Enlightenment Films

Genre : Distribution, Distribution (international sales)
Status : Private company
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Hanan Kattan, distributrice
United Kingdom
Tel. : +44 (0)20 7998 4167
Contact by email

About us
ENLIGHTENMENT FILMS is the sales and distribution arm of Enlightenment Productions, launched at the Cannes Film Festival 2008 to represent world rights for I Can't Think Straight and The World Unseen as well as any future film productions of the company and to distribute the same titles in the United Kingdom.

Formed in partnership between Hanan Kattan and Shamim Sarif, Enlightenment Productions is dedicated to producing entertaining independent feature films of integrity and individuality. The principals are material-driven, and believe that all great movies begin with a great script.

Enlightenment Productions aims to harness the power of film to tell stories that push boundaries, challenge perceptions and that cause an audience to consider, even as they are immersed in being entertained.

Enlightenment Productions- headquarters are based in London. Recently they opened their Los Angeles office headed by Aida Kattan.


  • 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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