"In cinema the camera loves the bad guy; the director is obsessed with the bad guy; because the director knows what made him a bad guy.And it's heartbreaking"

~Lionel Nishimwe~

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About Me


Lionel Nishimwe is a film director born and raised in Burundi. He started his artistic venture as a painter, fashion model and photographer. In 2021 he became the youngest ever film director to win 2 award at International festival of cinema and audiovisual of Burundi where his short film Thema won best short , best picture and best male actor . the following year ;he became the youngest film director to win an award at Mashiriki film festival where he won the the SIGNIS East Africa Talent award with his short film A colorful life .


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