QAFF 2022 OFFICIAL GUESTS
QAFF 2022 OFFICIAL GUESTS
Director Colombia Afro-Bogota woman. Passionate about storytelling and video clips, Marcela studied Audiovisual Communication and Multimedia. Later in Buenos Aires she began her studies in dramaturgy, screenwriting and acting. She is currently the first local assistant director of a foreign series that explores the life of Huey P. Newton, leader of the Black Panthers. She is also in the development of a non-fiction piece that she will direct and write in co-production with Señal Colombia...
Director France Aïssa Diaby is a young French Guinean director of 28 years old. She has a Master's degree in International Studies from Sciences Politiques Grenoble and because of her interest in cinema, she attended the audiovisual school PointVue in Paris. She is currently under the direction of the production program of the 50/50 collective and Netflix. Her first short film, Douleur silencieuse, produced by the association Tribudom, was selected by the Short Film Corner in Cannes...
Director United States Skinner Myers is an award-winning filmmaker who has written and directed 11 films. His feature film debut, THE SLEEPING NEGRO (2021), world premiered at Slamdance FF and internationally premiered at the Champs-Elysees FF in Paris, France. It won the FIPRESCI award at IFF Mannheim Heidelberg. Myers has studied at Columbia University, Brooklyn College, the USC School of Cinematic Arts and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.
Director Iceland Fan Sissoko is a French-Malian artist and filmmaker based in Reykjavik, with a background in design for social change. Her work explores themes of migration, motherhood, otherhood and neurodiversity. Notable commissions include work for the Migration Museum, the Museum of London, the Science Gallery Dublin and the National Trust. Her animated short film 'On the Surface' was awarded a grant from Art With Impact, and screened at festivals around the world...
Diector Tanzania Valerio Lopes is a Cape Verdean storyteller and director born in Luxembourg. He considers himself an African who left the continent before being born. Both his parents are Cape Verdean immigrants who left the country before its independence at times of hunger and unemployment. As a director, Cape Verde was at the center of Val's first documentary "Cabralista". He has lived an travelled the continent extensively, using his day job as an enabler and his curiosity...
Director Kenya Lydia Matata films include Sungura (rabbit) a short film revolving around sexuality, disability and inclusiveness. The project has screened at various festivals, including the Pan African International Film Festival at Cannes and the Malatesta Short Film Festival in Italy where it won the Best Extended Cinema Award. Her documentary short, Utapata Mwingine was released in August,2020. The film has been selected to various festivals including the UN Women’s Global Voices Film...
Director Brazil Luiz Maximo was born in 1996, in Belo Horizonte city. He was always a curious and artistic person. Since he was a kid, he illustrated and attempted to make short animations with his friends. Nowadays, he is graduated in "Animation Cinema" in the college of Belas Artes, UFMG. He worked with publicitary animation, illustrated books, and currently he works for movies and TV. He participated in four short movies, 3 TV series and 3 feature films.
Director Brazil Pâmela Peregrino is an animator, set designer, arts professor at the Universidade Federal do Sul da Bahia and has sought to make short animations in educational processes involved, immersion and experience in traditional black and indigenous communities. Among his main works are the shorts: “Partir” (2012), “Òpárá de Òsùn: when everything is born” (2018), “Oríkì” (2020), “Porto e Raiz” (2021) and “Ewé de Òsányìn: o secret of the leaves” (2021).
Director Peru Alan Brain Delgado is an award-winning Peruvian-American filmmaker and journalist, with more than 20 years of experience working in television and film. Alan Brain began his career in the Peruvian film/TV industry as a video editor. He worked for several prominent Peruvian journalist TV shows and became the chief story editor for one of the most important living Peruvian journalists, Cesar Hildebrandt. In Peru, he also collaborated as an editor, in several projects...
Director La Réunion Born in Mâcon in 1983, Érika Étangsalé now lives and works in Reunion Island after graduating from the École des Beaux-Arts de Dijon (ENSA) and the Institut de L'image de l'Océan Indien (ILOI). Treading the fine line between documentary and fiction, between reality and mythology, her work mostly focuses on heredity and memory loss through the prism of our growing disconnection from the living, nature, and the invisible world.
Director Canada Born and raised in Hungary, award winning filmmaker Tamás Wormser began his artistic career as a theatre director. Wormser’s filmography consists mostly of documentary films but also includes fiction, dance and experimental films. His work has been shown in over 50 countries. After Hand to Hand, a film commissioned by the Vancouver Winter Olympics...
Director Burkina Faso A Burkinabè-American independent writer/director, Leslie Tô began her professional career as an associate producer for Link TV: Television Without Borders where she produced numerous elements for broadcast. For the last decade, Leslie has been writing and directing short films in various countries in Africa. In 2019, her Television pilot COUP D’ETAT placed as a semifinalist in both the Screencraft Fellowship and the WeScreenplay Competitions...
