Kantarama Gahigiri

Kantarama Gahigiri

Independent Film Director 

Kantarama Gahigiri is a Swiss and Rwandan award-winning film director. She studied International Relations and received a Master Degree in Geneva. In 2004 she was the recipient of the prestigious Fulbright Award and moved to New York in order to get a Master Degree in Cinema. She spent a total of 8 years there working in the TV and movie industry. (Men in Black 3, Suits, Person of Interest, etc.)

The films and series she directed garnered praise and won awards internationally.


  • 2 seasons of the short TV series Me+U, a comedy she created and directed which won several awards in Los Angeles.
  • The short video Pinot In The Grass she directed which won the Award of Merit – Special Mention at Los Angeles IndieFEST 2014

Her latest feature film Tapis Rouge (Red Carpet) has been screened and awarded in Europe, Africa, North and South America and Asia including Best Directing at Chelsea Film Festival (New York) in 2015, and a theatrical release in France, May 2017.

Since 2012 she also teaches moviemaking workshops and since 2014 she is the godmother of Mashariki African Film Festival in Kigali, Rwanda.




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