Our Voices Matter Face2Face Africa is black owned and operated. Help us remain independent and free with as little as $6.


Top 5 influential African filmmakers you need to know

Entertainment June 30, 2019 at 01:33 pm

Zaina Adamu

The film industry is ever-changing and that is no different in Africa, where film by filmmakers have exploded throughout the continent and has seeped into the hearts of millions.

African cinema dates back to the 20th century when film reels were used to tell the story of its own people. Prior to African film, Africa was shown to the world through the eyes of Western filmmakers, who often depicted the continent in a negative light. But that quickly changed when African-owned theaters began sprouting in parts of Eastern Africa, specifically Egypt, which still houses one of the oldest cinemas in the world.

Fast forward a century later, there are now hundreds of African filmmakers to watch out for, but below are five that you must know:

Scroll through to read about them:


Must Read

Connect with us

Join our Mailing List to Receive Updates