International Tourism Film Festival Africa


Andreas Ewels

Filmmaker, Director

Andreas is a German filmmaker, director and director of the German film festival NATOURALE: In over 30 years he has produced well over 200 documentaries and reports, filming in over 100 countries.

George Moolman

Head of Event Partnerships
V&A Waterfront

George is a partnership and event specialist with extensive knowledge and skills in Event Management, Creative Strategy and Partnership Relations with over 25 years experience.

Charles Shima

Founder and CEO

Charles is a Rwandan-Canadian founder and CEO of ZaNiheza, a booking software and Africa';s first travel marketplace for immersive experiences connecting travelers with Local Curators.

Dany Gamal

Film Director, Writer
Dany Gamal

Dany Gamal is a film director and writer, he holds a diploma in film and television directing arts from the French University in Egypt and has won many local and international awards.

Jibola Oluseye

Founder and CEO
Taste of Africa Vibes

Jibola Oluseye Abati is the Founder of Taste of Africa Vibes, Africa’s largest digital tourism platform on Facebook. Jibola has won multiple awards for his accomplishments.

Tsuyoshi Kigawa

Professor, General Director
Wakayama University, JWTFF

Tsuyoshi Kigawa is a Professor in the Faculty of Tourism, Wakayama University. He is also the General Director of Japan World's Tourism Film Festival (also known as JWTFF).

Francisco Dias

ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival

Professor Francisco Dias holds a PhD in Tourism Sciences by the University of Perpignan, France. He is the Founder and Director of the ART&TUR - International Tourism Film Festival.

Mohamed Awad Farah

Filmmaker, Producer and Curator
Sudanese Filmmaking Association

Mohamed Awad Farah is a Filmmaker, Producer and Curator. He studied Documentary Filmmaking at Al-Jazeera Media Institute and Produced/Directed more than 120 episodes of DocuSeries.

Can Saracoglu

President, Producer and Director
International Tourism Film Festival

Can Saracoglu is the President of Cinetour and the Director of the International Tourism Film Festival. He is also a Director and Producer at the news/media company, Tukan Film.

Adriana Rodrigues

Head of Division of Communication
Turismo Centro de Portugal

Adriana Rodrigues is the Head of Division of Communication, Image and Public Relations Center at Turismo Centro de Portugal. She is also the former President of Centro de Portugal Film Commission.

Alejandra Medina Ayrer

Director, Founder
AMA Comunicaciones

Alejandra Medina Ayrer is the Director of the Destination Branding Agency, AMA Comunicaciones. She is also Founder and Director of the Travel Agency CULTOURS.

John Driedonks

Utrecht University of Applied Sciences

John Driedonks is a Dutch Emeritus Professor in journalism (at the Utrecht University of Applied Sciences). He is also the former editor in chief at RTV Utrecht, Netherlands.

Spomenka Saraga

Zagreb Tourfilm Festival

Spomenka Saraga is the Director of Zagreb Tourfilm Festival in Croatia´s capital. She is also a photographer, filmmaker, travel journalist and an avid adventurer.

Mike Rumble

Imagineering 47

Mike Rumble is a globe trotting adventurer and entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in Adventure Tourism in South and Southern Africa.

Sam Oluoko

Founder and Projects Manager
GPAY Africa

Sam Oluoko is the Founder and Projects Manager at Great Potential African Youth (GPAY), a youth talents and film training organization based in Nairobi-Kenya.

Briony Brookes

Head of PR & Strategic Communications
Cape Town Tourism

Briony Brookes is an experienced PR and Communications professional. She is currently Head of Public Relations & Strategic Communications at Cape Town Tourism.

Matthew Jones

TV and Media producer
Top South African Broadcasters

Matthew Jones is a SAFTA winning TV and Media producer who has produced travel & lifestyle content for South Africa’s top broadcasters. He also works with the women empowerment initiative, W-Suite,

Damien Ng Tat Chung

Film Director
Island Media Services

Damien Ng Tat Chung is a multi-award-winning international film director and content creator for TV Channels and Digital platforms. Damien is also an experienced script writer, play-writer and stage manager.

