Alain Gomis

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Alain Gomis

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Alain Gomis is a Franco-Bissau Guinean-Senegalese director. He was born in 1972 in France, where he grew up.

His first two short films, Tourbillons followed by Petite lumière, were selected and received awards at several international festivals. In 2001, his first feature-length film, L’Afrance, won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Then came Andalucia in 2007 starring Samir Guesmi, then Tey starring Saul Williams, which was selected for competition at Berlin and won the Golden Stallion at Fespaco in 2013. A partner at Granit Films along with Newton Aduaka (Nigerian director, Ezra) and Valérie Osouf (French director), Alain Gomis also works with producer Oumar Sall (Cinékap) on a training program for young filmmakers and technicians in Senegal (Up Court-métrages).
Félicité is his 4th feature-length film.

FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS

L’Afrance, 90’, 2001 (Mille et Une Productions)
Silver Leopard at the 2001 Locarno Film Festival de Locarno – GNCP Prize at the 2002 Angers Festival – Bayard d’Or at the 2002 Namur Festival –Grand Prize at the 2002 Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles – Grand Prize and Audience Award at the 2002 African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival – Prix Oumarou Ganda Prize for Best First Feature Film at Fespaco 2003 Toronto International Film Festival – Sundance Film Festival – London International Film Festival – Thessaloniki International Film Festival – Rotterdam International Film Festival- San Francisco International Film Festival – Sydney Film Festival – Jerusalem International Film Festival – Festival do Rio…

Andalucia, 90’, 2007 (Mille et Une Productions)
Mostra de Venise 2007 Giornate Degli Autori (Venice Days) Bayard d’Or for Best Actor for Samir Guesmi at the Namur Film Festival – Audience Award at the Entrevue Festival in Belfort – Chicago International Film Festival – Montreal World Film Festival – 2008 Rotterdam International Film Festival…

Tey, 90’, 2012 (Granit Films / Maïa Cinéma / Agora Films / Cinékap) Berlinale Competition 2012 Golden Stallion and Prize for Best Actor for Saul Williams at FESPACO 2013 – City of Venice Prize at the Mostra in Venise – Audience Award at the La Roche-sur-Yon Film Festival- Grand Prize at the African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival in Milan – Seattle International Film Festival : Emerging Master Award – Special Jury Prize at the Carthage Film Festival – Best Director at Trophées du Cinéma Francophone – Best film, Best Actor awards at the Cordova Film – Best Actor Award at the Khourigba African Film Festival – Special Mention at the Kerala Film – Festival de Locarno Open DoorsChicago International Film Festival – Namur Film Festival – London International Film Festival – Los Angeles International Film Festival – Sydney Film Festival – Bombay Film Festival – Dubaï Film Festival- Addis Abeba – Montreal World Film Festival – La Rochelle Film Festival – Rio Film Festival – Atlanta Film Festival

Félicité, 123’, 2016 (Andolfi, Granit Films & Cinekap)
Berlinale Competition 2017
FESPACO 2017

SHORT FILMS
Caramels et chocolats, 12’, 1996
Tout le monde peut se tromper, 8’, 1998
Tourbillons, 13’, 1999
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival – NY African Film Festival – Namur Film Festival
Petite lumière, 15’, 2003
Bayard d’Or at the 2003 Namur Film Festival – Grand Prize at the 2003 Villeurbanne
Film Festival
GNCR Prize at the 2003 Pantin Film Festival – Audience Award at the NewYork Children’s Film Festival – Selected at the 2004 Césars – Sundance Film Festival – Berlinale – FESPACO – Clermont-Ferrand – Carthage – Marrakech – Angers – Montréal – Amsterdam – Oslo…
Ahmed, 15’, 2007
Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, Montréal..

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