Akosua Adoma Owusu
  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    The Boonies International Film Festival
    The Boonies Goes Boonies
    Northern Pennsylvania
    August 19th-22th, 2015

  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    BlackStar Film Festival
    In Competition
    Philadelphia, PA
    July 30th-August 2nd, 2015

  • 2015

    Drexciya
    Institute of Contemporary Art
    She Found a Place
    Philadelphia, PA
    June 10th, 2015 at 6:30PM
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    Festival de cinéma Image et Vie
    Une Ere Nouvelle
    Dakar, Senegal
    June 9th - June 13st 2015

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse receives
    Special Mention of the Young Jury Prize at
    2015 Cinémas d’Afrique Angers

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    Cinémas d'Afrique Angers
    Grand Theatre
    Angers, France
    May 25th - May 31st 2015
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    New York African Film Festival
    Film Society of Lincoln Center
    New York, NY
    Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 6:00pm
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Me Broni Ba
    Fowler Museum at UCLA
    University of California, Los Angeles
    The Art of Hair in Africa
    Los Angeles, CA
    May 3th, 2015 - September 20th, 2015

  • 2015

    Intermittent Delight
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    America Is Hard to See
    New York, NY
    May 1st, 2015–Sept 27th, 2015
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Akosua Adoma Owusu is a recipient of the
    2015 Guggenheim Fellowship

  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
    In competition
    Oberhausen, Germany
    Friday, May 1st, 2015 at 8 p.m
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Revealing Roots
    LA Freewaves
    curated by Anne Bray
    LA Weekly Artopia
    Los Angeles, CA
    April, 30th, 2015 8:00pm-11pm

  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    San Francisco International Film Festival
    Golden Gate Awards competition
    San Francisco, California
    April 26th, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
    May 4th, 2015 9:15 p.m.
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    Institute of Contemporary Art
    University of Pennsylvania
    Do/Tell curated by Liz Park
    with works by Erin Bernard, Heather Hart, &
    Rachelle Mozman
    Philadelphia, PA
    April 22th, 2015 – August 16th, 2015

  • 2015

    Black Sunshine
    Tribeca All Access
    Akosua Adoma Owusu's feature film receives
    development grant from the Tribeca Film Institute
    April 20th, 2015 - April 25th, 2015
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    Kwaku Ananse,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya,
    Me Broni Ba,
    Intermittent Delight
    Spring Arts Festival:
    Short Films by Akosua Adoma Owusu
    Amherst College
    curated by Adam R. Levine
    April 13th 2015, Amherst, MA
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    Trenton International Film Festival
    screening w/ I For Iran by Sanaz Azari
    curated by Jed Rapfogel
    Trenton, NJ
    April 9th – April 11th 2015

  • 2015

    Bus Nut
    Kwaku Ananse,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya,
    Me Broni Ba,
    Intermittent Delight
    Athens International Film Festival at
    Ohio University
    curated by Ruth Bradley
    Tuesday, April 7th, at 7:15 pm, Athens, OH
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    25th Annual Cascade Festival of African Films
    Portland Community College
    Thursday, March 5th 2015, 1:00pm
    Friday, March 6th 2015, 8:00pm
    Portland, Oregon

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    Panafrican Film Festival of Ouagadougou
    FESPACO (in competition)
    February 28th - March 7th, 2015
    Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Kwaku Ananse
    Festivals Africa Alive at
    Filmforum Höchst
    February 5th, 2015
    Frankfurt, Germany

  • 2015

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Black Radical Imagination
    with works by Cauleen Smith, Jacolby Satterwhite,
    Cristina de Middel, Adebukola Bodunrin
    & Ezra Claytan Daniels
    Syracuse University
    curated by Erin Christovale and Amir George
    Syracuse, NY
    February 10th, 2015, 2-4pm

  • 2015

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Black Radical Imagination at
    LA Art Book Fair
    January 29th, 2015, 7:00pm-8:30pm
    Los Angeles, CA

  • 2015

    Akosua Adoma Owusu to participate in
    “Until the Quiet Comes: Cinema Under Radar”
    for UVa's 2015 MLK Celebration
    with Kevin Jerome Everson, Arthur Jafa, & Kahlil Joseph.
    Organized by Claudrena Harold
    Moderated by Michael Gillespie
    January 19th-20th, 2015
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2015

    Akosua Adoma Owusu is mentioned in
    January Issue of ArtForum Magazine on
    Prospect 3 New Orleans

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    Storytelling in Africa at
    University of Pennsylvania
    programmed by Pamela Blakely
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    December 2014

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Intermittent Delight
    Black Cinema House Chicago
    Black Cinema House
    in association with Indiana University
    organized by Terri Francis
    November 14th, 2014
    Chicago, Illinois
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2014

    Bus Nut
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya,
    Me Broni Ba,
    Intermittent Delight
    Black Film Center Archive at
    Indiana University
    in association with the Afrosurrealist Society
    programmed by Terri Francis
    November 10th, 2014
    Bloomington, Indiana
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse screening with
    Twaaga by Cedric Ido & others
    AfriKamera
    Re_Imagining Africa
    programmed by Alex Moussa Sawadogo
    November 10th - November 15th, 2014
    Berlin, Germany

  • 2014

    Akosua Adoma Owusu to have residency
    at the Black Film Center Archive
    at Indiana University
    November 9, 2014 - November 15, 2014
    Bloomington, Indiana

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    Prospect New Orleans
    Prospect 3 Notes for Now
    curated by Franklin Sirmans
    October 25th 2014 - January 25th 2015
    New Orleans, LA
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2014