Director Martinique Alan Bidard is an award-winning animation film director from the French island of Martinique in the Caribbean. During the two last decades, he has produced and directed animated feature and short films, animated series, documentaries and live-action films which won more than 60 awards and 250 nominations in festivals worldwide. As for now, Alan Bidard is the only Caribbean animation film director who won that many recognitions. In love with the animation medium, in 202...
Director South Africa HLUMELA MATIKA is a South African filmmaker based in Cape Town. She works within narrative, ethnography and hybrid storytelling. She obtained her undergraduate degree from AFDA in film production, in 2016 and was awarded the Fulbright scholarship and obtained her MFA at Syracuse University, Upstate New York graduating in 2019. She is an alumnus of the Berlinale Durban Talents and the International Film Academy (IFA) 2019...
Director Colombia Wilson Borja was born in Bogotá, Colombia in 1980. After graduating as a graphic designer in 2003, he has been creating images for magazines and books for more than ten years. In animation, he has collaborated as concept artist and character designer for TV and film projects. He graduated from the Master of Fine Arts in Studio Art program at the University of Arkansas after earning a Fulbright scholarship in 2011. Currently, he teaches illustration and animation courses...
Director Italy An Italian photographer and filmmaker of Colombian mother, she works in music and film. She began her career documenting festivals such as Giffoni Film Festival, Milano Film Festival and Miami. This was followed by a collaboration with Universal Music to document the record and video clip productions of some artists including Selton, Malika Ayane, Spinelli and independent productions such as Folcast, Noan and Gabriele Troisi.
Director Colombia Nicolás Cuervo Rincón was born in Bogotá on November 25, 1987. He is a Filmmaker from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia and holds a Master's degree in Creative Writing from the same university. In 2013 he was winner of the RCN-MEN National Short Story Contest with the story "El Emperador Pacifista". He has worked for 8 years as an audiovisual advertising director and has been a film teacher for high school at the Refous School guiding students...
Director Egypt Morad is an Egyptian Filmmaker, born 1988 in Cairo, He studied the filmmaking at Cinema Palace in Egypt and then started his career in the film industry as an Assistant Director in various independent Films. And he collaborated as an Executive Director in "Souad" feature film which was in the official selection in Cannes Film Festival 2020 and Berlinale.
Lamar Bailey Karamañites
Panama Director DIRECTOR Lamar Bailey Karamañites is an Afro-descendant woman activist, educator, filmmaker and facilitator. She graduated from the Baruch College (CUNY) with a degree in Marketing and is currently doing a Master program in development and cooperation in the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, in Valencia, Spain. She was a member of the Afro-Panamanian social movement through a variety of grassroots organizations such as Afro-Panamanian Youth Network, Voices of Afro-descendant.
Ramata Toulay Sy
Director Senegal After completing a Master’s degree in Performing Arts with a specialization in Cinema and a Master’s degree in Screenwriting, Ramata-Toulaye Sy attended the Equal Opportunity Workshops at La Fémis in 2009- 2010. She officially entered the school in 2011, in the Screenwriting department, and graduated in 2015. She worked, among others, as a screenwriter on the film Sibel, released in March 2019 and directed by Cagla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti
Director Congo Author-director, is an artist, dancer-performer, theater performer and choreographer, Franco-Congolese. At the age of 12 he created a dance group in the streets of Brazzaville "BANA 16ème". He discovered the Tambours de Brazza which nourished his desire to dance. In 2000, he began his stage career and joined the BINA-NGOUA/Serge Bissadissi Company in Pointe-Noire. In August 2002 he launched himself into the choreographic landscape with his first piece "Corps en Trance"....
Director Jamaica Ryan Eccleston is an award winning Photographer/Filmmaker. Born 1980 in Kingston, Jamaica. He is an Alumnus of The Art Institute Of Fort. Lauderdale. Where he studied Filmmaking, Broadcasting and Photography. Eccleston’s work has been exhibited at the United Nations HQ, Trinidad&Tobago, Greece, Art Basel Miami, Switzerland and Jamaica. He spent most of his life traveling and living in several countries including the U.S.A , Egypt and Israel.
Director Colombia Anthropologist, screenwriter and audiovisual producer, with a master's degree in visual anthropology from FLACSO-Ecuador. He has directed documentaries, video clips specialized in hip hop and developed screenplays. His most recent feature documentary Cantos que inundan el río, was premiered in the Official Selection of Hot Docs Festival, 2021; and his short film El Juicio, was part of the Festival del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de la Habana in 2020...
