SELECCION QAFF 2020
Something's got to give
de Michael DZAMESI
Corto - 1'52
In Africa, most traditions expect women to be married before 30 year old. But not everyone finds love before that age.
Never look at the sun
Corto - 5'
“Ancestral patterns combined with modern prejudices and stigma explain skin bleaching” Baloji.
de Alan BIDARD
Animacion - 5'
When social distancing goes wrong...
de Jimi OJIKUTU
Corto - 6'01
A Silent Comedy about a young couple who decide to stop talking to each other and only communicate through phone chats. All hell eventually breaks loose.
de Tebogo MALEBOGO
Corto - 8'35
The film follows Mthunzi walking home from the shops as he sees a lady go into seizures in her driveway - he is then asked to help carry her in by her niece and so becomes caught up in a world he does not belong.
de Chidinma IGBOKWEUCHE
Corto - 9'23
A Family comes together virtually to make an important decision that determines their fate. This short film was short during the full lockdown and all process was done virtually while maintaining social distancing.
de Dom FRED
Corto - 9'58
Vittorio is now in the grip of an evil spirit who commands him to kill mercilessly in order to be the single strongest fighter in the world.
The spirit asks him a simple thing, first kill your combat brothers who are close to the woman with mystical power who lives in the woods.
de Nelson MAKENGO
Documental - 13'
This film revisits a sporting circle of Gécamines today abandoned. On this desolate place of memory, crossed by ghosts, the snatches of the history of the Congo are drawn under the impulse of multiple voices and spectral bodies.
I have another story to tell
de Mariana CAMPOS
Documental - 22'27
Is love between black women more than a love story? Niázia opens her house to share the most important layers in the search for this answer. Law student Leilane presents the challenges and possibilities of building a journey of affection with Camila.
de Hlumela MATIKA
Corto - 13'10
Khanya and Sandiswa are left outside the local horse gambling arena by their father, under the strict instructions to not leave the car. Khanya receives her period and makes the decision to enter the arena, when she is caught by her father, the true confines of their delicate relationship come to light.
de Bruno HENRY
Corto - 14'24
CHRISTELLE works with PASCAL. They appreciate each other, are courteous to each other and are inclined to render each other mutually. But Christelle becomes strange, absent and bothered. One Sunday while Pascal is at home with his family, Christelle calls him and asks him to come because she has a problem.
de Fabien DAO
Corto - 14'30
Moktar always said that when he will shut his bar Bablinga down, he will return to Burkina. This day has arrived, but he’s not really ready to leave. Despite himself, ghosts invite themselves to celebrate a last evening.
de Mike COFIZ
Corto - 14'53
In an office, a man seems lost in thought. He goes over the journeys of his past before making a decisive decision for his future.
de Badewa AJIBADE
Corto - 15'
Sade Adeyanju, a woman suffering from an anxiety disorder, depression and schizophrenia drives to a hotel where she plans to end all her pain and suffering.
Prisoner & jailer
de Muhannad LAMIN
Corto - 15'
"Prisoner and Jailer" tells the story of two contrasting Libyans: a key official in the former regime and one of the most prominent figures of the post-revolutionary period in Libya. Through these two characters, we discover the circumstances surrounding one of the most influential events in modern Libyan history: The Abu Salim Prison Massacre.
Tithes & offering
de Tony KOROS
Corto - 16'08
A fraudulent Kenyan pastor accidentally performs a real miracle.
de Joel HAIKALI
Corto - 16'27
2 individuals, feeling irrelevant to the world, run into each other at a low point in their lives. Instead of drowning together, they go on a journey to self-love and freedom. By traveling the majestic Namibian outback, the landscape of the psyche of a post-Apartheid nation and theirs, they find their place.
de Jeff TAVER
Corto - 16'30
Adèle has just lost her teenage son during a gang fight. Aimless by the slow progress of the investigation, she can not grieve and almost forgets her two other children. When after a violent altercation Adèle decides to take some boxing classes she will have to be brave and fight to protect her children.
