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28 May 2020

iFilm Conference: The Future of Women in African Cinema 2020


iFilm Conference: The Future of Women in African Cinema 2020

Participants

Stephanie Tum (Cameroon)
Stephanie Tum is an actress, model and a philanthropist.

Ola El Mallah (Egypt)
Ola Elmallah is an Egyptian freelance director of photography and director for feature fiction, documentary and short films.

Meron Dagnew (Ethiopia)
Meron Dagnew is a Social Entrepreneur, Cultural activist and Communications Specialist.

Esi Yamoah (Ghana)
Esi Yamoah is a Ghanaian-American producer, actress and filmmaker. Her short film Yaa (2016), has been screened in film festivals internationally.

Desiree Kahikopo (Namibia)
Desiree Kahikopo, an alumna of the Talents Durban 2018, won best newcomer director of best film script and audience choice award at the Namibian Theatre and Film Awards 2019 for her debut film White Line.

Omoni Oboli (Nigeria)
Omoni Oboli heads the production and movie equipment rental company in Nigeria, Dioni Visions Limited. She is an actress, scriptwriter, producer and director. She studied at the New York Film Academy and has written several screenplays, including The Figurine (2009), Anchor Baby (2010), Fatal Imagination, Being Mrs Elliott, The First Lady and Wives on Strike (2016). In 2018 she starred and directed the comedy film, Moms at War, and in 2019, the film Love is War.

Kantarama Gahigiri (Rwanda)
Kantarama Gahigiri (born December 13) is a Swiss-Rwandan filmmaker. Her filmography includes, Check (2008), Leila (2009), The Elevator (2011),  Me + U (2013), Tapis rouge (2014), Pinot in the Grass (2014), Lost Angel Less (2017), Né Pour Mourir (2017).

Layla Swart (South Africa)
Layla Swart was born in Cape Town, South Africa and studied Film and Media Production at the University of Cape Town, and went on to complete her postgraduate degree in Film Practice and Theory in 2009.


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