J.M. Gaston Kaboré Joins GFI Film Board

We are pleased to announce that acclaimed Burkinabe director and founder of the Imagine Institute in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso, J.M. Gaston Kaboré has been appointed to the Global Film Initiative’s Film Board.

Before founding the Imagine Institute in 2005, Mr. Kaboré served as Director of the Centre National du Cinéma in Burkina Faso, and as Secretary-General of Pan-African Federation of Filmmakers from 1985-1997.  As a film director, Mr. Kaboré is most well-known for his films Wend Kuuni–which at the time of its production in 1982 was only the second feature film to be produced in Burkina Faso–and Buud Yam, which received the Best Film award at the 15th Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO).

The Global Film Initiative’s Film Board was established in 2003 to support and represent the Initiative’s various programs, particularly Distribution and Granting, in the regions of Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.  Mr. Kaboré joins a board of luminaries that include Pedro Almodovar, Lucy Barreto, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Christopher Doyle, and his appointment follows the recent appointments of Jytte Jensen, Senior Curator at the Museum of Modern Art, and Labina Mitevska, actor and Director of the Manaki Brothers International Cinematographers Festival.

We wish Mr. Kaboré a very warm welcome to our organization, and look forward to working together.  For more information about our Film Board, click here.

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