African Film Directors: Ghanaian Film Directors Shirley Frimpong-Manso and Eddie Nartey Shirley Frimpong – Manso Shirley Frimpong-Manso is a 41-year old Ghanaian film director, writer and producer. She is the founder and CEO of Sparrows Productions company, one of the top production companies in Ghana. Shirley attributes her success to ‘consistency in maintaining quality productions’…

Movies That Matter This grant does not support film production. Instead, it helps movies that look at human rights to screen around the world. To get this grant, you must have an already finished film whose story revolves around the issue of human rights. This grant is open to international filmmakers, especially from countries that…

Art Moves Africa Art Moves Africa or AMA describes itself as ‘the Mobility Fund of Artists & Cultural Operators within Africa. The organization seeks to fund artists and cultural operators living and working in Africa who are seeking to establish partnerships, to participate in festivals, biennials, artist residencies, productions, touring, workshops and professional development meetings.…

African Film Directors; Nigerian Film Directors Kemi Adetiba and  Kunle Afolayan Kemi Adetiba  Kemi Adetiba is a renowned Nigerian music director who only recently made her feature film directing debut with the movie, ‘The Wedding Party’. As a music director, Kemi has directed music videos for top Nigerian artists like Tiwa Savage, Banky W, Ty Bello and Olamide among others. She studied filmmaking at the New York…

African Film Directors: Nigerian Film Directors Robert Peters and Tope Oshin Ogun Robert Peters  Robert Peters is a Nigerian film director renowned for his 2014 film, ’30 Days in Atlanta’. Before his directing debut, Robert Peters was an actor until 2004, when he relocated to the USA to undertake training in Visual Storytelling. He received hands-on training…

African Film Directors: Nigerian Film Directors Chineze Anyaene and Biyi Bandele Chineze Anyaene  Chineze Anyaene is a Nigerian film director and producer. She graduated from the University of Abuja in Theatrical Arts and later the New York Film Academy with a Masters in Directing. Chineze moved back to Nigeria to pursue he career as a film producer and director. She made her debut as a…

  African Film Directors: South African Film Directors Thishiwe Ziqubu and Lebogang Lasethaba Thishiwe Ziqubu  Thishiwe Ziqubu is a female South African film director. She made her debut in the African film industry as an actress in 2011 on the South African film ‘Man on Ground’. She has also starred in other notable films like ‘Hard To Get’, ‘While You Weren’t Looking’ and ‘Tell…

African Film Directors: Kenyan Film Directors Nicholas Wambugu and Jim Chuchu Jim Chuchu  Jim Chuchu is renowned Kenyan film director, writer, photographer, singer-songwriter and visual artist. Titles that he executes excellently as revealed in his works. Jim is a co-founder and creative director at The Nest – a multidisciplinary art collective in Nairobi. He was a member of…

African Film Directors: Kenyan Film Directors Judy Kibinge and Njue Kevin Judy Kibinge Judy Kibinge is a Kenyan film director, writer and producer. She is a known name in the African film scene owing to her award-winning works in films like ‘Dangerous Affair’ and ‘Something Necessary’. In 2017, she gained international recognition when she made history by becoming…

African Film Directors: Kenyan Film Directors Wanuri Kahiu and Likarion Wainaina Wanuri Kahiu Wanuri Kahiu is a household name in the Kenyan and African arts industry for her Afro-futuristic approach in most of her projects. Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Wanuri describes herself as “part of the new generation of African storytellers”. She is the co-founder of Afrobubblegum, a media company that…