Mentors

George Bosompim

from: Ghana
email: gbosompim@gmail.com

My name is George Bosompin, a film director and a lecturer coaching students in scriptwriting and directing at the National Film and Television Institute (NAFTI). I am an ardent Manchester United fan, I like football and I play basketball too. I played at my high school games.

Growing up, I lived in a community where the arts thrived yet no one thought I will be a filmmaker until I started acting when I was sixteen years old. I travelled the length and breadth of Ghana with my high school group performing on stage. After high school, I acted on television for a decace.

My desire for filmmaking sent me to film school. My passion for drama was well noticed by my lecturers, yet my biggest award came from documentary in 2003.

Amongst the many projects I have worked on as a filmmaker, it’s “CHORKOR TROTRO” TV Series which was aired on National Television and has won awards. I love writing and directing with attention to detail. I love music as well, especially live band music.
In 2002 I had my first adventure into the TV Series world. I started with Cape coast Motel, then over the years I made, District Colonial Court All that Glitters, Chorkor Trotro and BNS- Barber and Shoeshine boy. These were series that commanded lots of eyeballs, so it came with good ratings.

Angella Emurwon

from: Uganda
email: aworkingangie@gmail.com

Angella Emurwon is a Ugandan filmmaker, stage director, writing mentor and award winning playwright. She has been mentoring screenwriters in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, as part of the Maisha Film Lab Mentor Team since 2014. As well as work with upcoming playwrights during the 2017 KITF young playwrights program, and at the 2017 KITF as director and dramaturg for the reading of A Ghost Story by Lloyd Lutara.

She has written two BBC award winning radio plays “The Cow Needs a Wife” (2010) and “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” (2012), and her first full length play Strings was selected to open the 2017 Kampala International Theatre Festival as well as being selected for a reading at the 2018 Long Wharf New Plays Festival, USA. As a filmmaker, she wrote “How to kill a Cockroach” (short) directed by David Tosh Gitonga as part of the 2010 One Fine Day filmmaking workshop; as well as the first draft for an adaptation of her play “Sunflowers behind a Dirty Fence” that won the Cinemart Rotterdam Lab Award for Most Promising Project at the 2015 Durban Film Festival, FilmMart.

As well as directing her first short film, “Sunday” (2018) which she also wrote.

Jürgen Seidler

Portrait of Jürgen Seidler

filmmaker, script writer, script consultant
from: Berlin/Germany
languages: German, English
email: j.seidler@dffb.de

Jürgen Seidler is a writer, script consultant, producer and lecturer at German Film and TV Academy, DFFB.

Jürgen studied Politics, Sociology and German language in Freiburg and Berlin, and took a Diploma in Political Science in 1982. Moving to Zürich he studied directing at the Actors Academy Zürich and obtained a Diploma in directing 1988.

Jürgen Seidler was an assistant professor in the department for film and TV production at the University for Film and TV in Potsdam-Babelsberg from 1994 to 1997. He was head of study at “Babylon International”, a training programme for European and African filmmaker, financed by the EU Media Program and the Nigerian Film Corporation.

In 1999 Jürgen founded Script House and heads the company as a managing director since then. He built Script House to a highly recommended agency for script development in Germany and Europe. Jürgen contributed to numerous films and TV series as a script editor, writer and producer.

In 2012 he was hired by nova film as an employed senior producer for a long running German TV series. In 2014 and 2015 he was part of a writers room at Saxonia TV production. He wrote numerous episodes for a German TV series. His original scripts were funded by regional and national film funds, several projects are in pre-production.