People of the Misty Oasis

People of the Misty Oasis January 2024 People of the Misty Oasis is more than a documentary; it’s a window into a world lost to most, a celebration of a people who defy the sands of time, and a testament to the enduring power of family, tradition, and the human spirit. Deep in Egypt’s southeast, […]

Truman (reborn)

Truman (reborn) November 2023 On a gloomy day, a woman appears nearly overcome with emotion as she walks towards an unknown destiny. In her apartment, the woman slices and devours fruit upon fruit till one abruptly transports her, interrupting an unseen grief.⁠ Shot in Taipei, Taiwan, Truman (reborn) is a music video directed by Anna Kuo, […]

The Dream Continued…

The Dream Continued… July 2023 Paying homage to the people who don’t give up on their dreams, The Dream Continued… is a real life story of a father who pursued his passion for singing after retirement from his office job. He had to make hard choices in life in order to sustain his family, so […]

Mahalia Melts In The Rain

Mahalia Melts In The Rain April 2023 Mahalia, a timid 9-year-old black girl, feels different from the other girls in her ballet class. Hoping to boost her confidence, her mother brings her to the hair salon to get her hair straightened for the very first time. Directed by Carmine Pierre-Dufour and Emilie Mannering   CASTMahalia […]

Cabinet of Unfinished Stories

Cabinet of Unfinished Stories February 2023 A writer runs away refusing to finish a script.The people who are left struggle to both understand their actions and finish the story. ✷  PREMIERE  ✷ https://ajifa.co/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/IMG_172671415.mov Starring Ah Young Shin Written, directed, filmed and edited by Ah Young Shin Music by Fabien Tell

Bringing African Cinema to the North

Bringing African Cinema to the North Leeds International Film Festival 2022 By Lola Coker January 2023 In its 36th edition, Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) brought an array of visual and audible delights to the north of England. Despite the handful of successful independent cinemas in Yorkshire and the surrounding areas, cinema from the global […]

Daniel “Jun Ho” Lee

Daniel “Jun Ho” Lee January 2023 Daniel “Jun Ho” Lee portrays the experience of a 1.5-generation Korean-Canadian boy as his name changes from his birth given name “Jun Ho” to “Daniel” after immigrating to Canada. CREW Director — Kevin Jin Kwan Kim Producer — Anastasia Itkina 1st AD — @nastasjasedi DP — @azlflrs 1st AC — @vicente.v.h […]

Female Creatives In Ghana, Accra

Female Creatives In Ghana, Accra December 2022 Female Creatives In Ghana, Accra is a vibrant non-fiction short film centering on a small group of women based in Accra who work in creative, male-dominated industries. https://ajifa.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/FEMALE-CCREATIVES-IN-GHANA_-final-edit-AJIFA.mov Director, editor, and DOP Larteyley von Hippel (co-founder of MADWOMEN collective) travelled to Ghana searching for connections with other women […]

Aniccam

Aniccam November 2022 The story follows an ivory smuggler, a crooked policeman, and Narith, a young construction worker running away into the night. Inspired by the rapid evolution of Sihanoukville, a fishing village turned into the next Macao of South East Asia as a result of Chinese investment, Aniccam (Khmer for ‘impermanence’) straddles the tension […]

Cabelo Bedjo

Cabelo Bedjo October 2022 An experimental film based on intimacy, self-acceptance, textured hair and the mimesis of communal safe spaces created by women of colour. https://ajifa.co/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/Cabelbedjo.mov Cabelo Bedjo, an expression for ‘ugly hair’ generally referring to kinkier textures in Cape-Verdean Creole, showcases the process of styling with the hair eventually coming into contact with water, thus […]