Amil Shivji

Amil Shivji


Amil Shivji lives in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where he works as a filmmaker and university lecturer. His production company, Kijiweni Productions, focuses on telling local stories. The Kijiweni Cinema, which he founded, screens African heritage films every month, accompanied by debates. Neo-colonialism and cultural and political imperialism are at the heart of Amil Shivji's activities and work. He has written, directed and produced several short films on these same themes, which have earned him worldwide recognition. Last year, he presented his feature film VUTA N'KUVUTE (TUG OF WAR) in Cologne. This year, he is a member of the jury for the Best Feature Film award, and has been involved in film research and programming.
This year he was a curator for the AFFK and is a jury member for the Jury Price Best Feature Film.



T-JUNCTION (2017): Guest

Aisha (2015): Guest, Producer

Tansania Shorts : Guest

SAMAKI MCHANGANI (2014): Direction

WHO KILLED ME (2012): Direction

Shoeshine (2013): Producer, Screenplay, Direction