cohl School of Lyon. After his first short success, The Heart is a Metronome and a collaboration with the Karambolage … read more»

Seyi Adebanjo

Biography: Seyi Adebanjo is a Queer gender-non-conforming Nigerian MFA artist.   Seyi is a media artist who raises awareness around social issues through digital video, multimedia photography and writings. Seyi’s work is the intersection of art, media, imagination, ritual and politics. … read more»

Kewulay Kamara

Biography: Kewulay Kamara, poet-storyteller, multi-media artist and lecturer from Sierra Leone living in York. He is subject of articles in The New York Times and has appeared on A&E Television, PBS, and other outlets. Kewulay has performed at St. John … read more»

Dina Velikovskaya

Biography: Dina Velikovskaya was born in Moscow in 1984. In 2005, she graduated from State Art School with a specialization in scenic design. In 2011, she graduated from the Russian State University of Cinematography. She is currently a student of … read more»

Roy Anderson

Biography: Roy T. Anderson is writer, director and producer of the award-winning film Akwantu: the Journey (Action 4 Reel Flimworks, 2012), on the history of the Jamaican Maroons. Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess, Roy’s sophomore film, expands on the … read more»

Marc Serena

Biography: Marc Serena is a journalist and published Un-African love? (2014), compiling queer voices from 15 African countries. His previous book, Trip to the 25 (2011), received great success in Asia, where it has been published in Chinese and Korean. … read more»

Pablo García Pérez De Lara

Biography: Pablo García Pérez De Lara has directed two full-length award-winning films: Fuente Álamo, the Caress of Time (2001) and Butterfly (2007). His short film Alicia Portrayed (2002) was selected by the Semaine de la critique du festival de Cannes.… read more»

Lydie Diakhaté

Biography: Lydie Diakhaté is an independent film producer and art critic specializing in the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. She is the founder of K’a Yelema Productions in Paris and New York and co-founder and director … read more»