Lee Dicks

Managing Director, Shareholder
Nova Constantia Boutique Residence

Lee Dicks, a FEDHASA board member, is the Director of Nova Constantia Boutique Residence. He is also Co-director of Constantia Valley Tourism and running the Cape Town Concierge Forum.

Jeremy Briggs

Director, Owner, Cinematographer
Firehouse Films

Jeremy Briggs is the Director and Owner of Firehouse Films. He is also a Content producer & Cinematographer with over 20 years experience. “Train. Empower. Uplift”

Daisy Ions

What's on in Cape Town

Daisy Ions is the founder of What's on in Cape Town and the National Arts & Tourism Info Hub (Natihub). Daisy Ions is also the founder of the new up-and-coming geo-located video platform, Scene It.

Penny Randall

Special Projects Manager
V&A Waterfront

Penny Randall is the Special Projects Manager at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. She has more than 30 years’ experience in Marketing, Events & Project Management.

Nqobani Hlomula

Creative Director and Founder
Vitamin Q

Nqobani Hlomula is the creative director and founder of Vitamin Q Media, a Johannesburg-based creative agency offering advertising, design and video services.

Christine Norton

Marketing Manager
Premium Brand Distributors

Christine Norton is the Marketing Manager for Premium Brand Distributors. She is responsible for the marketing and brand management for Sony Digital Imaging, Nikon, Atomos, Lexar & YoloLiv.

Mariana Baptista

Centro de Portugal Film Commission

Mariana Calaça Baptista is the Director of Centro de Portugal Film Commission and Director of the ART&TUR International Tourism Film Festival, showcasing her continued dedication to the intersection of architecture, entrepreneurship, and cultural initiatives.

Oluwaseyi Adegoke-Adeyemo

Inside Watch Africa

Oluwaseyi Adegoke Adeyemo is the CEO of Kristomedia Limited, a reputable multimedia and general communication company. As the publisher of Inside Watch Africa, a quarterly Afro-centric publication, he has been dedicated to documenting the rich African culture and tradition for the past fourteen years.

Melissa Foley

Meaningful Tourism Marketing Consultant

Melissa Foley is a certified auditor for Travelife, a sustainability advisor for ATTA, WTM Africa, and consultant to several African tourism businesses, not-for-profits, associations, and organizations. Her true passion is facilitating the integration between various stakeholders to create lasting collaborations where transformational tourism can truly thrive. Utilizing over 20 years of corporate marketing experience, extensive world travel, and more than a decade of NGO consulting globally, she has a unique perspective on ethical travel.

Lieschke Steven-Jennings

Mossel Bay Tourism

Current COO of MOssel Bay Tourism, Lieschke has spent every holiday over the past 50 years within the Garden Route. Lieschke started her career at Mossel Bay Tourism in 2020 as membership Liaison and officially applied for the vacant position of COO in March 2023

Dr. Arvind Kumar Saraswati

Associate Professor
GGSIP University

Dr. Arvind Kumar Saraswati (Ph.D) is an Associate Professor of Hospitality Management at Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, GGSIP University, New Delhi (INDIA). He is the Academic Coordinator of undergraduate program in Hotel Management and HOD (Food & Beverage Service).

Chris Torres

Tourism Marketing Agency

Chris Torres has 26 years’ experience working in brand development and marketing, and he’s spent the last 15 years running his own company, Tourism Marketing Agency and his mission is a simple but challenging one

Samm Marshall

Managing Director
Social TV

Samm Marshall is a dynamic media professional with a wealth of experience across distinguished broadcasting organizations in South Africa. HE is currently the Managing Director at, a news platform focused on CSI, CSR, and shared value initiatives.

