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Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino

A graduate in geology, Elvis Sabin Ngaïbino had always dreamt of devoting himself to the cinema. In 2012, he and a group of friends founded the Académie du Cinéma Centrafricain, an association of film enthusiasts. He produced and directed small-budget short films for the Central African broadcaster until he discovered the Ateliers Varan, where he was able to train as a documentary filmmaker and shoot Docta Jefferson, the portrait of a local pharmacist ; a film selected for several international film festivals. He went on to make Makongo, his first feature film, in competition at Cinéma du réel in 2020, for which he set up Makongo Films in partnership with his former instructors.