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August 25-28

 

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2016 theme

'Shaping the mind of a generation'

 

  Executive Director - Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante Juliet Asante is a writer, Producer and Director and holds double masters in Public Policy and Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy school. She is also a mentor at the Sloan school of Business at MIT (Massachusetts institute of Technology) and writes regularly for the the Huffington Post. She holds a double degree from the National film and television institute in Ghana, the Cape coast university and a diploma from the New York film academy. Juliet has worked in the content industry for over two decades and featured in films like 'Deadly voyage' by HBO, that starred Omar Ebbs, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who has been in films like the 'Borne identity'. Juliet was the best actress in Ghana for 2001 and served as an advisor on the 'World Economic Forum's entertainment council' for two years. She was recognized in the 'True hollywood reporter' as a next generation person to watch from Africa. She is also in the list of TIAW's 'most impactful women. Juliet's last film 'SilveRain' garnered over 20 nominations and was nominated 'Best film in Africa 2016'. She is an Aspen fellow  Juliet is the founder of Mobilefliks, a tech and content company, Eagle Productions, a production company and Black star International film festival. She serves as Director for all three. Over the years, Juliet has consulted with major telcos around Africa to help streamline content distribution on the mobile phone in Africa. Sort after for her conversations, Juliet takes up lecturing in Mass Com at the 'Webster University' in the fall of 2016.

 

Executive Director - Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante

Juliet Asante is a writer, Producer and Director and holds double masters in Public Policy and Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy school. She is also a mentor at the Sloan school of Business at MIT (Massachusetts institute of Technology) and writes regularly for the the Huffington Post. She holds a double degree from the National film and television institute in Ghana, the Cape coast university and a diploma from the New York film academy. Juliet has worked in the content industry for over two decades and featured in films like 'Deadly voyage' by HBO, that starred Omar Ebbs, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, who has been in films like the 'Borne identity'. Juliet was the best actress in Ghana for 2001 and served as an advisor on the 'World Economic Forum's entertainment council' for two years. She was recognized in the 'True hollywood reporter' as a next generation person to watch from Africa. She is also in the list of TIAW's 'most impactful women. Juliet's last film 'SilveRain' garnered over 20 nominations and was nominated 'Best film in Africa 2016'. She is an Aspen fellow

 Juliet is the founder of Mobilefliks, a tech and content company, Eagle Productions, a production company and Black star International film festival. She serves as Director for all three. Over the years, Juliet has consulted with major telcos around Africa to help streamline content distribution on the mobile phone in Africa. Sort after for her conversations, Juliet takes up lecturing in Mass Com at the 'Webster University' in the fall of 2016.

Jacqueline Nsiah - Festival Producer Jacqueline is a cultural anthropologist, 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 in Accra.  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.  Jacqueline has done extensive research on the Tabom community of Ghana and other returnee communities from Brazil along the West Coast of Africa and wrote her final BA thesis on “The Tabom Community of Ghana past and present – Returnees from Brazil”. She was recently appointed to the executive committee of the Mokolo project (http://www.mokoloprojects.org/) a pan-African platform for everything related to African cinema. Festival Producer - Jacqueline Nsiah

Jacqueline Nsiah - Festival Producer

Jacqueline is a cultural anthropologist, 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 in Accra.  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.  Jacqueline has done extensive research on the Tabom community of Ghana and other returnee communities from Brazil along the West Coast of Africa and wrote her final BA thesis on “The Tabom Community of Ghana past and present – Returnees from Brazil”.

She was recently appointed to the executive committee of the Mokolo project (http://www.mokoloprojects.org/) a pan-African platform for everything related to African cinema.

Festival Producer - Jacqueline Nsiah

Executive Director - Juliet Yaa Asantewa Asante

Festival Producer - Jacqueline Nsiah

 

 

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