EFF Filmmaker Resources: Andrea Bussmann

Andrea Bussman is a filmmaker and social anthropologist based in Toronto. Her third film, Fausto, screened at the 2019 Essay Film Festival. Shot on 16mm on Mexico’s Oaxacan coast, it combines an ethnographical exploration of a pre-colonial folkloric world and loosely-adapted anti-empiricist elements from Goethe’s Faust. Her previous short films, 2016’s Tales of Two Who Dreamt and 2011’s Aquel cuyo rostro no irradie luz, similarly blended elements of documentary and fiction.

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EFF Filmmaker Resources: Onyeka Igwe

Onyeka Igwe is a British artist filmmaker, programmer and researcher based in London. Her non-fiction video work uses dance, voice, archive and text to expose a multiplicity of narratives, and have been screened at the ICA’s Artists’ Film Club, Guildhall Art Gallery, the London Film Festival , Rotterdam International Edinburgh Artist Moving Image, and the Smithsonian African American film festival. Her essay film No Dance, No Palaver screened as part of the 2019 Essay Film Festival.

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EFF Filmmaker Resources: Dónal Foreman

Dónal Foreman is an Irish filmmaker who splits his time between Dublin and New York. At age 17, he won the title of Ireland’s Young Filmmaker of the Year. He has since written and directed two feature films and over 50 shorts retrospectives of which have been curated by the Irish Film Institute and Cork Film Centre. He is also a freelance film critic and member of the Brooklyn Filmmaking Collective. He is the son of the late American documentary filmmaker, Arthur MacCaig. Their relationship is the subject of Foreman’s debut essay film, The Image You Missed, which screened at the 2019 Essay Film Festival.

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