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Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza

Kivu Ruhorahoza, 30, is a filmmaker and writer from Rwanda. Kivu’s experimental film work has been featured at the London Tate Modern (part of Olafur Eliasson’s Little Sun project), the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York and several other prestigious venues across the world. His shorts films have won prestigious awards including the City of Venice Prize at the Milan African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival, Best African Short and the Montréal Vues d’Afrique Festival. At its World Premiere, Kivu’s feature film *Grey Matter*got a Jury Special Mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker and won the Best Actor award at the prestigious TriBeCa Film Festival. The film went on to win Best Director and Signis Award at the Cordoba African Film Festival, Jury Prize at the Khouribga African Film Festival, Grand Prize at the Tübingen French Film Festival and several other awards.

Kivu Ruhorahoza was a 2012 Rolex Mentor and Protégé nominee, section film. His next feature film, *Jomo*, is being developed by famous French designer and film producer Agnès B (whose last productions include Spring Breakers by Harmony Korine). He has also written film reviews for the Verona Film Festival retrospectives, guest lectured at the Bayreuth International School of African Studies/University of Bayreuth and has conducted several film workshops for various organizations including the Goethe Institut and Unicef.