In 1999 Kim Bikila opened Malcolm X the first talents agency to represent BIPOC actors and directors in Italy.
Mr. Bikila as casting director worked with international directors included Spike Lee.
Before him in the 70's Fernando Piazza an Italian-Somali was the agent of many African and African-Americans actors in Italy.
In 2011, Matias Mesquita launched "Kibaka Florence Festival" a film festival based on African films.
In 2016 Fred Kudjo Kuwornu organized at the Rome Film Festival "United Colors of Italy" an event to create awareness and to demand more diversity inclusion in the Italian mainstream media.
In 2019 Ira Nohemi Fronten launched "Italian Black Movie Award"an event to celebrate talents of African descent in Italy.
In 2022, director and writer Antonio Dikele Distefano hosted in Milan the event BLEQ with the purpose to connect young talented artists of the entertainment.
COMPANY PRODUCTIONS founded by Black Italian Producers
DO THE RIGHT FILMS
(founded in 2013 vy FRED KUDJO KUWORNU)
( founded in 2017 by HEDY KRISSANE)
We want to support the next generation of brilliant talents Belove The Line. Please send us your story and resume to help us to connect the industry with You
We are seeking for:
2. 1st and 2nd Assistant Director
4. Production Assistant
5. Line Producers
6. Production Managers
7. Art Department Crew
8. Camera Operators
10. Film Editor
11. Production accountant
12. Cast production assistant
13. Key grip
14. Make-up artist department
15. Hairstylist department
Please contact us by sending a message and we will let you know how to connect with the industry.
2002 “Natale in Autogrill “ short di Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
2003 “Lebess (non c'è male)” short directed by Hedy Krissane
2008 “ Come un uomo sulla terra” directed by Dagmawi Ymer
2009 “Ali di cera” short directed by Hedy Krissane
2010 “Inside Buffalo” feature doc directed by Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
2010 “Il debito del mare” di Adil Tanani
2011 “Soltanto il Mare” directed by Dagmawi Ymer
2012 “18 Ius Soli” feature doc directed by Fred Kuwornu
2012 “GeNewration” short directed by Amin Nour
2012. “Aspromonte” directed by Hedy Krissane
2013 “Và Pensiero- Storie ambulanti “ feature doc directed by Dagmawi Ymer
2014 “Your Love”short directed by Laila Petrone Peynado
2014 “The long road to the Hall of fame” feature doc directed by Réda Zine
2015 “Devils come to Koko” feature documentary directed by Alfie Nze
2015 “ Asmarina” feature documentary co-directed by Medhin Paolo
2016 “Blaxploitalian 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema” feature documentary directed by Fred Kudjo Kuwornu
2016 “Le ali velate” short directed by Nadia Kibbutz
2017 “Granma” short directed by Alfie Nze
2017 “21 Insonnia” short directed by Kassim Yassin Saleh
2017 “ Idris” short directed by Kassim Yassin Saleh
2017 “Ambaradan” short directed by Amin Nour
2018 “ Crossing the color line “ feature documentary directed by Sabrina Onana
2018 “Indovina chi ti porto per cena” short directed by Amin Nour
2018 “Appuntamento ai marinai” feature documentary directed by Ariam Tesle
2019 “No me olvidaré de ti”short directed by Laila Petrone Peynado
2020 “I’m Fatou” short film directed by Amir Ra
2021 “Il vento sotto i piedi” short directed by Kassim Yassin Saleh
2021 “The Moor” short directed by Daphne Di Cinto
2022 “Autumn Beat” feature film directed by Antonio Dikele Distefano
2022 “La mia Milano”short film directed by Nadia Ali
2022 “Guerra tra poveri “short directed by Kassim Yassin Saleh