FPDFA
The Foundation for the Promotion of Documentary Films in Africa (FPDA), is a non-profit initiative that was born out of the former iREPRESENT International Documentary Film Forum, organisers and promoters of the yearly iREP Documentary Film Festival, launched in 2010 in Lagos.  Registered with the Corporate Affair Commission of Nigeria, the Foundation was formally inaugurated at the iREP Film Festival in 2016. 
The FPDFA is to concretely promote ideals of the iREP Film Festival with the aim of projecting the medium of Documentary film as a means of expanding the conversations around stories told of Africa. 
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Prof. Awam Amkpa

Awam Amkpa is a dramatist, documentary filmmaker, scholar of theatre and film and a curator of art and cultural practices. He is Global Network Professor of Drama at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and Africana Studies and Social and Cultural Analysis in NYU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

Jane Mote

Jane Mote is a former senior vice president of global channels for BBC Worldwide and director of factual and lifestyle for UKTV, left the multichannel broadcaster to head up factural channel Current TV in 2001. She is currently the media consultant for TV channels and digital media companies including Discovery, London Life, etc.

Marc-Andre Schmachtel

After working as a programmer at the Kino Achteinhalb, and as organizer of the African Film Series in Germany, he became Programme Assistant at the Goethe-Institut, Cameroon. in 2010, he started his new position as the Director of Goethe-Institut, Lagos until June 2016. During this time, he initiated a lot of culture programmes.

Prof. Niyi Coker (Jnr.)

Niyi Coker is the E. Desmond Lee distinguished Professor of Theatre and Media Studies at the University of Missouri, St. Loius.He has directed over 50 major stage productions around the World. He recently directed the musical 'Mama Africa' on the life and career of Miriam Makeba, which toured Cape Town and Parts of USA.

Sandra Mbanefo Obiago

Sandra Obiago is an art curator, photographer, poet, and award-winning filmmaker. She worked with the environmental group WWF. In 1998, she founded Communicating for Change (CFC), a media for development enterprise, which became an important content provider for local and international TV station.

Bärbel Mauch

Bärbel Mauch created Bärbel Mauch Film in October 2001 with the intention to co-produce films on an International level. Bärbel Mauch has an extensive network of contacts thanks to her considerable experience in production, distribution and as publicist with ISKRA in Paris as well as many film festivals and with her own company.

Emeka Mba

Emeka Mba has more than 26 years experience in the converged fields of media, entertainment, and technology, as well as regulatory policy management. He served as the Director General/CEO of the National Broadcasting Commission. Prior to this, he also served as the DG of the Nigerian Film and Video Censors Board.

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