Keith Shiri
Africa at the Pictures (UK)

Keith Shiri is an international curator for African cinema, a Visiting Research Fellow for Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM) University of Westminster, London and founder and director of Africa at the Pictures, the London African Film Festival. He has been an expert advisor for the EU-ACP programme, for the ACP cinema and audio-visual sectors. He is currently programme advisor to the London Film Festival and also served in that position for the Venice Film Festival. He was a member of the Berlinale World Cinema Fund from 2004-2007. Shiri has served on a number of festivals including the Berlin International Film Festival, the Dubai International Film Festival, Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), Tampere Film Festival and many others. He is currently on the advisory board of New York’s    Focus    Features Africa First Programme, which supports and mentors young African filmmakers, and a jury advisor for the annual Africa Movie Academy Awards.