Director Kenya Joash Omondi is a filmmaker, editor, screenwriter and composer living in Nairobi, Kenya. As evidenced by his skillset, Joash has strived to extend his talents beyond just one singular title. This has made him an indispensable participant wherever his talents have been deployed. Locally, he has directed brand films and commercials for Trust condoms, Telkom Kenya, Copia, APA Insurance, Always and Suave bags as well as a music video for MTV European Music Award winners Sauti Sol.
Andreia Beatriz, Hamilton Borges, Luis Carlos de Alencar
Director Brazil Director, screenwriter, researcher. Partner of the production company Couro de Rato. Directed the short Invisible Men. Andreia is a debuting director, Doctor at Lemos Brito Penitentiary, in Bahia, Specialist in Family and Community Medicine, Master in Public Health. Hamilton is a debuting Director. Born and raised in Curuzu, Salvador City in Bahia. His knowledge comes from his black wrestling and emotional interaction with the women in his family...
Director Belgium A graduate of INSAS, Kita Bauchet is a Belgian filmmaker. After several short fiction films, Violette et Framboise, Le temps d'un soufflé, Violette au Travail, in 2009 she directed La Fabrique de Panique, a feature-length documentary on the Belgian animated film "Panique au village" by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier, will follow in 2016 Une vie contre l'oubli on the work of director André Dartevelle.
James Camargo De Alba
Director Colombia Master in Dramatic Art graduated from the Universidad del Atlántico (Barranquilla, Colombia), winner of the FDC stimuli in screenwriting during the years 2016 and 2017 with the scripts EL PARAÍSO and SUEÑOS DE CARTÓN, respectively, delivered by Proimágenes Colombia. He also won first place in the 2015 version of the Smartfilms Festival with his first short film FINAL ACT; and the encouragement of the realization of regional short films FDC 2016...
Maky Madiba Sylla, Lionel Bourqui
Directors Senegal Maky Madiba Sylla also known as Daddy Maky is a senegalese musician and filmmaker based in Switzerland. After graduating from Birmingham Film Institute, he completed a educationnal program at Esma school of cinema in Dakar/Senegal.
Director Colombia His love for cinema from an early age led him to study audiovisual media at the Politécnico Gran Colombiano University with an emphasis on film production and direction; traveling to the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina, he specialized in the areas of Audiovisual Direction, production and post-production, studies that he carried out in renowned institutions such as the National School of Experimentation and Filmmaking (ENERC), (SICA), among others.
Elkin Calderón Guevara and Diego Piñeros García
Directors Colombia Calderón & Piñeros is a collective composed of Berlin-Bogotá-based artists Elkin Calderón Guevara and Diego Piñeros García. Their projects generate new approaches to art and cinema from hybrid perspectives and disciplines, questioning hegemonic forms of knowledge and power. Calderón & Piñeros create links between present memories and the ruins of the past in order to question our assumptions of reality and linear readings of history.
Director Botswana Dr. Jenny H Ledikwe is a scientist specializing in Global Health. Her work focuses on combining the science of behavior change with the art of filmmaking. Jenny's film projects focus on topics such as human trafficking, HIV, child abuse, and mental health. Dr. Ledikwe has over 50 articles in scholarly journals and has spent the past 15 years based in Africa working to strengthen health systems. She was named the Best Emerging Filmmaker at The African Film Festival in Houston.
Director Guinea-Bissau Welket Bungué is originally from the Balanta tribe, was born in Xitole (Guinea-Bissau) on February 7th, 1988. He is a Portuguese-Guinean actor and film director based in Berlin, a co-founder of Kussa Productions. He holds a degree in Theater from the Actors branch (ESTC / Lisbon) and a postgraduate degree in Performance (UniRio / Brazil). He is a Permanent Member of the Portuguese Academy of Cinema, the Deutsche Filmakademie, and a member of the European Film Academy...
Gregor Kuhlmann and Fernanda Piñeda
Directors Colombia Gregor bought his first digital photo camera at the age of 16. Ever since then he had a love for visual story telling. From photography he moved to cinematography within the years. At the age of 21 he started studying Social Sciences. Fernanda Pineda: Audiovisual Director, Photographer and producer with more than 9 years of experience in work documentaries and photojournalism. Currently founding partner and Creative Director of the production company PÁRAMO FILMS since 2017.
Director France Nicolas Séry was born of Réunionese parents, in Melun, in 1980. Having returned to Réunion island, Nicolas now questions not only the limited room given to the Creole language and the island’s history in society but also the lack of knowledge and representation of the culture in France and Réunion island. For Nicolas, directing Creole speaking actors therefore becomes a militant act.
Director France French of Beninese and Cameroonian descent, Soraya Milla is an independant filmmaker who grew up between France and Ivory Coast. She gratuated in Performing Arts at the University of Paris X, Film direction at the IAD (Belgium) and Film production at INA in Paris. She directed two short films Exotique (2015) and Vitiligo (2018). Both are fables about hair and Black skin, selected significantly in many international festivals, available in several VOD platforms...
