The QAFF Foundation crosses continents, senses and knowledge. Wandering in the pleasures of transiting between one and another similar culture, separated by a universal historical landmark. We cross realities, and thoughts of people that surround our daily life. The QAFF Foundation was created by Wilfrid Massamba to take advantage of the opportunities that arise in the development of cultural activities and exchanges by bringing Africa to Colombia.
The QAFF Foundation works in the sectors of audiovisual production and distribution (film, television and content for web platforms); cultural events and, therefore, implicitly in music and visual arts.
The first initiative is the QUIBDÓ AFRICA FILM FESTIVAL, whose first edition was held from September 18 to 28, 2019 during the San Pacho festivities.
This initiative shows very clearly the approach of the QAFF Foundation as a cultural actor, both in audiovisual productions, content distribution and events to position itself in the African market and African descendants as an audience, while imagining with it, to conquer the Latin American market which is estimated at more than 400 million people.
Senior Manager QAFF @wilfridmassamba Photographer and film director Wildrid Massamba is a native Congolese. He has dedicated his work to demonstrate the strength that arises through the feelings of people, starting from common situations. Director of the Basango Foundation, who at the same time as a film director, has participated in different projects around the world. Since 2017 he works with the production company Claudia Cruz of Yerbabuena Films as director.
Production/Programmation @diaspominds Passionate and traveler, I have been working for several years on the valorization and diffusion of African and diasporic cultures. After studying human sciences and politics in Paris, Berlin and Bordeaux, I worked in Brussels in the cultural sector. I moved to Pointe-Noire in 2020 to work at the French Institute as a book project manager. As the child of a Breton mother and a Kongo father, I came here to discover my country and its rich cultural diversity.
Community Manager @lasgafasdelau Young Afro-Colombian woman, born in Bogota, with parents originally from the Cauca area of the country, graduated in Marketing and Advertising from the Fundación Universitaria de Área Andina. Passionate about culture and marketing with social impact, faithful believer that ideas hand in hand with technological tools have the power to transform realities. Her work is focused on the development and execution of marketing and communication strategies.
Amaranta Morales Catillo
Production/Programmation Amaranta studied literature and audiovisual media at the University of Siegen, Germany. She studied her master's degree in Film and TV at the Carlos III University in Madrid. During the last eight years, she has worked in different fiction and documentary film festivals such as MUICA, FICCALI, INDIEBO, QAFF, among others. She has worked as assistant film director in several documentary projects.
Michel Agathon Note
Press Communication @michelagathon Graduate in journalism option media and communication with more than 16 years of professional experience in the field of media and communication. All this sprinkled by several audiovisual productions, radio and also written press.
Etty Cecilia Parra
Institutional Relations @ettyce Etty Cecilia Parra, is a social communicator, student of the last cycle of the Master's Degree in Management and Development Practice. "I am knowledgeable about the Colombian Pacific. Leader in management of effective communication strategies, experience in relations with regional and national media, with experience in process and social projects.
Press Communication @juaniseslava Photographer and Journalist, "Photography has always been the tool to explore the world, as well as to express her own feelings". She has worked with different print media. She made cultural recommendations in DC Magazine and wrote cultural articles for some media. She has worked with several film festivals, art festivals, jazz, afro culture and museums from the cultural press.
Accounting Management @lilianaganoa Professional in the area of Public Accounting, in administrative and financial management of projects for social development, administrative-financial management of social projects with international financing, International Cooperation.