Dr Lizelle Bisschoff

Lizelle Bisschoff is a researcher in African film and the founder of the Africa in Motion (AiM) Film Festival, an annual African film festival taking place in Edinburgh and Glasgow. Dr Bisschoff directed the festival from 2006-2011 and currently act as advisor and member of the festival’s Management Team and Board of Trustees. The inspiration for the festival grew out of my desire to combine my academic research with practical work in an attempt to make African cinema, which is hugely marginalised all over the world, more accessible to British audiences.

Dr Bisschoff has completed field research on African film in various African countries (including South Africa, Burkina Faso, Mali, Senegal, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania), and have attended numerous international film festivals, often as speaker and jury member.