Director Dominican Republic Born and raised in Santo Domingo, Ivan Herrera is a Dominican director, producer, and screenwriter. Passionate about photography, it is by observing the world through the lens of his camera that he finds inspiration and interprets humanity. His short film « La Pasión Original », received the Judge's Choice Awards at TIFFxInstagram Shorts Festival in 2016.
Victoria Aryee and Daniel Kumah
Directors Ghana Victoria ARYEE is an Archaeologist, Assistant Lecturer of archaeology and heritage studies, Performing artist and an Art and Cultural heritage enthusiast. She was born and educated in Ghana. She is a PhD candidate in the University of Ghana Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies. Daniel KUMAH is a doctoral student at the University of Toulouse II, Jean Jaures, France and an Assistant Lecturer at the University of Ghana, Legon...
Director Colombia Mat Charles is a journalist and filmmaker based in Colombia, where he works as a freelance foreign correspondent covering the country´s civil conflict for the BBC World Service and The Telegraph newspaper. Mat has produced documentaries for BBC News and his films have been broadcast on network television across Europe. He's won several awards on the film festival circuit and has taught journalism and documentary production in both Colombia and the UK.
Director France At 24 years old, Wilmarc Val, obtained a degree in journalism at the ISFJ - École des Médias before reorienting himself towards film studies, which he is currently finishing. In parallel, he writes and directs short films.
Director France Journalist and photographer in the written press for several years in France and abroad, Thomas Belet is passionate about traditional music that accompanies his many trips, particularly in Colombia where he fell in love with the musical diversity of the country. He is also co-founder of the Locombia Festival in Toulouse in 2017. Herencias, his first documentary film, is the result of a long work around the village of San Basilio de Palenque.
Katrina Brook Flores
Director United States Katrina Brook Flores aka El La Katrina is a Queer Indigenous Xicanx multi-practice artist born in Wisconsin with ancestral roots to South Texas, Mexico, Ireland and Senegal among others with an artistic focus on storytelling through filmmaking, installation, music, movement and wearable design. El La Katrina’s directorial and production design debut film, ASSAMAN, was finished in February 2022 as part of their 2020 & 2021 Dark Matter Residency...
Jhon M. Angulo
Director Colombia Jhon M. Angulo, made his first short film at the university called "Futbol calle" short documentary winner in the selection of short documentaries made by granangular.cat in 2008, then made "Sin poderlo gritar" in 2008, short belonging to the academic curriculum. In 2014 he made "In flight" short animation in mixed technique, between rotoscoping and motion graphics, which was presented in more than 50 festivals worldwide and winner of several international awards.
Roy T. Anderson
Director United States Roy T. Anderson is writer, director and producer of the award-winning films "Akwantu: the Journey" (2012), on the history of the Jamaican Maroons; and "Queen Nanny: Legendary Maroon Chieftainess" (2015), his sophomore film which expands on the story of the New World’s first successful freedom fighters, by shedding light on one of the leading figures in that struggle – Nanny of the Maroons. Roy is a veteran movie and television stuntman/stunt coordinator.
Director Colombia Full-time professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Arts of the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente in Cali. Audiovisual producer, editor, sound designer and sound engineer for several independent film projects and public television. Social Communicator - journalist and Master in History at the Universidad del Valle, in Cali Colombia, where he taught seminars on audiovisual production and sound in the Visual Arts career.
Director Colombia Social Communicator from Universidad del Valle. In 2007 he won a scholarship from the Carolina Foundation to study a Master in Film and Television Scriptwriting at the Carlos III University of Madrid (Spain). In 2005 he directed the documentary Silové, Un Niño, for the ATEI channel in Spain, which was awarded in the Ojos Nuevos contest in the documentary exhibition Pedazos de Nuestra Realidad, organized by the Andean Parliament...
Director Colombia I am a filmmaker and screen writer. During 15 years I realized documentaries on afro-Colombian culture, ethnic minorities, and other popular cultures of my country, Colombia. The major part of my work is devoted to the heritage of the African culture and its presence in America.
Director Brazil Photographer and audiovisual director, stayed in photojournalism for 10 years, participated in artistic residency in Montevideo (URUGUAY) Iberescena in 2013, Artist Residency in Cochabamba (Bolivia) in 2014. He directed award-winning short films such as O Menino do Teente de Ouro (2015), winner of the Mostra de Gostoso, RN; Cuscuz Peitinho (2017), awarded at the Vitoria Film Festival, ES; A Tradicional Familia Brasileira Katu (2020), awarded at the Brasilia Film Festival.