Apolline TRAORÉ
Burkina Faso

Director
Born 1976

Bio

As a film director and producer, Apolline TRAORÉ focuses on conveying the voices of African women. She writes, directs and produces documentaries, TV series and advertisements, as well as shorts and feature films of fiction. Her works earned many recognitions and prizes in festivals across the world. In her 20 years of experience, she has produced and directed 6 documentaries, one TV show, 3 TV series, 5 shorts and 5 feature films. 
Apolline TRAORÉ is an Emerson College (Boston, MA) film graduate and also studied camera work at the New York Film Academy. During her carrier, she’s been awarded the following distinctions : Knight of the Burkinabé Order of Merit, Medal for the struggle of women in cinema at the Luxor festival, Ambassador of the National Museum of Burkina Faso.

Filmography

  • LA GROTTE DE SIRA
    Director, Scriptwriter, cinema fiction, 100 minutes, pre-production stage
  • 3 PLATS FROIDS À ABIDJAN
    Director, cinema fiction, 96 minutes, pre-production stage
  • DESRANCES
    Director, Fiction, 96 minutes, 2019
    Awards : African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA)
    Festivals : FESPACO
  • FRONTIERES
    Director, Fiction, 90 minutes, 2017
    Awards : FESPACO, Prix Paul Robeson Prix Félix Houphouet-Boigny du Conseil de l’Entente Prix CEDEAO de l’intégration pour le meilleur film ouest africain / Pan African Film Festival Los Angeles, Prix du Meilleur Long métrage fiction
  • EH LES HOMMES, EH LES FEMMES !
    Director, Series, 100x minutes, 2014
    Awards : FESPACO, Prix de la meilleure série / Vues d'Afrique, Prix spécial du jury pour la meilleure série
  • MOI ZAPHIRA
    Director, Fiction, 105 minutes, 2013
    Awards : FESPACO, Prix meilleure interprétation féminine / Vues d'Afrique, Prix OIF du meilleur long métrage / AMAA, Prix de la meilleure lumière
  • LE TESTATAMENT
    Director, Series, 40x24 minutes, 2010
    Awards : Vues d'Afrique, meilleure série TV
    Distribution : TV5
  • SOUS LA CLARTE DE LA LUNE
    Director, Fiction, 90 minutes, 2004
    Awards : FESPACO, Prix meilleure musique
    Festivals : Vues d'Afrique
  • KOUNANDI
    Réalisatrice , Fiction, 49 minutes, 2003
    Awards : Vues d'Afrique, Prix Micheline Vaillancourt
    Festivals : Toronto, FESPACO,
  • MONIA ET RAMA
    Director, Series, 26x20 minutes, 2002
  • SYMBOLE BURKINABE
    Director, Documentary, 26 minutes, 2002
  • THE PRICE OF IGNORANCE
    Director, Fiction, 13 minutes, 2000
    Awards : FESPACO, Prix du public