Biografien – Filmografien

Françoise Ellong-Gomez

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2006: Les Colocs (short film, writer/director)
2007: Dade (short film, writer/director)
2008: Miseria (short film, writer/director)
2009: Big woman don’t cry (short film, writer/director)
2010: Nek (short film, writer/director)
2011: At Close Range (short film, writer/director)
2011: When Soukhina disappeared (short film, writer/director)
2012: Now and them (short film, writer/director)
2013: W.A.K.A (director)
2017: Ashia (short film, writer/director)
2020: Buried (writer/director)


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2005 – Internship in Audiovisual Production at CANAL 3 television

2006- Training in video editing and shooting techniques (Global Communication)

2006- Training in voice recording techniques and program production (Radio Pulsar)

2007- Training in shooting techniques (ZEN Communication)

2008- Internship in production on the TV series „Challenges“. (Agency Pixxelis)

2013 – Internship in TV series editing (CERDO MEDIA)

2011- Training of journalists in documentary filmmaking on the abandonment of Female Genital Mutilation (IADOS Italy)

2013 – Internship in Documentary Mixing (IMAGINE / JENS Bonding / Denmark)


2012- Assistant Director on “wam peega” short film (official selection at FESPACO 2012) Veenem Films

2010- Assistant Director on “Noces Croisées” TV series (26 episodes) Assistant Director on „Beyond the wall“ Feature film fiction by (Bernard YAMEOGO)


2014 – “The anger of child soldiers” (Short fiction film) (official selection at FESPACO 2015 and Festival Vues d’Afrique 2015)

2022- „The sermon of the prophets“ (Fiction feature film)


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Youssef Chebbi

was born in Tunisia in 1984. After studying art, he directed two short films, Vers le Nord and Les Profondeurs selected in several international festivals. In 2012 he co-directed a documentary Babylon which won the jury prize at the FID of Marseille and was presented at MoMA. Ashkal is his first feature.


Maiga Fousseyni

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is a young

 Malian director who started at the Office de Radio et Télévision du Mali (ORTM) with several successful television series and sitcoms. In 2018, after a series of training in cinema, he launched his first feature film entitled LE VOILE SECRET with his own funds. This first independent production holds the record of public participation in Mali to this day.

Over the past four years, he has have taken part in several internationally renowned festivals (Fespaco, Berlinade, Clermont-Ferrand, Cannes, Sundance) and followed several training courses which today allow him to get into professional cinema and to position himself on the footsteps of brilliant Malian filmmakers like Souleymane CISSE and Cheick Oumar SISSOKO. Since June 2022, he assumes the function of Director General of the National Center of Cinematography of Mali (CNCM) and aim to restore Malian cinema to its former fame on the international scene.



Scriptwriter and Director of the film “WOLONWULA”. (20-minute fiction that won 18 awards)

Scriptwriter and Director of the feature film „SIRA“ (70-minute fiction award-winning at FESPACO and the TERANGA Festival)

Director of the medium-length film “TARE TARE” (56’ documentary) 2021 Scriptwriter and Director of the “FANGA” series. (28 episodes of 26′)

Scriptwriter and Director of the feature film “TCHIKAN”. (70′ fiction) Scriptwriter and Director of the short film “THE WHEELS OF DESTINY” (35’ fiction)

Scriptwriter and Director of the series “LA DIRECTRICE” (100 episodes of 13’) 2020 Screenwriter and Director of the “BAMAKO NEWS” series. (74 episodes of 26′)

Scriptwriter and Director of the feature film “THE SECRET VOILE” (90’ fiction) 2017-2019

Scriptwriter and Director of the sitcom “BAMAKO NEWS”. (3 seasons)

Ike Nnaebue

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A highly celebrated Nigerian Film Director, Screenwriter, Producer and Cultural
Ike’s new film No U-Turn received a Special Mention Award at Berlin International
Film Festival – Berlinale 2022.
Since its premier at the Berlinale, No U-Turn has screened at over 11 notable
international film festivals and recently got awarded the highly coveted Artistic
Bravery Award at Durban International Film Festivals. No U-Turn also won Africa
Academy Awards Best Documentary film in Africa ( AMAA) and Best Documentary
Film at Africa International Film Festival. AFRIFF and Best Film on West African
In No U-turn, a mid-aged multi-award winning Nigerian filmmaker (Ike Nnaebue)
goes on a mission to relive his early adulthood experience of trying to travel to
Europe by road.
No U-Turn was commissioned by ARTE with additional funding from World Cinema
Fund (WCF), CNC Selective Fund, Region Ile de France.
Ike is the Founder and CEO of LP House of Creatives, building a network of Creative
Hubs across Africa and some select cities around the globe, to create safe spaces
for African Creatives to thrive. He is also the founder of Passion8 Communications
Ltd, a premium media content production company based in Lagos Nigeria.
He is fondly regarded as one of the champions of the emerging new African cinema.
Ike’s 1st commercial film „FALSE“ continues to generate lots of buzz within the film
community and among African movie fans. FALSE which Ike wrote and Directed was
released in Oct 2013 and won a Golden Icon Academy Award (GIAMA) that same
year out of the 3 nominations which the movie received. False went on to receive 12
nominations at Nollywood Movie Awards that same year, making it the highest
nominated movie of the year.
Ike’s 2017 film, Sink or Swim won Best Narrative Feature at the 2017 Newark
International Film Festival and has received several nominations and official
selections at notable international film festivals around the globe. Sink or Swim is an
epic; thought provoking movie about irregular migration and human trafficking. The
film has an Inter-Continental cast which is drawn from Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya,
Tanzania, South Africa, Zambia and Cote D’Ivoire.
In 2018, Ike Nnaebue’s Loving Daniella; a film about love and mental illness earned
three nominations at the Las Vegas Black Film Festival and claimed the Best Actress
trophy. Loving Daniella was released in the Caribbean and Nigerian Cinemas the
same year.
Ike is the founder of Treasurewells Academy and the Host of Breaking into
Nollywood with Ike Nnaebue Workshop which he has successfully hosted in Lagos,

New York, Atlanta (twice) And Dallas (twice). Ike is also very passionate about
sharing with young African the know-how of Smartphone Filmmaking.
Ellie  Foumbi

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is an award-winning Cameroonian-American filmmaker whose debut film, Our Father, the Devil, went
on to win 20 prizes at international film festivals and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award in the
Best Feature category. She’s a BAFTA Breakthrough USA Fellow and was named 25 New Faces of
Independent Film by Filmmaker Magazine. Ellie’s stories often explore pressing social-political issues within
the African diaspora, aiming to shine a light on marginalized populations whose voices are seldom heard or
included. She holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia’s School of the Arts.