Annouchka de Andrade

Annouchka de Andrade is currently the Artistic Director of International Film
Festival of Amiens. A film festival focused on authors cinema and African and South American films.

With over 30 years of experience, Annouchka has worked in international cultural cooperation with a strong focus on audio-visuals, cultural heritage and production in France, Spain, Columbia, Bolivia, Venezuela, Peru and Equator. She has provided technical assistance to Sarah Maldoror in the last 20

She has also worked as Audiovisual attaché for French ministry of Foreign affairs, based in Bogota for: Colombia, Peru, Bolivia, Venezuela and Equator. This included management of shared cultural heritage, promotion of national cinema, support production for Tv and radio programmes as well as music.


  • “Los Olvidados” in L’avant scène cinéma, Paris, mars 2010
  • “Ana Mercedes Hoyos”, spécial issue in Mundo magazine, Bogota 2007
  • “Economie du cinéma colombien”, in Le film africain et du sud, 2008 et 2009
  • “Origines do nacionalismo africano”, de Mario de Andrade, edited by Dom Quixote, Lisbonne, 1998


From Russian and English to French:

  • « Vive le cinéma: 4ème rencontres cinématographiques de Beaune » – edited by Austral – 1995
  • « Et le cinéma va : Europe/Etats-Unis » – edited by Lieu commun – 1994
  • « Sunlight ou Lumière : le cinéma européen » – edited by Lieu commun – 1993
  • « Les rencontres cinématographiques de Beaune » – edited by Femis/L’ARP – 1991
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Cinema and freedom: the retrospective of Sarah Maldoror’s legacy at IndieLisboa, in Lisbon

Cinema and freedom: the retrospective of Sarah Maldoror’s legacy at IndieLisboa, in Lisbon

Filmmaker Sarah Maldoror raises her voice again, for so many people who remain silent, during our next edition. IndieLisboa – International Film Festival and Cinemateca Portuguesa present her cinematographic work – most of it – with some of her films still to be located. A retrospective full of revolution and hope, a look at a

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The Screen Worlds team would like to express our most heartfelt gratitude to the pioneering filmmaker Sarah Maldoror, who passed away in Paris this week from Covid-19 complications. Sarah was the first woman of colour to direct a feature film in Africa and became respectfully known as the Matriarch of African Cinema.  After working as

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