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Ready to Shoot is a boot camp tv series production workshop created by Inzu Films,
supported by the French embassy in Rwanda,
Starting from 18th September 2023 to 18th February 2024,
It is designed to provide upgraded skills in creative writing/directing, and technical in preposition. 

Applicants are required to bring their own computer to actively participate,
Eligible writing languages, are Kinyarwanda  English or French.

Our Mentors

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Kivu Ruhorahoza is a Rwandese film director, writer and producer. He is internationally known for his feature film Grey Matter which won the Jury Special Mention for Best Emerging Filmmaker at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival and the Ecumenical Jury special mention at the 2011 Warsaw Film Festival. He also won the Grand Prize of the Tübingen French Film Festival, Best Director and Signis Award of the Cordoba African Film Festival and the Jury Special Prize of the Khouribga African Film Festival in Morocco.

Born in Kigali on December 6, 1982, Kivu entered the film career working in 2004 as a production assistant for Eric Kabera, a Rwandan producer, he was then promoted to production manager, where he used to assist news crews coming to Rwanda from the BBC or CNN, however his passion was film.

Kivu Ruhorahoza arrived on the international film platform in 2007 with his first short film Confession which won the City of Venice Award at the Milan African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival and was screened at the Venice Film Festival. His second short film Lost in the South(2008) won Best African Short Film at the Vues D'Afrique Festival in Montreal and was screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

His new film Fathers Day had its world premiere at the Berlinale  2022 and was in competition in Berlinale film festival, won the best film price at Festivale de cine Africano 2023.


Marie Clémentine Dusabejambo is a Rwandan film writer and Director,
her  short film Lyiza won a Tanit bronze award at the Carthage Film Festival in 2012. Her short film A Place for Myself (2016) told the story of a young Rwandan girl with albinism, who struggles in the face of discrimination and stigma at primary school. Dusabejambo had become interested in the topic after hearing news reports of the 2007-2008 killings of people with albinism in Tanzania. The film premiered at the Goethe Institut in Kigali, and was shown at the 2017 Toronto Black Film Festival.It gained three awards, including the Ousmane Sembène Award, at the Zanzibar International Film Festival (ZIFF), and won a Tanit bronze award at the Carthage Film Festival in 2016. She was also nominated for Best Short Film at the 2017 Africa Movie Academy Awards, and won the Thomas Sankara Prize at the 2017 FESPACO.


Safali Eugene is a Rwandan sound operator working in Rwanda
and on the African continent. He began sound for motion picture
in 2007 on a French documentary, when he was assisting the
Sound engineer. With two previous years being part of the unit
department on two Canadian feature films, electronics and
telecommunication in secondary school and sound system
practices, he quickly started having interest in sound for motion
picture, at the same time combining it with entertainment industry
related jobs.
From that day up to now, growing up along with the local
industry, his career has been amazing, adventurous and fruitful in
taking part in different projects and adding value to short and
feature, documentaries and fictions also TV advertiseöent and
corporate videos. Some of those project were recognized on world level and regional, as Academy
Awards, Tribeca Film festival, Zanzibar Film Festival. He is a professional and experienced
freelance, ready to accompany young Rwandans in developing skills to enter the cinema industry.


​Mutiganda wa  Nkunda is a Rwandan screenplay and film director whose combined film and Journalism, in 2016 he dedicated  full time his career to film. He directed TV series City Maid, which currently airs on Rwanda Television. At the same time, he made the serial Virunga School that airs on Royal TV. Then he wrote, produced, and directed his second short film, Ibanga ry’umunezero, in 2017. Meanwhile, he co-founded the independent film production company IZACU. Under the company, he made his first feature film, Nameless, which he self-funded and later pitched it at Takmil workshop of Carthage Film Festival 2018. At the workshop, the film was bought by the French giant Orange Studio and the film is premiering at 2021 Fribourg Film Festival in Switzerland. It was selected to compete in the main competition at FESPACO 2021 where it won the prize for best scenario. As a producer, he produced A Taste of our Land which won the best first film awards at PanAfrican Film Festival 2020 and AMAAs 2021.


Joel Karekezi graduated in 2008 with a Diploma in Film Directing from Cinecours. In 2009, with the support of the Maisha Film Lab, he directed his short film The Pardon, which won the Golden Impala Award at the Amakula Film Festival in Uganda and the 2010 award for Best Short Film at the Silicon Valley African Film Festival. He received a development award from the Göteborg International Film Festival Fund for his first feature film Imbabazi: The Pardon, which was screened at festivals around the world. Imabazi won the Nile Grand Prize 2014 at Luxor African Film Festival, and Best Director at International Images Film Festival For Woman 2014. 

In 2012, his script The Mercy of the Jungle won the CFI Award for the Most Promising Audiovisual Project at Durban FilmMart, as well as the STEP development award at Luxor African Film Festival 2015. It was also selected at Cannes for La Fabrique de Cinema du Monde 2013,  Locarno Open Doors 2014, Atelier Grand Nord in Quebec 2015, Forum de production de Namur 2015, and Rencontre de Coproduction Francophone in Paris 2015.

The Mercy of the Jungle premiered at (tiff) Toronto International Film Festival, and went on to win many prizes including: the FESPACO Gold Stalion and Best Actor; (PAFF) Pan African Film and Arts Festival's Jury Best Feature Narrative Award; Africa Movie Academy Awards Best Film, Best Achievement in Make-Up, Best Achievement in Costume Design, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Marc Zinga); FIFF Namur Junior Jury's Prize; the Milano Film Festival's Digital Award; Chicago International Film Festival's Silver Hugo Award; Festival du Cinéma Africain de Khouribga's Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor and others. 

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Nibagwire Didacienne (Dida) is a Rwandan producer, actress, and advocate for the arts and culture with more than 10 years of experience. She is the founder and managing director of IYUGI Ltd, a production company based in Rwanda. She is the co-founder of the Kigali cultural L’ESPACE, a creative space inspired by the need to establish a permanent home for the Arts.

Dida produced A Place for Myself (2016) and ICYASHA (2018) short films by Clementine Dusabejambo; she was the casting director and technical advisor for Petit Pays, an film adaptation of Gaël Faye’s multi awards winning novel Petit Pays, directed by Eric Barbier. She is currently producing Father’s Day, a film by Kivu Ruhorahoza.

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Jean Luc Mitana is a Rwandan film director and cinematographer. After studying journalism and

communication, Jean Luc started his career in 2006 by joining the Almond Tree Films Collective where

he worked on Lee Isaac Chung´s first feature film, ´Munyurangabo´. Jean Luc has worked on various

international and local projects, including award winning films from Marie Clementine Dusabejambo,

Joel Karekezi, Kivu Ruhorahoza, and Yves M. Niyongabo. He has directed multiple shorts, including his

first short film Saa-Ipo, funded by Tribeca Film Institute in 2010.his first feature film Black Belgian has won the best supporting actor in Khouribga international film festival.

In 2023, Jean Luc directed his latest short film  UJE produced by Malia Scotch Marmo. The film
was part of the official competition in FESPACO 2023,  Khourigba international film festival Ecrans noir film festival, Cinemas d’Afrique Lausanne, and
 Afrikamera international film festival.



Jean Luc Nsengiyunva is a Rwandan film electrician/ Gaffer who worked on numerous local and international projects, include

-Notre dame du nil
-Petit Pays
-Left to tell
-Le jour ou Dieu est parti en voyage

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