Tony Buba

Biography: Tony Buba has made over thirty films including four feature films exploring working-class issues in and around his hometown since 1974. Buba began his career with “The Braddock Chronicles,” a dozen short documentary portraits of the stubborn signs of … read more»

Senay Berhe

Biography: Senay Berhe, born 1979 is a director based in Stockholm, Sweden. His award-winning work crosses adeptly between documentaries, commercials, music videos and shorts. He is constantly renewing himself and sees no boundaries in his work. He has travelled across … read more»

Teddy Goitom, Benjamin Taft and Senay Berhe

Biography: Born in Jerusalem in 1973, raised in Sweden and with roots in East Africa, Teddy Goitom created the global network Stocktown in 1998. Since then Teddy has produced cutting edge and social engaged content for film, TV and digital … read more»

Gabriel Mascaro

Biography: Gabriel Mascaro (1983) lives and works in Recife (Brazil). He graduated in Social Comunication from the Federal University of Pernambuco. His work explores the negotiation of power relationships in their most diverse forms. Spanning cinema and the visual arts, … read more»

Petter Ringbom

Biography: Petter Ringbom is a New York-based director of documentary and narrative films. His debut feature documentary, The Russian Winter, a film about American musician John Forté, premiered at Tribeca Film Festival in 2012 and screened at IDFA, Moscow International … read more»

Ngardy Conteh George and Allan Tong

Biography: As a Sierra Leonean-Canadian, Ngardy Conteh George always wants to tell stories of the African Diaspora. As a director she has achieved this with Soldiers for the Streets, a short documentary for the NFB, broadcast on CBC Television and … read more»

Ngardy Conteh George

Biography: As a Sierra Leonean-Canadian, Ngardy Conteh George always wants to tell stories of the African Diaspora. As a director she has achieved this with Soldiers for the Streets, a short documentary for the NFB, broadcast on CBC Television and … read more»

Allan Tong

Biography: Allan is a Toronto filmmaker who wrote and directed the shorts Little Mao and I Want To Be a Desi, which Bravo aired after enjoying award-winning festival runs. His short drama, Grange Avenue (2008) also played festivals and … read more»

Dare Fasasi

Biography: Dare Fasasi, aka ‘Baba Dee,’ is a graduate of Theatre Arts with a B.A. and M.A. in directing for stage and fiction film. The multi-talented actor, songwriter, and dance hall artist Baba Dee is one of the pioneer video … read more»

Bazi Gete

Biography: Bazi Gete is an Israeli writer and director. He received his B.F.A. in Film and Television from Sapir Academic College in Israel. He wrote and directed two short films Medium Rare (2009), which screened in the Jerusalem Film Festival … read more»

Carey McKenzie

Biography: Carey McKenzie grew up in Cape Town and got her start directing theater at Cambridge before going on to NYU’s Graduate Film Program in New York. Her NYU thesis film Heartspace was co- produced by the SABC and Big … read more»

Branwen Okpako

Biography: Branwen Okpako was born in Lagos/Nigeria. She studied political sciences at Bristol University, England, followed by studies in filmmaking at the German Film & Television Academy, Berlin (dffb). The fiction feature Valley of the Innocent (Tal der Ahnungslosenread more»

Wanjiru Kairu

Biography: Wanjiru Kairu is a filmmaker based in Kenya whose main goal is to create films that are compelling, original and successful in promoting dialogue on social issues. She has successfully produced, directed and written for television and has a … read more»

Ibrahim El-Batout

Biography: Ibrahim El-Batout was born in Port-Said, Egypt in 1963. Though he studied physics in school, he began working as a cameraman at the Video Cairo Production House and subsequently developed a deep interest in film.  From 1987-2004 he worked … read more»

Cheikh Ndiaye

Biography: Cheikh Amadou Ndiaye was born in 1962, in Dakar, Senegal. He studied editing and filmmaking at the Free Conservatory of French Cinema (CLCF) in Paris. His first feature film was The Call of the Arenas (Selection Berlin Film … read more»

John Riber

Biography: John Riber was born and raised in India, where he spent a decade of his career making films.  During this time he also traveled to Bangladesh to work.  In 1987 Rober moved to Zimbabwe where he, along with his … read more»

Dumisani Phakathi

Biography: Dumisani Phakathi, aka Malo 8, is a Soweto-born director of television, films and commercials. Phakathi has collaborated with notable media organizations BBC, Arte and TV2 Denmark. Phakathi has received additional praise including a special mention at Toronto Film … read more»

Ngozi Onwurah

Biography: Ngozi Onwurah was born in 1966 in Nigeria to a Nigerian father, and a white British mother, Madge Onwurah. As a child, Onwurah’s mother was forced to flee with her children from Nigeria in order to escape a Civil … read more»

Raymond Rajaonarivelo

Biography: Raymond Rajaonarivelo was born in Madagascar and studied film in France. After working as a director and cinematographer on short films, he made his debut feature, Tabataba, in 1988.

Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs:
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Stanley Nelson

Biography: Stanley Nelson is co-founder and Executive Director of Firelight Media, which provides technical education and professional support to emerging documentarians; and co-founder of the for-profit documentary production company, Firelight Films. His latest films include Freedom Riders and Wounded Kneeread more»