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06 April 2016

Black Star International Film Festival, Ghana : Submissions 2016 are open

Black Star International Film Festival, Ghana : Submissions 2016 are open

Juliet Asante is Executive Director of the Black Star International Film Festival (BSIFF) in Ghana and Jacqueline Nsiah serves as the producer.


My vision for the BSIFF is to drive it to be one of the top 5 festivals in Africa. To make it the destination festival in Africa. As a festival focused on the business of film, the goal of the festival is also to help bridge critical industry gaps on the continent; to help put Africa as a film festival destination on the map.” Juliet Asante

Festival dates: 25-27 August 2016


Juliet Asante holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School.  She holds a BA from the National film and television institute of Ghana (Nafti) and a BA from the Cape Coast University in Ghana and has a diploma from the New York Film Academy. She is a regular writer for the Huffington Post and a Mentor on Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Juliet served on the World Economic forum’s global entertainment council for two years. Juliet's first film, Silver rain was nominated 'best film in Africa #AMVCA. Juliet is the founder of BSIFF and presently serves as the Executive Director of the Black Star International Film Festival in Ghana.

Jacqueline Nsiah is a freelance film festival and arts & culture consultant. She has eight years’ experience in the international film festival circuit, having worked as a co-director for the Cambridge African Film Festival in 2008, produced the Real Life Documentary Film Festival in Accra, assistant produced the Rio International Film Festival and worked as a guest manager in the Panorama Section of the Berlin International Film Festival, among various other roles. She is the co-director and curator of a small African film festival, UHURU in Rio de Janeiro, a programmer for Film Africa London and the producer for the Black Star International Film Festival. She holds a MA in Visual and Media Anthropology from the Free University in Berlin and a BA in African Studies and Politics from SOAS.

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Rakesh Anand Bakshi said...

Fantastic. All the best lovely women!

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