SOBRE NOSOTROS

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La Fundación QAFF cruza continentes, enriqueciéndose con las emociones y el saber hacer de otras culturas. Viajar con el placer de transitar entre costumbres similares separadas por un hito histórico. Nos codeamos y aprendemos de la realidad de las personas que nos rodean a diario.

La Fundación QAFF fue creada por Wilfrid MASSAMBA para aprovechar las oportunidades que se presentan en el desarrollo de actividades e intercambios culturales llevando África a Colombia y viceversa.

La Fundación QAFF trabaja en las áreas de producción y distribución audiovisual (cine, televisión y contenidos para plataformas web); eventos culturales y por lo tanto implícitamente en la música y las artes visuales.

La primera iniciativa fue el FESTIVAL DE CINE ÁFRICA DE QUIBDÓ, cuya primera edición se llevó a cabo del 18 al 28 de septiembre de 2019, la segunda del 15 al 19 de septiembre de 2020 y la tercera del 13 al 18 de septiembre de 2021.

Esta iniciativa muestra muy claramente la orientación de la Fundación QAFF como actor cultural, tanto de producciones audiovisuales, distribución de contenidos y eventos para posicionarse en el mercado africano y su diáspora como público objetivo, imaginando con él, conquistar el mercado latinoamericano. mercado que se estima en más de 400 millones de personas.

Etty Cecilia Parra

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.

Wilfrid Massamba

Wilfrid Massamba

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.

Vanessa Maquez Mena

Vanessa Maquez Mena

Communication Manager @viveafro Journalist at the University of Antioquia. Scholarship holder of the Manos Visible Corporation for the Master's degree in cultural management and audiovisual production at the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Director and founder of the digital magazine Vive Afro, where she works for the visibility, respect and recognition of Afro culture, which has won national and international awards and mentions. She is our communication manager.

Edna Liliana Vallencia

Edna Liliana Vallencia

Media Coordinator @EdnaLiliana_ Colombian journalist, with more than fifteen years of experience in national and international media. During four years she was part of the journalistic team of the French channel France 24, as presenter of the program Africa 7 days, the only news program in Spanish, dedicated 100% to the African continent.

Leonard Cortana

Leonard Cortana

Adviser/ Curator @leonardcortana Leonard Cortana is a P.hD Candidate at the Cinema Studies Department at NYU Tisch School of the Arts and a Research Fellow at the NYU Africa House. His research focuses on the transnational circulation of narratives about racial justice and activist movements between Brazil, South Africa, France and the US with a special emphasis on the memorialization of political assassinations, the spread of the legacy of assassinated anti-racist activists.

Laura Zuniga

Laura Zuniga

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.

Yuhayna Caceres

Yuhayna Caceres

Fund raiser @yuhayna2 Advisor for creative economies. Coordinator of the Network of Advisors for the cultural industry in Colombia. Public administrator. Master in metal restoration. She is our Fund Raiser.

Salvatore Laudicina

Salvatore Laudicina

Press Scriptwriter @slaudicina Is a Social Communicator-Journalist graduated from the Universidad Autónoma de Occidente with emphasis on research and production of articles for print and digital media. 10 years of professional experience, with an extensive curriculum of publications in newspapers, magazines and national and international websites. High level of skills in textual cohesion, composition, creative writing and spelling.

Liliana Gaona

Liliana Gaona

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.

Franck Tchicaya as "Victor Headley"

Franck Tchicaya as "Victor Headley"

Adviser / Coordinator @francktchicaya Writer, screenwriter. He wrote the best-selling novel Yardie (1992), which gained cult status upon publication. Other books include Yardie sequels Excess (1993) and Yush (1994), and Fetish (1995), Here Comes The Bride (1997), Off Duty (2001), Seven Seals (2002) and Domino (2018). His first novel Yardie has been adapted into a feature film, directed by actor Idris Elba.