Omelga Mthiyane

Omelga Mthiyane
© Encounters 2010
Film director, Sound engineer, Producer, Screenwriter, Director of photography (d.o.p.)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
South Africa
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Mthiyane, born in Inanda (near Durban, South Africa), has a Diploma in Video Technology from The Durban University of Technology. Further study included the Encounters Close Encounters Laboratory and a Binger Institute documentary film course. Her film Ikhaya premièred at Sundance, and Baraka was broadcast on BBC World. She has been invited to the Rotterdam, Berlin, Milan, Durban and Goteborg film festivals to screen her films.


Omelga Mthiyane nasce a Inanda, una cittadina alla periferia di Durban, nella regione del KwaZulu-Natal, in Sudafrica. Studia tecnologia video all'istituto Technikon Natal, una volta riservato ai soli studenti bianchi, oggi aperto a tutti e confluito nella Durban University of Technology. Nel 2001 è ammessa all'Encounters Documentary Lab, dove si specializza in regia di documentari. É anche membro dell'associazione internazionale "Filmmakers Against Racism".


2011 - Li Xia's Salon, doc.
2010 - Thank you Mama (Siyabonga mama), doc
2008 - Blessing (Baraka), doc
2004 - Home (Ikhaya), doc
2003 - Body Beautiful, doc

Festival Cinema africano de Milano 2011


  • 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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