Meduse afro hair and others myths
Documental - 18'53
From London to Paris, Marseille to finish in Dakar, we start looking for various african neighborhood in order to film various types and techniques of hairdressing: braided braids, flat braids, plaited braids,
weaving, straightening, afro.
de Yazid El Kadiri
Corto - 19'54
Brahim, a calligrapher who runs an epitaph sculpture workshop, receives, in his absence, from a strange client, a paper containing information concerning a deceased man who has the same name as him.
de Nay MENDL, Rosa CALDEIRA
Corto - 20'
Luz and Denise grow up in the midst of the adversities of being LGBT in the extreme south of the city of São Paulo. Between Vogue and poetry, from church to city access. The dreams and uncertainties of youth flood their existences.
Our only home
de Bayram KUCUK
Documental - 20'
Afro Turks were brought to the Ottoman Empire as a labour force in farms earliest in 15th and mostly in the 19th century from Africa. Afro Turks were employed as a labourer in Aegean regions farms and placed in the countryside.
Marielle's legacy will not die
de Leonard CORTANA
Documental - 23'
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, February 2019, artists and activists used the 2019 Carnival to call for justice for AfroBrazilian Councilwoman Marielle Franco, assassinated in March 2018. In the midst of social protest and rising fear over the Far Right Government of Jair Bolsonaro, Rio de Janeiro has become an active site of resistance and memorialization of Franco’s legacy.
de Derhwa KASUNZU
Documental - 20'02
Around the Classico, through INKERSON, whose film bears the name which is bike taximan, DENIS, President of Staff Mufude, BENOIT, youth framer, or TEDDY, promoter of a school, this film paints a portrait of the Boyomais, inhabitants de Kisangani city located in the North East of the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as their dreams.
de Antony NTI
Corto - 20'
A foreigner in Ghana gets an assignment from his gang to find kids for a risky job that will take place later that evening. While spending the day with two energetic children, Prince and Matilda, he starts to question his decision and how it will affect their lives.
Riscados pela memoria
de Alex VIDIGAL
Corto - 20'
The owner of a second-hand record store amid a purchase of old LPs, is faced with something that goes far beyond a trivial acquisition.
de Patrick KARAMBIZI
Corto - 20'49
Joseph Mata is a Rwandan born, New York City immigration lawyer, struggling to find joy and human connection after surviving 1994 Rwandan genocide agaisnt. Emma Jones is on the precipice of a major life change, as the life she built disintegrates around her.
de Morad MOSTAFA
Corto - 22'50
Halima, a Sudanese henna painter goes to Basma's, a young Egyptian bride to prepare her for her wedding: under the eyes of her daughter Ward, the encounter between the two women grows from complicity to suddenly unveiled tensions.
Till death do us part
de Dolores VUNDA
Corto - 24'39
Ugandan woman, Denise, fights against her husband’s will to marry a second woman. Her journey gets harder, when she figures that she is the only one in the family standing against the law that the culture still holds.
de Welket BUNGUE
Corto - 25'
On the shores of Lisbon, Arriaga, a 25 years old boy from a middle-class family of emigrants walks alone through the silent and wrinkled streets by vices of the nightlife. Arriaga deals with his self-destructive alter ego to be accepted among the youth of his neighborhood.
de Nelson FOIX
Corto - 25'
While being chased, Chris discovers on his stair landing a baby who seems to be intended for him. Doubtful of his paternity, he sets out to find the mother of the child.
de Samir BENCHIKH
Corto - 28'
A young Rasta goes to war zone in search of a mysterious militiaman...
Half a film
de Saif HASNAOU
Corto - 29'42
Nour and Chahine, choose to live a world of addiction to drugs and sex to escape from the brutality of their past, but changed their life to a misery.
de Lucas SILVA
Corto - 33'24
Pacho and Genaro are two farmers of African descent that live on the banks of the Guapi River, they are great musicians from the ´marimba’ ( balafon) tradition. One day, Pacho has to build a new instrument, for the burial rites of a little kid.
