Twa Fèy (Trois Feuilles)

Synopsis

Esther is 6 years old; she lives her carefree life as a little girl until her father abuses her.  Then a little box appears in her life and never leaves her side. As she tries to get rid of it, she discovers her mother’s; but her mother doesn’t see it… until she meets the fascinating Farah.  Three Leaves. Three stories of women exploring the roots of identity, resilience and sisterhood.

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Sephora MONTEAU is a founding member and vice-president of SineNouvèl, an association of committed filmmakers and photographers in Haiti denouncing the lack of film facilities in the country. She is also the founder of Nègès Mawon, a feminist organization.

Eléonore COYETTE captures in her photographs and videos the world’s indocile heartbeat. Her visual grammar is that of a poetess.

The Legend of Lwanda Magere

Synopsis

A long, long time ago, on the shores of the great lake of Africa there once lived a superhuman warrior by the name of Lwanda Magere. He had skin of stone and the strength of ten men. Invincible, benevolent and loyal, Lwanda was the hero his people had always longed for, a hero to protect them from the deadly neighbouring raiders. However, the secret source of Lwanda’s powers was the target of his enemies, enemies both from the outside and within.

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Kwame is a Nairobi-based writer, illustrator and animator whose interest lies in creating stories that show a more positive and genuine view of Africa. He is well known for his children’s books A Tasty Maandazi and I Love Ugali and Sukuma Wiki and The Yummiest Githeri. Kwame’s animated short The Legend of Ngong Hills has won many awards worldwide. He has also worked on Tinga Tinga Tales. In 2017 and 2018 Kwame part of the team that won awards at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity for The World’s Most Eligible Bachelor, a campaign supporting northern white rhino conservation.

Tapis Vert (L’homme qui arrêta le désert)

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Noticing the rapid encroachment of the desert in his village, Yakuba decides to give up everything and to fight against this arid land, practicing a quite special technique of his own.

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Claver YAMEOGO has an extensive experience in comics trip and visual arts in general. In 2008, he attended an initiation training in 2D cartoon at Institut IMAGINE. In 2009, Claver made his debut cartoon called Polo, opening the way to a scholarship in France at EMCA. He has directed two graduation films (Le jour de mes sept ans and Parce que j’ai faim) in 2021; two documentaries in 2013 (Invasion déchets plastiques and Invasion de motos au Burkina Faso) and FALTA (winning an award at the 2017 Animated Film Festival in Abidjan) in 2016.

Souvenir Souvenir

Synopsis

For ten years, I’ve pretended to make a movie out of my grandfather’s Algerian war souvenirs. Today, I’m not sure I want to hear what he has to say…

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Bastien DUBOIS earned his diploma in CGI Directing from Supinfocom Valenciennes with his graduation short AH in 2006. Bastien is a keen traveler. It was after he hitch hiked from the north of France to Istanbul that he had the idea of making an animated travel log. His first independent film Madagascar, a Journey Diary was based on a one-year trip to the big red island. This film was very well received and screened in more than 200 international film festivals including Sundance. The film ultimately garnered an Oscar nomination in 2011.
In 2012 he directed a TV program based on Madagascar, a Journey Diary called Faces From Places a series of 20 animated 3 minute travelogue films featuring various countries around the world. In 2013 Bastien released Cargo Cult, an animated short film which is set in Papua New Guinea during the second world war. 

SouleyMAN

Synopsis

SouleyMan is a young child and fan of a superhero who rescues people in danger in his city. The superhero inspires him to do good in his neighbourhood.

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2D and 3D illustrator and animator Aloïs AGBOGLO began drawing at the age of 4. He is a self-taught person for there is no animation training school in his country, acquiring his knowledge in this field from Internet. His passion for animation won him several awards and his films have showed at prestigious festivals.

Salia, l’enfant de Satan

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She doesn’t want her husband to have a voice in their household so that he will not give chores to Salia, while her biological son Alain lives like a prince. It’s rivalry all the time. She goes to a witch doctor to kill Salia so that she doesn’t have anything to inherit. Unfortunately, her son falls victim, another reason for charging Salia.

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Patrick KALUTA has made two documentaries (La rivière Kalimabenge in 2014 and Mai ya moto in 2017), two animated films (Salia, la fille de l’est in 2016 and La montre de chez nous in 2019) and three fictionals (L’heure de la vérité in 2015; La vie dans la main in 2016 and La montre de chez nous in 2018).

Mofiala (le Phare)

Synopsis

Going against her husband’s wishes, Ayélé secretly sends her daughter Mofiala to study in town. Years later, an epidemic of unknown origin strikes the town. Now a doctor and bacteriology researcher, Mofiala seems to be the ideal person to halt the problem.

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KPADENOU Kossi Hunkpati aka Boris KPADENOU is a 2D animated film director from Togo. After completing his post-graduate studies, he began drawing, his passion. He trained in 2008 as animated film technician at Institut IMAGINE in Burkina Faso. In 2017 he created the Studio ARUKA. Illustrator with several communication agencies, he has made some 2D, 3D commercials and institutional films. His film Mofiala won the Jury Prize at Festival EMERGENCE in 2020.  

Mark of love

Synopsis

Mark of Love is the mighty story of a little adventurous girl who, with the help of a mysterious maned wolf, goes on the traces of her lost mother who disappeared into a giant menacing dark castle. What’s the secret behind this Castle, with the maned wolf and the fire lord living inside?

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2D artist, illustrator and 2D animator Hermann was born in 1984 in Côte d’Ivoire, West Africa. During childhood he discovered big animated movies that changed his mind and later his life. He decided to travel in France in order to study animation and art in general to improve his skills. After that, he created several. Hermann joined the African animation studio Animax FYB in November 2020 as an 2D animator and storyboard artist.

Machini

Synopsis

Out of necessity and especially by the power of the machine, we have become sleepwalking beings, people deprived of good Lord, the wretched of the Earth and above all experimental animals of the machine.

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Since 2010, Frank Mukunday and Tétshim have been producing self-taught animated films. Starting from the practice of drawing (Tétshim) and video (Frank), their duo founded the studio “Crayon de cuivre” in Lubumbashi. After two experimental films “Cailloux” and “Kukinga”, Machini is their first film made in professional production conditions.

Le champ de Zozaniba

Synopsis

Every year, Zozaniba plants the best cassava stems in winter season in his field. Meanwhile, Surukuba sleeps under a tree waiting for the harvest time to help himself and destroy the rest. Tired, Zozaniba decides to speak to Surukuba, in vain. He calls on Waraba for help. Together, they set up a plan that will bring Surukuba to his senses.

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Malian filmmaker Gaoussou TANGARA has several films to his credits, including Kéké (2014); Souroukouba et Zozaniba (2015); and Musow joyoro (2018).