Baff Akoto is an artist and filmmaker raised in Accra and London, who began in documentaries before going on to direct dramas for Channel 4 and the BBC, leading to his inclusion as a “Star of Tomorrow” by Screen International in 2018. Baff’s work has been exhibited by the Tribeca Film Institute, London’s Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) and the British Film Institute (BFI) in their Experimenta strand for “works by artists that revolutionise and reshape our vision of the cinematic moving image”. Most recently Baff explores the artistic potential of Virtual and Augmented Reality to interrogate how the digital revolution might avoid the same prejudices, exclusions and inequalities which arose from our industrial and colonial eras. He has also served on multiple juries including for BAFTA and the BFI London Film Festival. The most recent feature film he produced, QUEEN OF GLORY (from actor and first time director Nana Mensah), had its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021 followed by an awards-laden festival run and Independent Spirit Awards nominations. It is released in US and UK cinemas in Summer 2022.
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