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About the Director

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. In 2005 Stephen co-launched a small film, television and video production company named Stealth Donkey Moving […]

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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 has worked as a film editor since 2003. (Source: http://www.ahmadabdalla.net/) Films Shown in AFF, Inc. Programs: […]

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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 with a great-uncle in Paris, where they further pursued their education. Years later, after becoming […]

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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”, an ideal of an artist, which was dear to Léopold Sédar Senghor, rooted in tradition […]

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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 Nigeria, USA (FAN, USA). As a Nigerian-born writer, director, and producer, Tony Abulu has spent […]

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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 film to confront the immense personal and political costs of the widespread human rights abuses […]

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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, graduating in 1990. In 1997 he established Granite Film Works. In 2001 Newton’s debut feature […]

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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 in media began with a workshop in 1999 given by Marcel Odenbach, at the College […]

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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 been active in the Nigerian film industry. He has made several extremely popular titles including […]

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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. I am given to revealing the cinematic moments in stories. I have designed a children […]

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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 Santos, Jorge Blanco and Jorge Sánchez’ Cabezudo (Crematorium). He has also directed several of his […]

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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 Santos, Jorge Blanco and Jorge Sánchez’ Cabezudo (Crematorium). He has also directed several of his own […]

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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 directing and presenting current affairs stories for a youth cable channel, Rapture TV in 1997. His […]

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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 Y’all. Released in 2002, it was an oral history of the first decade of Hip […]

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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 producing video documentaries on the experiences of African immigrant groups in the United States particularly youth […]

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