Newton Aduaka

  • Newton Aduaka
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter
Principal country concerned : Column : Theater, Cinema/tv

Born in Eastern Nigeria, Newton Aduaka and his family moved to Lagos in 1970 at the end of the Biafran War. In 1985 he left for England to study engineering, but discovered cinema. He graduated from the London International Film School in 1990, and in 1997 established Granite Film Works. In 2001, Aduaka's debut feature film, "Rage", became the first wholly independently financed film by a black filmmaker in the history of British cinema to be released nationwide. It opened to critical acclaim. He has made many short films as well.
Between 2005 and 2007, he co-wrote, directed and executive-produced "Ezra", his first non-independently funded film, for Arte France. The film won the Grand Jury Prize at several film festivals, including FESPACO, Durban, Amiens and Balafon, and was an official selection at Sundance and Cannes.
His newest One man's show (2012) won the Paulin Vieyra Award (African Critics / Africiné) at FESPACO 2013.


1990 : Voices Behind The Wall (short)
1994 : Carnival of silence (short)
1997 : On the edge (short)
1999 : Rage
2004 : Aicha (short)
2004 : Bon voyage, AIDS campaign short (Scenarios From Africa)
2004 : L'Expert, AIDS campaign short (Scenarios From Africa)
2005 : Sale Nègre, One of an anthology of shorts entitled "Paris La Métisse"
2002 : Funeral (short)
2006 : Ezra, Golden Stallion at FESPACO 2007
2012 : One man's show, Paulin Vieyra Award (African Critics / Africiné) at FESPACO 2013.


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  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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