Websites of African Women in Cinema


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Elvire Adjamonsi. Elvire, filmmaker from Benin, is the founder and organizer of Festival @fricourt. A Festival of short films in Benin.

Sunju Ahmadu. Sunju from Sierra Leone, is based in Washington, DC.

Dami Akinnusi  Dami is a Nigerian filmmaker based in the United Kingdom.

Angela Aquereburu. Angela, Togolese-Guadeloupian producer, launched the Togolese-based audiovisual production company Caring International with her husband.

Florence Ayisi. UK-based Cameroonian Florence Ayisi’s website promoting her film Zanzibar Soccer Queens, also includes her biography, director’s statement, filmography and trailer of the film.

Mahen Bonetti (NYAFF – New York African Film Festival). Mahen, from Sierra Leone, is founder and Executive Director of the New York African Film Festival.

Isabelle Boni-Claverie. Isabelle, from Cote d'Ivoire, is both a filmmaker and writer.

Sarah Bouyain. Sarah is a Franco-Burkinabe filmmaker and writer.

Angèle Diabang. Angèle from Senegal, created Karoninka Productions in 2006.

Véronique Doumbé. Véronique, French-born with roots in Cameroon and Martinique, lives and works in the United States.

Cheryl Dunye. Cheryl, Liberian-born, lives and works in the United States and is identified as an African-American lesbian filmmaker.

Nadia El Fani. Nadia, Tunisian-born, lives and works in Paris.

Jihan el-Tahri. Jihan is an Egyptian-French filmmaker, author and news correspondent. She has authored, directed and produced award-winning documentary films, authored books and reported on political conflicts in the Middle East and Africa.

Françoise Ellong. Françoise, Cameroonian scriptwriter and filmmaker, is based in France.

Mata Gabin. Mata, multi-cultural origins--born on the border of Liberia and Ivory Coast to a Libero-Guinean mother and Martinican father, is actress and stand-up comedian.

Lucy Gebre-Egziabher. Lucy, born in Egypt and raised in Ethiopia, is a filmmaker based in the Washington DC area.

Izza Génini. Izza from Morocco, Izza is a pioneer filmmaker of the documentary.

Nikyatu Jusu. Nikyatu, born in the US of Sierra Leonean parents is based in New York.

Fatou Kandé-Senghor. Fatou from Senegal, founded the Waru Studio as a dialogue for filmmakers of her generation to explore new technologies as an alternative to the dying film industry and as a voice for Africa. She lives and works in Dakar. NO LONGER ACTIVE.

Wanuri Kahiu. Wanuri from Kenya is the co-founder of Dada Productions and currently serves as its Executive Director.

Caroline Kamya.  Caroline from Uganda is founder of iVAD, her production company based in London and Kampala. The website features extensive information about the film Imani.

Rumbi Katedza. Rumbi from Zimbabwe launched the website Zimbabwe Film to archives information on the Zimbabwean film industry.

Rahmatou Keita. Ramatou from Niger, produces her films under Sonrhay Empire Productions, also the name of her website.

Anita Loshmanova. Anita, Ghanaian-born documentary filmmaker based in the UK, is founder and CEO of Harmattan Productions.

Salem Mekuria. Salem from Ethiopia, is an filmmaker, artist and professor based in the United States.

Soraya Mire. Soraya from Somalia, is an activist, writer, director, and producer based in the United States.

Ekwa Msangi-Omari. Ekwa is a Tanzanian-American writer/director/producer who grew up in Kenya.

M Beatrix Mugishagwe. Beatrix from Tanzania is Executive Producer of Abantu Visions a Tanzanian television, video and film production organisation.

Zanele Muholi. Video artist and photographer from South Africa, Zanele’s website maps and archives the visual history of black lesbians in post-apartheid South Africa.

Jane Murago-Munene. Jane, producer and director from Kenya is founder of CineArts Afrika

Fanta Nacro. Fanta, from Burkina Faso, is a cineaste engagée.

Villant Ndasowa. Villant from Malawi is a filmmaker and founder and director of the Malawi International Film Festival. Is Media and Communication Consultant  at Firstwave Media.

Amina N’Diaye Leclerc. Amina, Franco-Senegalese painter and filmmaker/producer, is currently based in Toulouse, France.

Lydia Ngaruko. Lydia from Burundi maintains a Blog on which she gives reflections of her filmmaking practice.

Lupita Nyong’o. Lupita’s website focuses on her debut film.

Akua Ofosuhene. Akua from Ghana, is based in London. She also maintains a film education website whose objective is to take positive films about Africa into UK schools: Closing the Gap.

Branwen Okpako. Branwen born in Lagos, Nigeria of Nigerian and Welsh descent, lives and works in Berlin.

Akosua Adoma Owusu. Akosua’s website focuses on her myriad films and projects.

Zina Saro-Wiwa. Zina runs her own company called. AfricaLab, which is dedicated to changing the way the world sees Africa through film and contemporary art.

Naky Sy Savane. Naky, from Cote d’Ivoire, is an actor and founder of Afriki Djigui Theatre, an association whose objective is to promote African theatre, cinema art and literature.

Wabei Siyolwe. Independent producer, writer, choreographer, composer, editor and director, Wabei heads the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy in Windhoek, Namibia.

Hanny Tchelley-Etibou, from Cote d'Ivoire. Hanny is an actor and founder of (FICA) International Festival of Short Films in Abidjan.

Women of the Sun. Based in South Africa, the organization has as its objective, to advance the interest of African women in film and television. NO LONGER ACTIVE

Felicité Wouassi.  French-based Cameroonian actor.


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