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About the Director

Safi Faye

Biography: Safi Faye was born in Dakar, Senegal, in 1943. She was a school teacher for six years before beginning her career in film, as an actress in Jean Rouch’s Petit à petit in 1971. Subsequently, Faye studied both ethnology and film at the Louis Lumière National Cinema School. There she made her first short […]

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Guetty Felin

Biography: Guetty Felin is an award-winning independent filmmaker, teacher, and film curator. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in New York, she holds an MFA from the university of Paris School of Cinema. Throughout her career, Felin has worked on factual and narrative films for European and American television. She produced and co-curated the critically-acclaimed […]

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Andrea Nix Fine

Also Known As: Andrea Nix / Andrea Fine Biography: Sean and Andrea Fine are Academy Award-nominated directors and three-time Emmy award winners. Sean is a director/cinematographer, and Andrea is a director/writer. They have been producing, directing and shooting documentaries for the finest outlets in television and film. They have worked in over thirty countries, from […]

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Sean Fine

Biography: Sean and Andrea Fine are Academy Award-nominated directors and three-time Emmy award winners. Sean is a director/cinematographer, and Andrea is a director/writer. They have been producing, directing and shooting documentaries for the finest outlets in television and film. They have worked in over thirty countries, from dangerous war zones to the Arctic Circle, to […]

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Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Also Known As: Andrea Nix / Andrea Fine Biography: Sean and Andrea Fine are Academy Award-nominated directors and three-time Emmy award winners. Sean is a director/cinematographer, and Andrea is a director/writer. They have been producing, directing and shooting documentaries for the finest outlets in television and film. They have worked in over thirty countries, from […]

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Ryan Fleck

Also Known As: Ryan K. Fleck Biography: Ryan Fleck (born September 20, 1976) is an American film director, cinematographer, editor, and screenwriter best known for directing and writing the 2006 film Half Nelson and the 2008 film Sugar. He is also famous for his collaborations with fellow filmmaker Anna Boden. Fleck was born in Berkeley, […]

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Gahité Fofana

Biography: Gahité Fofana was born in 1965 in France to a Guinean father and a French mother. He studied literature and film in Paris, and worked as a film editor making his first short, Tanun in 1994 which earned him the Black Movies award in Geneva in 1995. In 1995 he made two films for […]

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António Forjaz

Biography: António Forjaz was born in 1970. He attended London’s New Woods School, the Algarve International School in Porches, Portugal, and Columbia College in Chicago, where he earned a BA in Fine Arts in 1995. Forjaz directed two live programs, Global Agenda and Sport Review for Mozambican television. He received a grant from Instituto Portuguese […]

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Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira

Biography: Orlando Fortunato de Oliveira was born on March 20, 1946 in Benguel, Angola. He is one of the pioneers of Angolan cinema. As a director, his films portray the era of colonialism. Graduate of Catholic University of America in sciences and geophysics, he turned to cinema and released his first film, Um Caso Nosso, […]

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Craig Foster

Biography: Brothers Craig and Damon Foster are widely regarded as South Africa’s top documentary filmmakers. With a long experience shooting and directing, and having received numerous international awards, the Foster brothers have deservedly carved themselves a niche in global film circles. The Foster brothers have been at the forefront of the African renaissance, using media […]

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Craig and Damon Foster

Biography: Brothers Craig and Damon Foster are widely regarded as South Africa’s top documentary filmmakers. With a long experience shooting and directing, and having received numerous international awards, the Foster brothers have deservedly carved themselves a niche in global film circles. The Foster brothers have been at the forefront of the African renaissance, using media […]

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Damon Foster

Biography: Brothers Craig and Damon Foster are widely regarded as South Africa’s top documentary filmmakers. With a long experience shooting and directing, and having received numerous international awards, the Foster brothers have deservedly carved themselves a niche in global film circles. The Foster brothers have been at the forefront of the African renaissance, using media […]

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Revel Fox

Biography: Revel Fox is a filmmaker from Cape Town who has worked in film and television in South Africa and the UK for a few decades. He is perhaps best known to South Africans as the director of the award-winning film about a young trapeze artist, The Flyer (2005). After graduating from the London National […]

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Brahim Fritah

Biography: Of French-Moroccan dual nationality, Brahim Fritah was born in Paris in 1973. He studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, in the photo/video department. Over the years he has developed a unique and original style, straddling the border between several different artistic fields and merging documentary and fiction. His films […]

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Joan Frosch and Alla Kovgan

Biography: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joan Frosch explores 21st century artmaking through the voices of often previously marginalized artists and thinkers, including the emergent voices of contemporary dancers and choreographers in Africa, and the African Diasporas of France and the USA. Joan’s creative path encompasses making and directing dance theatre, writing and producing as […]

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Joan Frosch

Biography: Born and raised in Brooklyn, Joan Frosch explores 21st century artmaking through the voices of often previously marginalized artists and thinkers, including the emergent voices of contemporary dancers and choreographers in Africa, and the African Diasporas of France and the USA. Joan’s creative path encompasses making and directing dance theatre, writing and producing as […]

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Ian Gabriel

Biography: Ian Gabriel’s career began at Johannesburg’s famous multi-racial theatre venue, Dorkay House. It was in this intriguing setting that a fascination with performance drew Ian into film where he worked as a producer before launching himself as a commercials and music video director. Today Ian Gabriel is internationally recognised as a top performance director […]

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Samba Gadjigo

Biography: Samba Gadjigo (writer/producer/director) is the world’s foremost expert on the career of Ousmane Sembène. He was the official biographer of the late filmmaker, and acted as Sembène’s agent in the United States. Born and raised in Senegal, Gadjigo was educated at the University of Dakar and the École Normale Supérieure, also in Dakar, and […]

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USA Galadima

Also Known As: U.S.A. Galadima / Usa Galadima Biography: USA Galadima was born in 1953. He started his broadcast career with Nigerian Television Kaduna in 1973, and then travelled to the United States to study and work in the television industry. He then returned to Nigeria, where he worked for Nigerian Film Corporation until his […]

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Zézé Gamboa

Biography: Zézé Gamboa was born in Luanda, Angola, in 1955. Between 1974 and 1980 he directed television programs, and in 1984 he graduated from Néciphone in Paris with a degree in sound engineering. He has directed numerous films and has been a member of the jury at several international film festivals. His 1991 documentary, Mopiopio, […]

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