Director (Rwanda)

KAREKEZI Joel, in 2008 got a Diploma certificate in film directing.
In 2009 he attended Maisha film lab in screenwriting and after the course he directed his short film “Le pardon”, which won The Golden Imapala award at Amakula Film Festival in Uganda. It screened at Kenya International film festival, and in 2010 it screened at Zanzibar International film festival, Durban International film festival, Images that matter short film festival in Ethiopia, and Silicon Valley African Film Festival in California where it won The 2010 Best short film Award. In 2010 he participated in The Berlinale Campus in Germany.
In May 2011, he was part of mentors during the Maisha Film Lab in RWANDA.
He’s starting his production company in Rwanda (KAREKEZI FILM PRODUCTION) with the purpose of making good African films which will be shown all over the world and for worldwide distribution.


  • The pardon (Film),2011

  • Ntukazime Nararokotse (Writer, Director and Producer), 2010

  • Survivor (Writer, Director and Producer), 2010
  • Les jeunes à la poursuite du travail (Writer, Director and Producer, 2009

  • The pardon (court metrage), 2009

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