Zeynep Atakan (Turkey )

Zeynep Atakan

Since 1986 Zeynep Atakan is specialized as a producer. In 2007, she started Zeynofilm, production company. In 2010, Atakan was awarded the European Film Academy’s Best European Co-Producer award. The same year, she launched the Yapımlab Workshops. In 2014, she was awarded the Uçan Süpürge Bilge Olgaç Achievement Award, and her latest production Winter Sleep won the Palme d’Or at the 67th Cannes Film Festival. Atakan produced Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree”, “Winter Sleep” amongst others Atakan is the Vice President of the European Women’s Audiovisual Network a member of the European Film Academy and the Asia Pacific Screen Academy.

Oumar Sall (Senegal )

Oumar Sall

Oumar SALL is general manager and CINEKAP Producer, an independent production company based in Dakar, Senegal. He is a financial, economist and I. M. P. O. expert. His company now has one of the cornerstones of the renewal of cinema in Senegal. Among his filmography several films were awarded around the world such as : “;Atlantique"; by Mati Diop, who won the Grand Prix at Cannes Festival 2019, ”Aujourd'hui” ( Tey) by Alain Gomis, “Under the Starry Sky" by Dyana Gaye, but also the short films “Une place dans l'avion"; by Khadidiatou Sow, “Xale bu Reer" by Abdoukhadir Ndiaye or “Siggil" by Rémi Mazet.

Salem Brahimi (Algeria )

Salem Brahimi

Salem Brahimi is a producer and a director. After co-directing a feature length documentary with Chergui Kharroubi « Africa is Back », Salem directs « Abd El Kader » a feature length documentary. In 2015 he completes his first feature fiction «Let the come » adapted from a novel by Arezki Mellal with whom he co-wrote the adaptation. This film earned many awards amongst which the Jury Prize in Dubai, the Silver Tanit in Carthage Film Festival and the New Director’s Award at Kosmorama. Salem also coproduced several films including « Selves and Others» by Emmanuel Hamon, «Eden à l'Ouest» by Costa-Gavras « Mon Colonel » by Laurent Herbiet and « Cartouches Gauloises » by Mehdi Charef. Salem also coproduced several films including Mon Colonel by Laurent Herbiet and Cartouches Gauloises by Mehdi Charef , Eden à l'Ouest by Costa-Gavras and Selves and Others by Emmanuel Hamon