Photo credit : Dominique Fils-Aimé

Alliah Fafin

Director

Alliah Fafin was born in Rwanda and raised in Burundi until the 1993 civil war. After studying directing in New-York, she directed music videos for Dominique Fils-Aimé (Révélation Radio-Canada 2019-2020), as well as promotional videos for artists such as Rafael Lozano Hemmer (Winner of the Governor General’s Awards in Visual and Media Arts).

She left Quebec in 2016 for Chad, where she worked with UNICEF on the production of several videos illustrating the problems encountered by local populations, Nigerian refugees and Central African returnees. In 2018, she shot her first short film Amani in Chad, which was inspired by her experience in Burundi. She is currently working on her first feature film, Métis, as well as a web series, Par amour.

Filmography

Métis

In development

Feature film - Fiction
Director

Par amour

In development

Webseries
Director

Amani

2018-2020

Short film | 17 min
Director
Produced by Résidence avec les Films de l'Autre

Awards

Official selection at the festival REGARD - Competition for the Canadian Grand Prize - June 2021
Selection at the 17th Gala Prends ça court, winner of the PÉRIPHÉRIA award and two jury mentions - May 2021
FESTIVALS
Selected by SODEC to represent Quebec at the Marché du Court de Clermont-Ferrand - January 2021

Education In Emergencies

2017

Short film | 2 min
Director
Produced by UNICEF Chad

Rafael Lozano Hemmer, winner of a Governor General's Award in Visual and Media Arts, administered by le Conseil des arts du Canada

2015

3 min. 55 – HD
Exhibition at the Musée des beaux-arts du Canada - April 9 to August 30, 2015
Airing on Air Canada national and international flights - April to July 2015
Broadcast at the Halifax Independent Filmmakers Festival - June 2015

Déprogrammation et formatage - Collective of artists for an exhibition on Alzheimer's disease

2013

Broadcast at the Maison de la Culture du Plateau-Mont-Royal - April 21, 2015
Selection of the GIV (Groupe Intervention Vidéo)

Sombras – Mamselle Ruiz

2015

5 min. – HD
Director

Sexy and He knows it – LMFAO covered by Dominique Fils-Aimé

2015

2 min. 30 – HD
Director

Namoya – Moe Clark

2014

5 min. – HD
Director

Dear Ex – Dominique Fils-Aimé

2012

3 min. – HD
Director

Awards

FESTIVALS
Sélection officielle au « Toronto Independent Film Festival 2013 »

Premier Forum des Femmes Élues Africaines

2011

24 min. – HD | Marocco
Produced by the Ministry of the Interior of Morocco and the Canadian International Development Agency
*Broadcast at the 4th UCLG Congress (World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders) - October 2013
*3500 copies distributed in the 1503 communes, the 75 provinces and prefectures and the central administrations of Morocco

Diversité Artistique Montréal – DAM

2014

Production of a teaser and 10 capsules for Diversité Artistique Montréal's event for the release of the magazine Tic Art Toc at Bain Mathieu on May 22, 2014

Jury – PRIM

2021

Jury for the PRIM creation program

Communication consultant for multimedia strategy - UNICEF Tchad

2016-2017

Freelance text animator - M&H Graphics

2015-2016

Instructor - NDI (National Democratic Institute)

2011

« Parole, on tourne ! » Training in front of the camera for newly elected women in Niger's parliament - Niger

Teacher's assistant - New York Film Academy

2008 - 2009

Assistant Editor - Documentary "Little White Lie

2008

Documentary directed by Lacey Schwartz - released in 2014 on NETFLIX
New York

Cameraman and editor - Nuevo Mundo Television

2007

Montréal

"New York Film Academy" Intensive training (11 months) in the filmmaking process

2007-2008

"New York Film Academy" Intensive summer training (2 months) on the filmmaking process

June to August 2006

Cours Florent (France)

2004-2006

May 2014 - " University of Montreal " After Effects Workshop
March to April 2014 - " INIS : Institut National de l'Image et du Son " Microprogram : Photography Direction
January 2013 - " AQTIS " AQTIS 101 Course