Fan Sissoko

  • Fan Sissoko
© courtesy Clermont-Ferrand FilmFest
Film director, Screenwriter, Organiser
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

French-Malian artist and filmmaker.

She is sometimes credited as

Fan SISSOKO is a French-Malian artist and filmmaker based in Reykjavik (Island), with a background in design for social change. Her work explores themes of migration, belonging, motherhood and otherhood. Notable commissions include work for the Migration Museum, the Museum of London, the Science Gallery Dublin and the National Trust. Her animated short film "On the Surface" (2021) was awarded a grant from Art With Impact, and screened at festivals around the world, including Encounters (UK), Ottawa International Animation Festival (CA), Margate Film Festival (UK), Rex Animation Festival (SWE). It won the Heartwired Award at Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Festival (US) and a Special Mention of the Jury at 2022 Clermont-Ferrand Short FilmFest (France) 2022. Her co-directed documentary, ‘We The People' (2019), has won the Film Futures Awards as part of Little Wing Film Festival 2020.

Her official website

Source: Clermont-Ferrand FilmFest 2022
Africiné updated, on 11 Feb 2022.


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