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  • Stephen Abbott
  • Biography: Stephen is a writer, director, photographer and editor. He studied acting and film at Wits University, graduating in 2004. Since then he has been engaged in the South African film and television industry as a writer, director and editor. … read more»

  • Ahmad Abdalla
  • Biography: Born and living in Cairo, Egypt, Ahmad Abdalla graduated from the Faculty of Music Education. His films include Only to Please You (2006), Heliopolis (2009), Microphone (2010) and 18 Days (Tamantashar yom – 2011). In addition, Ahmad Abdalla … 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»

  • Moussa Sène Absa
  • Biography: Moussa Sène Absa was born in 1958 in Senegal. After starting a career as an actor, he has won awards for his short films, documentaries, and features. He is also a painter and author. He exemplifies the “homo senegalensis”, … read more»

  • Tony Abulu
  • Biography: Tony Abulu is the President and CEO of Black Ivory Communications, a multi-faceted media firm with 30 years’ experience in film production, entertainment, publishing, international marketing and African tourism development. Abulu is also the President of Filmmakers Association of … read more»

  • David Achkar
  • Biography: Gone too soon, David Achkar promised to be one of the most brilliant filmmakers of his generation in Africa. He left behind him a small but significant filmography. Allah Tantou is his bestknown work which became the first African … read more»

  • Newton I. Aduaka
  • Biography: Born in Eastern Nigeria in 1966, Newton’s family relocated to Lagos in 1970 at the end of the Biafran War. In 1985 he left for England to study engineering but discovered cinema and attended the London International Film School, … read more»

  • Mawuli Afatsiawo
  • Biography: Mawuli Afatsiawo was born in 1974 in Accra, Ghana. After attending school in London, he returned to Ghana in 1986, graduating with a BA in painting from the College of Art, Kwame Nkrumah University, Kumasi, in 1999. Afatsiawo’s interest … read more»

  • Kunle Afolayan
  • Biography: Kunle Afolayan is a Nigerian actor and director. He is the son of the famous theater and film director and producer Ade Love and member of Yoruba people. Afolayan is an economist by education, but since 2005 he has … read more»

  • Odion P. Agboh
  • Biography: A writer/director with strong emotion packed visual styles, who creates and treats stories for documentary-like, human interest images! Really versed in cultural content works. With a short film that has traveled to festivals and conferences in Europe and Africa. … read more»

  • Carlos Agullo
  • Biography: Carlos Agullo worked as an assistant editor on The Sea Inside by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and later as film editor for other award winning Spanish directors such as Mateo Gil, Oskar … read more»

  • Carlos Agullo and Mandy Jacobson
  • Biography: Carlos Agullo worked as an assistant editor on The Sea Inside by Alejandro Amenábar, which won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and later as film editor for other award winning Spanish directors such as Mateo Gil, Oskar … read more»

  • Roy Agyemang
  • Biography: Born in 1974 in London, Roy was a child actor playing roles in Grange Hill and The Bill. He attended Ravensbourne School of Broadcasting gaining the technical skills behind the camera. Post completion of his studies, he began … read more»

  • Charlie Ahearn
  • Biography: Wild Style directed by Charlie Ahearn was first screened in 1982 and went on to become the classic Hip Hop movie. After directing other films such as Fear of Fiction and artist documentaries Ahearn co-authored the book Yes Yes read more»

  • Sunju Ahmadu
  • Biography: Sunju Ahmadu is a filmmaker who directed her first documentary film, Bondo, A Journey Into Kono Womanhood, as part of the requirement of her MA in Documentary Film at Brunel University in the U.K. Sunju’s interests include directing and … read more»

  • Junaid Ahmed
  • Biography: International award winning filmmaker Junaid Ahmed was born in Durban, South Africa in 1959. After receiving his BS degree in Drama from the University of Durban-Westville, he began acting and producing both in South Africa’s previously disadvantaged community and … read more»

  • Jide Akinleminu
  • Also Known As: Jide Tom Akinleminu

    Biography: Jide Akinleminu grew up in the town of Ikorodu, Nigeria as the son of a Nigerian farmer and a Danish librarian. His family relocated in 1991 to Denmark. He attended the acclaimed Fatamorgana … read more»

  • John Akomfrah
  • Biography: John Akomfrah, OBE is widely recognized as one of the most influential figures of black British culture in the 1980s. An artist, lecturer, and writer as well as a filmmaker, his twenty-year body of work is among the most … read more»

  • Ashangbor Akwetey-Kanyi
  • Biography: Ashangbor Akwetey-Kanyi was born in 1959 and joined the film industry as an exhibition assistant in the early 1990s. It was there he began working for Mr. Augustine Abbey, “The Great Idikoko”. He later became Mr. Abbey’s production manager … read more»

  • Lamia Alami
  • Biography: Lamia Alami is a ‘nomad’ rooted in the spirit of a rich mixed heritage, a rebel with a cause, a lover of the mystical, a cinema addict and a culture aficionado. She is half Moroccan and a quarter Swiss/quarter … read more»