Berni Goldblat

  • Berni Goldblat
© courtesy Berlinale 2017
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Editor
Principal country concerned : Column : Music, Theater, Cinema/tv, Media

Nationality: Swiss and Burkinabese. Born in 1970 in Stockholm, Berni Goldblat is a founding member of Cinomade with Daphne Serelle. An association based in Burkina Faso, whose objective is the creation and dissemination of advocacy tools, including film. As part of their activities with the association, they made thirteen films and numerous theater tours interactive debate in Africa. He also created Les films du Djabadjah, a production company based in Burkina Faso. Berni Goldblat is also the author of a trilogy called Micro à ta portée that gives voice to people on the evil of the century: AIDS.

Born in 1970, he has been directing, producing and distributing films since 1999, mainly documentaries made in West Africa or about the region. He co-founded Cinomade in 2000, an association in Burkino Faso aimed at creating and disseminating audio-visual awareness-raising tools. In 2006 he established Les films du Djabadjah production company, also in Burkino Faso. His feature documentary Ceux de la Colline screened at over 50 international festivals. He is also a trainer and has been a member of the jury for the African Movie Academy Awards for ten years. Wallay [2017] is his feature film debut.

2001 Doni-doni b'an bela; documentary
2009 Ceux de la colline; documentary
2015 Ciné Guimbi souvenirs; short documentary
2017 Wallay




Der 1970 geborene Filmemacher ist seit 1999 als Regisseur, Produzent und Distributor von Dokumentarfilmen, die in Westafrika gedreht sind oder die Region zum Thema haben, aktiv. Er ist der Gründer der Organisation Cinomade, die sich mit interaktiver und partizipativer Filmrezeption beschäftigt, und der Produktionsfirma Les films du Djabadjah, beide in Burkina Faso. Sein Film Ceux de la Colline wurde auf über 50 internationalen Filmfestivals gezeigt. Er ist Dozent und seit zehn Jahren Mitglied der Jury der African Movie Academy Awards. Wallay [2017] ist sein Spielfilmdebüt.

2001 Doni-doni b'an bela; Dokumentarfilm
2009 Ceux de la colline; Dokumentarfilm
2015 Ciné Guimbi souvenirs; Kurz-Dokumentation
2017 Wallay

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