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Board of Advisors

Sofia Coppola

Oscar-winning writer and acclaimed director, The Virgin Suicides,  Lost in Translation, and Somewhere (Golden Lion, 2011 Venice Film Festival)

Michelle Satter

Founding director of the Feature Film Program at the Sundance Institute

Karen Cooper

Director of New York’s leading non-profit art cinema Film Forum

Raoul Peck

Haitian film writer and director, Lumumba: Death of a Prophet, Sometimes in April

Peter Chappell

Award-winning documentary filmmaker, South Africa Belongs to Us

Mumbi Kaigwa

Kenyan Theatre Producer, Writer and Actor

Vishal Bhardwaj

One of India’s most prominent directors (Kaminey, Maqbool) in addition to writing, producing, and composing music for films in Bollywood and beyond.

Annmarie Morais – Maisha’s Artistic Director

The first Canadian to receive the Nicholl fellowship with her dramatic script Bleeding. Writer of the film How She Move, which premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival

Miles Goodall

Prominent South-Africa-based cinematographer and director with a variety of international successes in films, television, and advertising.

Amandina Lihamba

Tanzanian Film director, writer, performer, producer, Dean of Arts at Social Sciences at University of Dar es Salaam

Andrew Rugasira

Prominent East African entrepreneur, CEO of Uganda-based Good African Coffee