NIOFAR tells the story of a French girl who went to settle in Senegal and meet its inhabitants. In Wolof, Niofiar means “to be together”.

This personal film is a metaphor of the amazing and unique experience lived by Hugo’s brother. He lived for one year at Grand Mbao, a small village of Senegal. There, he shared the day to day life of the villagers, and settled completely. learning the local language, giving himself and investing himself totally to them. Over there we called him the « Sénégaulois” a mix between the words Senegal and the Gauls.

Thanks to Colin, the rushes taken in Grand Mbao have a powerful strength of truth has they have been taken from the closest point you can get of the community. The characters are not disturbed by a foreign presence et forget the camera. The portraits the film depicts are fixed in authentic moments of life.

A story inspired by Colin Lemant

director : Hugo Lemant

Main character : Solaire Moisset
Second character : Gigi Dia
Voice over : Emmanuelle Degeorges

Producer : Gautier Lacaille & Clément Gaucher-Holmann
Production : Ubiquity Films

Sound Designer/ Music Editor/ Mix : Lohengrin Aloys
Colorist: Thomas Canu

Music : “Easy” by Son Lux

Camera : Sony Alpha 7S

– Best Short Documentary – International Monthly Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Best Foreign Documentary – International Monthly Film Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)
– Best Shot Documentary, Short of the Year (Madrid, Spain)
– Prix TV de la région, Les Clayes du Cinéma (France)
– Winner, Moondance International Film Festival (Boulder, USA)
– Outstanding Cinematography, Autumn Shorts Film Festival, (Somerset, USA)

– Best Short – Festival les Ciné-Rencontres (Prades, France)
– Best Short – CongoInternational Filmfestival (Goma, D.R. Congo)
– Best Short – Aab International Film Festival (Punjab, India)

– Best Short Doc – Wales International Doc Fest 2017 (Blackwood, UK)

– Official Selection – Festivak International Du Film Panafricain (Cannes, France)
– Recognition – The West African Film Festival (Houston, USA)
– Best Documentary – Vues d’Afrique (Montréal, Canada)
– African film festival, best documentary short (Dallas, USA)
– Short Doc San Francisco DocFest (San Francisco, USA)
– Short Film for Youth – Timisoara Refugee Art Film Festival (Timișoara, Romania)
– Short Documentary International – Kleinkaap Short Film Festival (Gauteng, South Africa)
– Official Selection – Capital City Black Film Festival, (Austin, USA)
– Official Selection – Espacio Center Festival (Canarias, Spain)
– Official Selection – REC-Filmfestival 2017 (Berlin, Germany)
– Official Selection – Full Bloom Film Festival (Statesville, USA)
– Official Selection – 2017 Buffalo International Film Festival (Buffalo, USA)
– Official Selection – Du Grain à Démoudre (Le Havre, France)
– Official Selection – Atlanta Docufest 2017 (Atlanta, USA)
– Documentary Programme – Kinofilm, Manchester International Short Film Festival (Manchester, UK)
– Official Selection – BIBFF 2017 (Baltimore, USA)
– Category Metissage – Video Hackers Film Festival (Ovada, Italia)
– Official Selection – Little Mexico Film Festival (Chicago, USA)
– Official Selection – International Izmir Short Festival (Izmir, Turkey)
– Official Selection – Up-and-Coming International Film Festival Hannover (Hannover, Germany)

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