A new country
de Sifiso KHANYILE
Documental - 60'
25 years after its birth as a democratic country, South Africa remains the most unequal society in the world according to the World Bank. A country once considered a symbol of global progress and human possibility has become a cynical and divided nation, where today, South Africans carry extremes views that dominate mainstream thought.
de Jean Jacques Akwane
Largometraje - 90'
Méli finds Chirac again, the love of his life after a long absence from the country. They decide to make up for lost time in a city hotel room. Things get complicated when Chirac announces to Méli that he has returned to marry her.
Balole, the golden wolf
de Chloe BORO
Documental - 60'05
In the heart of Ouagadougou, a granite quarry where nearly 2,500 people, adults and children, work in dantesque conditions, on the sidelines of a society that refuses to see them.
But in 2014, the revolution passed by and blew on the spirits, a wind of emancipation and hope. A certain audacity ...
de Marwa ZEIN
Documental - 75'
A group of young ladies in Khartoum are determined to play football professionally. They are prepared to defy the ban imposed by Sudan’s Islamic Military government. Their battle to get officially recognized as Sudan’s National Woman’s team is fearless, courageous and often laughable.
de Tamara DAWIT
Documental - 78'
Sally was an aristocrat, a dignitary’s daughter, and an Embassy brat. Her father’s posting as an Ethiopian diplomat meant that the family lived in various countries before settling in Canada in 1968. Sally went to Carleton University in Ottawa and was a bright, outgoing young student with many friends.
de Francoise ELLONG
Largometraje - 88'
Four childhood friends nearing their forties gather in a reunion thanks to the initiative of the oldest of them,
NDEWA, 39 years old. They have kept in touch for all these years and in the balance sheet of their current life, everything is bad.
de Kayode KASUM
Largometraje - 90'
Oga Bolaji is a story that is centered around the simple happy-go-lucky life of a 40 year old retired musician (Gold Ikponmosa). His life takes a drastic turn when he crosses paths with a seven year old girl which could lead to the worst or best days of his life.
Duga, the scavengers
de Abdoulaye DAO, Eric LENGANI
Documental - 90'
At the corner of an alley, this news that old Na-Sali gives him: "Pierre, your friend has just died! And: "We must bury him in the city as soon as possible. His body can not be buried in the village, otherwise it would be misfortune. »
de Ines JOHNSON-SPAIN
Documental - 91'
Imagine that your parents are white but your skin colour is dark and they tell you that ‘s pure coincidence. This is what happened to a girl in East Berlin in the 1960s.
de Tawfik BABA
Largometraje - 93'
VENDREDI (Friday), a young african boy crosses the desert to reach Morocco, to make the art of circus, and ends up been in ISIS.
BAOBAB, EL REY DE LOS ÁRBOLES
El BAOBAB es un árbol extraño porque parece un anciano que tiene un ojo sobre todo, que lo ve todo, lo sabe todo, acepta y resiste todos los golpes de la naturaleza. Su tronco cavado, desollado, con agujeros abiertos, simboliza el sufrimiento de los hombres. Para decir que un hombre es sólido y está lleno de experiencia y sabiduría, se le llama baobab.
El Baobab es el símbolo oficial del Quibdó África Film Festival. Es una representación del árbol mítico de África, lleno de historia, símbolo de paz, no violencia y longevidad. Es sin duda el árbol más famoso de África y también el más fácilmente reconocible.
Nos encontramos, escuchamos al Griot ( cuentero de historias ) bajo la sombra del baobab: «El árbol a palabras» es un lugar central en la vida social de la aldea.
El Baobab del Mejor Largometraje : Distribución en las salas Cineland de Colombia
Premio del Mejor Director : USD 1000
Premio del Mejor Cortometraje : USD 500
Premio del Mejor Documental : USD 500