Kim Barnett

Chief Marketing Officer
Africa's Eden

Kim remains an unwavering advocate for immersive travel experiences, whether of opulent or frugal nature. Currently serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for Africa's Eden Tourism, Kim dedicates herself to fostering effective collaboration that uplifts the broader tourism ecosystem

Alejandro Novella

Director / Owner
Novella-Media Broadcast Productions SPA

Filmmaker and documentary maker, he is part of organizations such as L'academie Culinaire de France, APTUR (Association of Tourism Journalists of Chile) Chile and Guilde des Fromagers Sainz Uguzon, and Official member of the Chilean Directors and Screenwriters Corporation, DYGA Chile Alejandro is the Director and Owner of, Novella-Media Broadcast Productions SPA

Motheo Seleke

Chief Content Officer
Greater Good Content

Motheo Seleke is a maverick filmmaker and entrepreneur hailing from the diamond city of Kimberley. Unleashing his creative prowess, Motheo has become a disruptor in the dynamic realms of media, communication, and content generation. Beyond the captivating frames he crafts on screen, Motheo is a force to be reckoned with in the realm of renewable energy and just energy transition, passionately advocating for a sustainable future.

Dalil Belkhoudir

The Digital Gate International Film Festival

Dalil Belkhoudir, a contemporary Algerian-Italian director and visual artist. Active in Rome's cultural scene, he co-founded the cultural association "Politecnico XX Arte," organizing exhibitions across Europe. Dalil is the president of the Association of Arts & Cultural Promotion in Algeria and a jury member in various international festivals

Carlos Sargedas

Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival

Carlos is the director of Finisterra Arrábida Film Art & Tourism Festival, a festival he created six years ago to give the Arrábida Region international promotion to the world of cinema and Finisterra Brasil Film Art & Tourism Festival. In the last 19 years, it has been dedicated to the promotion of promotional films.

Martin Hatcheul

Tourism Content

Martin Hatchuel is a communications consultant who has a background in horticulture and tourism, which have given him a special interest in nature and history. He is particularly interested in seeing these subjects explored with sensitivity in film, and with an eye to sustainability and towards the benefit of the communities it touches.

Imran Khan

Dr. Imran Khan
Wenzhou-Kean University

Imran Khan is a distinguished lecturer in communication at the School of Humanities at Wenzhou-Kean University. Imran Khan's dedication to exploring the realms of visual communication and film production underscores his commitment to artistic excellence and innovation. His ability to seamlessly blend academic rigor with practical creativity sets him apart as a dynamic figure in the world of media and communication.

Don Falsario II

Film Maker / Editor / Motion Graphic Artist

Don Falsario II is a Filipino filmmaker, editor and motion graphic artist. His decade-long experience in advertising created an eclectic body of work including documentary-style brand films, travelogues, photographs, celebrity / lifestyle features, explainer videos, and corporate films. He has worked with global brands and networks including Unilever, BBC Storyworks, the United Nations, to name a few. His films have competed and won in numerous documentary/tourism film festivals across the globe and he currently does jury work for tourism film festivals in Portugal and Japan

Juan Antonio Narro Prieto

Tourism Writer

Juan is a Tourism Writer from Spain that collaborates with several newspapers, magazines and radios in Spain, Portugal and America (U.S.A., Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, México, Guatemala…) in tourism and gastronomy. Member of APETEX (Association of Tourism Journalists and Writers of Extremadura), FEPET (Spanish Federation of Tourism Journalists and Writers), AECPI (Spanish Association of Iberoamerican Correspondents) and AIDP (Iberoamerican Academy of Writers and Journalists).

Juca Fonseca

Arraial Cine Fest Festival

Writer, composer, screenwriter and cultural producer. He is a member of the Bahia Sectoral Collegiate of Audiovisual Content and Director of the Arraial Cine Fest Festival in Arraial D'Ajuda, Bahia, Brazil. He is a member of the Arrábida Film Commisison of Portugal and its representative in Brazil. He is part of the resident jury of the Finisterra Arrábida and Finisterra Brasil Festivals.

Andre Barros


André Barros is a Portuguese-born composer and self-taught pianist with an exceptional capacity for hard work. Mostly focusing on the genres of contemporary classical/modern classical/electronic music, he has been composing original scores since 2013. With musical collaborations that range from Iceland to Sri Lanka, André has released 4 studio albums so far and have been collaborating with film producers and directors from Canada, Germany, Iceland, India, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the USA.