Alain Gomis

  • Alain Gomis
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Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor, Dialogist
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French, Bissau Guinean and Senegalese Film director, Screenwriter, Dialogist, Editor and Producer.

Alain GOMIS is a film director, screenwriter, dialogist, editor and producer.

Born in 1972 in Paris, France. He studied art history and film. After making videos and short films, his first feature film "L'afrance" (2002) won the Silver Leopard at Locarno. His film "Félicité" was shown at the Competition section of the 2017 Berlinale.

Alain Gomis is a French director of Bissau Guinean and Senegalese origins. He was born in 1972 in France, where he grew up.
In 2013, his third feature film, Tey ("Today"), with Saul Williams, was selected in competition at the 62th Berlin Film Festival and won the Golden Stallion et Fespaco (Pan African Film Festival), a first for a Senegalese film. The film, winner of numerous awards internationally, has been chosen by Senegal to represent the country at the Oscars.
In 2008, Andalucia, his second feature film, was presented at the Mostra (Venice Days).
In 2002, L'Afrance, his first feature film, won the Silver Leopard in Locarno.
Alain Gomis films were selected from the most prestigious international festivals : Toronto, Chicago, AFI, San Francisco, Sundance, Seattle, BFI London, Sydney, Dubai …
Gomis graduated a Master degree in Film Studies at the University of Paris Sorbonne in 1993.

In 2009, he cofounded the production company Granit Films (Paris), with Newton Aduaka and Valérie Osouf.
His films "Today" and "Little Light" were both made in Senegal. It also undertakes co-productions with Senegalese production companies such as Cinékap.
His work explores the themes of departure, humanism and the link between the visible and the invisible. His films have won awards at international events: he notably won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival for "L'Afrance" released in 2001, twice Golden Stallion at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou at FESPACO with "Today" in 2013, and "Félicité" in 2017, which also received the grand jury Prize at the Berlinale.

Alain holds the role of General Manager of the Yennenga Center (Dakar), a hub dedicated to film training, creation and distribution.

2022 - Rewind & Play (Feature documentary; 65 min.)
2017 - Félicité (4th Feature film; 129 min.)
2013 - Les Délices du monde (Tastes of the world) (TV Movie, 90', Comedy). Broadcast (TV channel): France 2
2012 - Today (Aujourd'hui) (3rd Feature film; 86 min.)
2008 - Andalucia (2nd Feature film; 90 min.)
2006 - Ahmed (short film; 15 min.
2003 - Little Light (Petite Lumière) (short film; 15 min)
2002 - As a Man (L'Afrance) (1st Feature film; 90 min.)
1999 - Whirlwinds (Tourbillons) (short film; 13 min).
1998 - Tout le monde peut se tromper (short film; 8 min.)
1996 - Caramels et chocolats (short film; 12 min.)

* Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2022 /
Updated & translated from French by Thierno I. Dia, on 21st February 2022.



Französischer, Bissau-guineischer und senegalesischer Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Dialogist, Editor und Produzent.

Alain GOMIS ist Filmregisseur, Drehbuchautor, Dialogist, Cutter und Produzent.

Geboren 1972 in Paris, Frankreich. Er studierte Kunstgeschichte und Film. Nach Video- und Kurzfilmen drehte er 2002 seinen ersten, mit dem Silbernen Leoparden in Locarno ausgezeichneten Spielfilm "L'afrance". Sein letzter Film "Félicité" wurde 2017 im Wettbewerb der Berlinale präsentiert.

2022 - Rewind & Play (Dokumentarische Form; 65 min.)
2017 - Félicité (Spielfilm 4; 129 min.)
2013 - Les Délices du monde (Der Geschmack der Welt) (Fernsehfilm, 90', Komödie). Ausstrahlung (Fernsehsender): France 2
2012 - Today (Aujourd'hui) (Spielfilm 3; 86 min.)
2008 - Andalucia (Spielfilm 2; 90 min.)
2006 - Ahmed (Kurtzfilm; 15 min.
2003 - Little Light (Petite Lumière) (Kurtzfilm; 15 min)
2002 - As a Man (L'Afrance) (Spielfilm 1; 90 min.)
1999 - Whirlwinds (Tourbillons) (Kurtzfilm; 13 min).
1998 - Tout le monde peut se tromper (Kurtzfilm; 8 min.)
1996 - Caramels et chocolats (Kurtzfilm; 12 min.)

Stand Bio- & Filmografie: Berlinale 2022
Update vom 21. Februar 2022 von Thierno INDIA


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