Nicole Schafer

  • Nicole Schafer
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Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Director of photography (d.o.p.)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

South African Filmmaker.

Nicole Schafer has lived in Malawi where she produced video features for Reuters pan-African magazine show Africa Journal. Born in South Africa, Nicole has an MFA degree from the University of Cape Town. Her thesis film, The Ballad of Rosalind Ballingall (2005), about the disappearance of a young woman into South Africa's Knysna forest, was shown at the Frijbourg International Film Festival (2006). She has also worked in the areas of research and production for local and international film and television productions. She directed the feature Buddha in Africa (2019).

Filmmaker Nicole SCHAFER was educated in film and television production at the University of Cape Town. "The Ballad of Rosalind Ballingall" was her masters film. She has lived and worked in Malawi for two years producing freelance video features for Reuters pan-African magazine show Africa Journal. She also founded the production company Thinking Strings, based in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.

(selection) Namo Amitofo/Homage to the Buddha - of Africa (2011, short doc)



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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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