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Newsletter #29

Profiles of the Week at Pavillon Afriques'

  • Le Gabon, le Togo et le Kenya rejoignent le Pavillon Afriques comme pays participants

  • Amleset Muchie: de Miss Ethiopie à la réalisation de films et au combat écologique

  • Yolonda Brinkley: 10 ans de diversité à Cannes

  • Charles Liburd: Pas d'argent, pas de pleurs et plus de films

  • Claudia Lumor: Icône de la mode et ambassadrice de bonne volonté de l'ONU

Profiles & Videos of the Week

  • Tsitsi Dangarembga: l'art d'écrire et de réaliser des histoires universelles

  • Alain Modot: Discussion sur la distribution de films

  • Oumie Batchilly: la Gambie en avant

  • Kathryn Fasegha: plus de deux semaines à Lagos

  • "Un voyage en Jamaïque" de Robert Peters avec Vivica Fox, Richard Mofe Damijo, Eric Roberts et Chris Attoh: ou lorsque Nollywood, Hollywood et Bollywood collaborent, s'amusent et font de l'argent

Welcome to the Pavillon Afriques, Festival de Cannes 2019  3 minutes of reading or directly see the videos and profiles below

Today, in some parts of the world, this is the last day of Women's Month.

At the Africa Pavilion , we didn't know whether Dan Toast had toast with champagne or think about what has been done so far in terms of supporting women in the film, television, content, fashion and entertainment.

In the end, we decided to take a look at the Africa Pavilion VIP guest list. WOW.

Join us in applauding the work of these amazing and talented innovators. Hats off, ladies!

Gelila Bekele, Tsitsi Dangarembga, Amleset Muchie, Ajoke Silva, Mildred Okwo, Claudia Lumor, Oumie Batchilly, Jacqueline Nsiah, Yolonda Brinkley, Roukia Abdou, Marylin Johnson, Terry Pheto, Rita Dominic, Chioma Udeh, Nichole Onome Yembra, Renee Robinson, Chiedza Makonnen, Lensa Mekonnen, Tope Oshin, Sonia Jean-Baptiste, Ingrid Jean-Baptiste, Ijeoma Onah, Oma Areh, Sara Blecher, Kavery Kaul, Inya Lawal, Juliet Asante, Edelawit Hussien, Fibby Kioria, Cindie-Ann Sina, Hiwot Admasu Getaneh , Pegi Vail, Suneeta Olympio, Yolanda Okereke, Kimberly K. Williams, Lori Adams, Dina Afkhampour, Jill Grinda, Lindsey Oliver, Juliana Olayinka, Joyce Fissoo, Bazeli Mbo, Chawezi Thorne, Claire Diao, Kathryn Fasegha, Johanna Makabi, Nadège Beausson -Diagne, Aimée Umutoni, Rhetabile Ramaphakela, Lula Ali Ismail, Mehret Mandefro, Shirley Frimpong-Mansoo, Béatrice Wangondu, Wambui Kairo, Judy Kibinge, Husna Syed, Nosica Doe, Loula Nasser, Nadège Lomo Darkwa, Stella Albright, Appie Matere, Nneka Luke, Ele Asu, Joy Mawela, Suraiya Farook, Noemia Colonna and more ...

Visit for the VIP list or download it here Register for Pavillon Afriques here 

Scroll down to check this week's profiles and videos.



Welcome to Kenya

Kenya joins the Africa Pavilion. We are pleased to welcome Kenya to the Africa Pavilion. This participation is a joint effort of the Kenya Film Commission (KFC) and the Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB).

Welcome to Gabon

Gabon joins the Africa Pavilion We are pleased to welcome Gabon to the Africa Pavilion. This participation is confirmed by the Gabonese Institute of Image and Sound.

Welcome Togo

Togo joins the Africa Pavilion We are pleased to welcome Togo to the Africa Pavilion. This participation was confirmed by the Ministry of Communication.


Yolonda Brinkley: 10 years of Diversity in Cannes

Yolonda Brinkley Created in 2010 by Yolonda Brinkley, Diversity In Cannes is a movement of independent filmmakers promoting inclusion at the Cannes Film Festival. The movement was created to promote the presence of underrepresented filmmakers sharing stories about marginalized populations at the Cannes Film Festival. More specifically, It is an opportunity for filmmakers to promote their talents, present their work and expand their international network during the Cannes Film Festival.

Amleset Muchie: Former Miss Ethiopia, an environmental activist and extraordinary filmmaker

Amleset Muchie Amleset is the winner of Miss World Ethiopia 2006. She is an actress, model, director and screenwriter. She studied film at the New York Film Academy. Amleset recently wrote and produced a romantic comedy Si Le Fikir, a short film, Adoption, and a documentary Green Ethiop. Amleset is an environmentalist who uses her talent as a filmmaker to raise awareness of environmental issues in Ethiopian communities.

Claudia Lumor

Claudia Lumor

Claudia Lumor is the editor and CEO of GLITZ AFRICA and the ambassador of fashion tourism in Ghana. She was recently named Honorary Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund. Claudia Lumor was elected as the 2017 entrepreneur of Ghana.

Charles Liburd: Producer, director and freelancer

Charles Liburd No Money No Cry was founded by Charles Liburd to make independent films, using a business model that can take advantage of the new digital landscape. Charles is a strategist who writes and produces. Prior to founding NMNC Films, Charles and Mark Brooke of Aramid, advisors of Future Film Capital & Entertainment Capital, focused on developing film funds in emerging markets.

Alain Modot

Alain Modot

DIFFA is an initiative of Media Consulting Group (France) and Martika Production (Côte d'Ivoire). In 2012, Alain Modot and Jean Hubert Nankam created DIFFA to meet the challenges of the audiovisual program market in Africa. In 2015, Lagardère Entertainment became a majority shareholder of DIFFA. 26 producers from 14 African countries joined the company.

Tsitsi Dangaremgba: Excellence in a few words and images

Tsitsi Dangaremgba The Africa Pavilion is honored to welcome Tsitsi Dangarembga. She is a filmmaker and writer from Zimbabwe. His novel Nervous Conditions has been selected among the top 100 African books of the 20th century. Tsitsi studied filmmaking at the Deutsche Film und Fernseh Akademie in Berlin. Everyone's Child, his first feature film, was the first feature film to be produced by an Aboriginal Zimbabwean. In 1993, she wrote Neria and founded the International Film Festival for Women in Zimbabwe. 

Kathryn Fasegha: More than 2 weeks in Lagos

Kathryn Fasegha Kathryn Fasegha is an actress, producer and producer who has produced films and TV shows in Canada and around the world since 1988. She is also a renowned journalist and writer who has completed her course at the London School of Journalism. Kathryn is a woman of world distinction. She is a member of the Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers (CSIF) as well as Women in Film and T elevision Alberta (WIFTA). She recently made and produced 2 Weeks in Lagos.

Oumie Batchilly: Gambian cinema in perspective

Oumie Batchilly

Oumie Batchilly is a communications specialist. She is the co-founder and operations director of Sahel Public Relations and works with her husband, Bubaccar Batchilly, producer and founder of Sahel Films. Its mission and ambition is to help develop the Gambian film industry.


Pavillon Afriques Organizing Committee  Prudence Kolong | Communication & Operations Director | +46 7 62 38 68 26 | 

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