Samedi Cinema

A Film by Mamadou Dia

Synopsis

In a small town in the north of Senegal, two young avid cinephiles Baba and Sembene are desperate to see a movie on the big screen of their local cinema before it closes its door forever.

Director

  • Picture of Mamadou Dia © Mao Carrera

    Mamadou Dia

    Mamadou Dia is a Senegalese director currently based in New York where he is completing his MFA at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. His stories are rooted in daily intimate realities inspired from his life growing up in Senegal and traveling across the continent. His shorts have been selected to international festivals such as the African Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival and Venice Film Festival inter alia.

Awards + Festivals

  • 73rd VENICE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)August 31, 2016
  • 41st TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Toronto, Canada) September 8, 2016
  • 31st FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM FRANCOPHONE DE NAMUR (Official Selection, Belgium) September 30, 2016
  • 61st SEMANA INTERNACIONAL DE CINE DE VALLADOLID (Official Selection, Valladolid, Spain) October 22, 2016
  • 36th FESTIVAL FILM AFRICANO DI VERONA (Official Selection, Verona, Italy) November 4, 2016
  • 16th WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Canada)November 30, 2016
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    16th FESTIVAL IMAGE ET VIE (Official Selection, Senegal)December 17, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 4th SUDAN INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Cinema from the World Section (out of Competition, Khartoum, Sudan)January 21, 2017
  • 46th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM (Education Section, Rotterdam, Netherlands)January 25, 2017
  • 33rd INT'L FESTIVAL SARAJEVO "SARAJEVO WINTER" (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 14, 2017
  • 17th FILUMS - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lahore, Pakistan)February 17, 2017
  • 26th INT’L PALENCIA FILM FESTIVAL (Int'l Short Film Competition, Palencia, Spain)February 18, 2017
  • CINEMAFRICA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Stockholm, Sweden) February 22, 2017
  • 13th AKBANK SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (non-competitive section "Perspective", Istanbul, Turkey)March 13, 2017
  • 19th MECAL PRO, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM AND ANIMATION FESTIVAL (International Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 14, 2017
  • 8th FLICKS INT'L STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Groningen, Netherlands)March 15, 2017
  • HEADWATERS FILM FEST 2017 (Official Selection, Bemidji State University, Minnesota, USA)March 30, 2017
  • *SWISS CINEMA NETWORK JURY PRIZE*
    31st FRIBOURG INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Short Films Competition, Fribourg, Switzerland)March 31, 2017
  • 15th PLEIN LA BOBINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, La Bourboule, France)April 18, 2017
  • 11th AFRYKAMERA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)April 18, 2017
  • 48th NASHVILLE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tennessee, United States)April 20, 2017
  • 22nd YOUNG AFRICAN FILMMAKER (YAFMAs) (Competition, Leuven, Belgium)
  • 34th BUSAN INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official competition, South Korea)April 25, 2017
  • 46th SEHSÜCHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)April 26, 2017
  • TWISTER ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Woodward, OK, USA)April 27, 2017
  • *WASSERMAN AWARD IN DIRECTING*
    FIRST RUN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)April 28, 2017
  • NEW YORK AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Section Senegal Spotlight, New York, USA)May 3, 2017
  • *SPECIAL JURY MENTION*
    SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • LJUBLJANA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Ljubljana, Slovenia)May 12, 2017
  • 16th FESTIVAL CINÉMAS ET CULTURE D´AFRIQUE DE ANGERS (Official Selection, Angers, France)May 16, 2017
  • 12th AFRYKAMERA AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)May 20, 2017
  • 3rd NASSAU FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Princeton, New Jersey, USA)May 20, 2017
  • 7th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FICAIJ (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)May 29, 2017
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR KIDS AND YOUTH CINEMA IN SNEAKERS (Official Selection, Warsaw, Poland)May 31, 2017
  • 3rd KINOLUB - INT'L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH (Official Selection, Katowice, Poland)June 1, 2017
  • 19th MO&FRIESE KINDERKURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamburg)June 4, 2017
  • 33rd HAMBURG INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)June 6, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 39th MOSCOW INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Out-of-Competition Program, Russia)June 22, 2017
  • 15th ISCHIA FILM FESTIVAL (Competitive section "denied location", Italy)June 24, 2017
  • 2nd REALTIME INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lagos, Nigeria)June 24, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    18th SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Maremetraggio Section, Trieste, Italy)July 1, 2017
  • Quarantine Film Festival 2017 (Official Selection, Varna, Bulgaria)July 4, 2017
  • 15th INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL TABOR (Official Selection, Desinic, Croatia)July 6, 2017
  • 14th INDY FILM FEST 2017 (American Spectrum Shorts, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA)July 13, 2017
  • 11th MOSCA - CAMBUQUIRA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Showcase, Cambuquira, Brazil)July 19, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 7th POSTIRA SEASIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Croatia)July 26, 2017
  • 16th “DOKUFEST” - INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (International Short Films Competition, Prizren, Kosovo)August 4, 2017
  • 2nd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)August 10, 2017
  • 2nd FARM FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)August 17, 2017
  • *BEST OF FESTIVAL AWARD*
    STILL VOICES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longford, Ireland)August 18, 2017
  • *AUDIENCE’S FAVORITES: INT’L FILM*
    28th SAO PAULO INT'L SHORT FILM FETSIVAL (Int'l Competition, Sao Paulo, Brazil)August 23, 2017
  • 10th BUEU INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bueu, Pontevedra, Spain)September 9, 2017
  • 6th VISIONI CORTE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minturno, Italy)September 11, 2017
  • VIEWFINDERS - ATLANTIC FILM FESTIVAL FOR YOUTH (Official Selection, Halifax, Nova Scotia)October 18, 2017
  • 4th STIFF - STUDENT INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rijeka, Croatia)October 19, 2017
  • 36th UPPSALA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Children's Film Competition, Uppsala, Sweden)October 23, 2017
  • GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, WA, USA)October 26, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 2nd FESTIVAL COURT EN SCÈNE (Int. Competition, Troyes / La Chapelle Saint-Luc, France)November 17, 2017
  • 23rd ENCOUNTERS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bristol, UK)November 19, 2017
  • 2nd SMITA PATIL DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 9, 2017
  • 24th AFRICA ALIVE FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Frankfurt on Main, Germany) January 31, 2018
  • 4th PLAY - FESTIVAL INT'L DE CINEMA INFANTIL & JUVENIL DE LISBOA (Official Selection, Lisboa, Portugal)February 17, 2018
  • *BEST PLAY SHORTFILM*
    5th PLAY - LISBON'S INTERNATIONAL KIDS FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Lisbon, Portugal)February 17, 2018
  • 3rd CHRONIC YOUTH FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, London, England)March 16, 2018
  • 10th MALTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malta)August 1, 2018
  • 24th KINDER FILM FEST KYOTO (Official Selection, Kyoto, Japan)August 2, 2018
  • 2nd MALTA FILM EXPO 2018 (Official Selection, San Gwann, Malta)September 1, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Mamadou Dia
Producer
Cheikh Serge Ndao and Abbesi Akhamie
Executive Producer
Mohamed J. Ndao, Okapi International Limited
Director
Mamadou Dia
Director of Photography
Sheldon Chau
Art Direction
Jean Jacques d’Erneville
Sound
Demba Thiam
Editor
Juhui Kwon and Mamadou Dia
Sound Design
Brandon Sanders and Tony Koros
Music
Yéla Diop

Details

Running Time
11 mins
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Mamadou Dia

+13476978252
md3330@nyu.edu