Born in Stockholm in 1970, Berni Goldblat is a swiss-burkinabè filmmaker. He has been directing, producing and distributing films since 1999, mainly documentaries in and on West Africa. In 2000, he co-founds “Cinomade”, an association aimed at creating and dissemi-nating audio-visual awareness-raising tools. In 2006, focusing on production, he establishes “Les films du Djabadjah”, an independent production company in Burkina Faso. He goes on to write and direct Ceux de la colline / The Hillside crowd, a multi-awarded docu-mentary. In 2017 he directs his first the feature fiction film WALLAY, premiered at the Berli-nale, winning the EFA Young Audience Award in 2018, selected at 250 festivals and relea-sed in 15 countries. Since 2007 Berni Goldblat is a member of the Academy of Jury at the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the Oscar equivalent for African films. Since 2018 he is a member of the European Film Academy (EFA). Since 2011 Berni has been training documentary film script-writers. Since 2012, he is the President of ASCBF, which is refurbishing and reopening Bobo-Diou-lasso’s Ciné Guimbi theatre. At the FESPACO 2021 the film Garderie Nocturne/Night Nursery by Moumouni Sanou that he produced wins the Golden Stallion Award for Best Documentary. In march 2022 Berni is part of the official jury at the Cinéma du Réel Film Festival in Paris. In 2022 he joins the programming team of the Festival International du Film Francophone of Namur (FIFF) in Belgium.
Les films du Djabadjah