    Bus Nut
    Kwaku Ananse,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya,
    Me Broni Ba,
    Intermittent Delight,
    University of Virginia
    organized by Kevin Jerome Everson
    October 6, 2014, Charlottesville, Virginia

  • 2014

    Intermittent Delight
    Flahertiana Film Festival
    Flahertiana Russia
    curated by Lorna Lowe
    September 21st - September 28th, 2014

  • 2014

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Black Radical Imagination at
    Trinidad & Tobago Film Festival
    curated by Erin Christovale & Amir George
    September 20th, 2014

  • 2014

    Black Sunshine
    participates in
    IFP Independent Film Week
    No Borders International Co-Production Market
    September 14th - September 18th, New York, NY
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2014

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Selections From the Bearden Project
    curated by Mary Mikel Stump
    The University Galleries at Texas State University
    August 25th, 2014 - September 19th, 2014

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    Festival del film Locarno
    Locarno Film Festival Open Doors
    August 9th - August 12th, 2014

  • 2014

    Black Sunshine
    receives production funding from
    Berlinale World Cinema Fund
    World Cinema Fund
    July 9th, 2014, Germany

  • 2014

    Intermittent Delight
    Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA London)
    Avant-Noir Artists’ Film Biennial 2014
    screening with works by Kevin Jerome Everson,
    Christopher Harris, & Kahlil Joseph
    July 3rd 2014 – July 6th 2014

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    Mostra de Cinema e Cultura Africana
    África Mostra-se, Lisbon, Portugal
    May 30th, 2014, 8 pm

  • 2014

    Intermittent Delight
    Berkshire Conference of Women Historians
    Experimental Film/Video at the Berks
    May 22nd, 2014 - May 25th, 2014

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya,
    Me Broni Ba, &
    Intermittent Delight
    Anthology Film Archives
    SHOW & TELL Retrospective
    curated by Jed Rapfogel
    May 8th, 2014, 7pm
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse,
    screening with
    Afronauts by Frances Bodomo,
    Executive Produced by Akosua Adoma Owusu
    New York African Film Festival
    Lincoln Center
    May 8th, 2014 2:00pm
    May 11th 2014, 3:30pm, New York, NY
    filmmaker in attendance

  • 2014

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Me Broni Ba
    University of Pennsylvania
    organized by Terri Francis
    April 28th, 2014, Pennsylvania

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya,
    Me Broni Ba, &
    Intermittent Delight
    Anacostia Arts Center Retrospective
    curated by Dr. Montré Aza Missouri
    Electric Tuesday with Parallel Film Collective
    April 22, 2014, 7pm-9:30 pm

  • 2014

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Black Radical Imagination at
    Kansas City Film Festival
    April 12, 2014, 8:00pm

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse,
    Me Broni Ba
    Ashesi University College
    April 10th, 2014, Ghana

  • 2014

    Black Sunshine
    receives grant support from
    SØRFOND Norwegian South Film Fund
    SØRFOND grant
    March 13th, 2014 Oslo, Norway

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    UC Berkeley Pacific Film Archives
    screening with works by Frances Bodomo
    & Bentley Brown
    Between Cultures: Recent African Shorts
    February 12, 2014, 7pm

  • 2014

    Black Sunshine
    is selected to participate in
    Berlinale Talents Script Station
    Berlinale Talents Campus
    February 7th, 2014 - February 13th, 2014, Germany

  • 2014

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Black Radical Imagination at
    AstroBlackness Conference
    February 13, 2014, 6-7:30pm

  • 2014

    Kwaku Ananse
    Pan African Film & Arts Festival
    Rave Cinemas
    February 7, 2014, 9:55pm
    February 11, 2014, 1:00pm

  • 2014

    Black Sunshine
    Berlin International Film Festival
    Berlinale Script Station
    February 8-13, 2014, Germany

  • 2014

    Intermittent Delight,
    Me Broni Ba (My White Baby),
    Drexciya,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    acquired by permanent collection

  • 2014

    Anancy
    Ghost Nature
    curated by Caroline Picard
    Gallery 400 at University of Illinois at Chicago and
    La Box in Bourges, France
    January 17 – February 8, 2014

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Dubai International Film Festival
    Muhr AsiaAfrica Competition, Dubai
    December 11, 2013, 6:15pm
    December 12, 2013, 1:15pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    screening with Perished Diamonds by
    Anita Afonu
    Rex Cinema Accra
    Save the Rex! Launch Party
    December 7, 2013, 8pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Izmir Short Film Festival
    Alsancak - Izmir, Turkey
    November 21, 2013, 9:00pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Africa International Film Festival
    Shorts Film Competition
    November 10th, 2014 - November 17th, 2014

  • 2013

    Anancy
    Dialogue at Tambaran Gallery
    Opening - November 6, 2013, 6-9pm, New York
    November 7, 2013-January 25, 2014

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Film Africa 2013
    Royal African Society, UK
    November 3, 2013, 6:30pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    New Wave in African Cinema Film Series
    The Cinematheque Vancouver
    November 2, 2013, 4:30pm
    Liu Institute for Global Issues
    November 4, 2013, 6:00pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Africa in Motion (AIM) Film Festival
    In competition, Edinburgh & Glasgow
    October 28th, 2013, 8:25pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Festival du Nouveau Cinema
    In Competition, Montreal, Canada
    October 14th, 9:00pm
    October 16th, 12:46pm

  • 2013

    Black Sunshine
    SØRFOND Pitching Forum
    Owusu's feature selected in FilmFrasor
    October 14th - 17th, 2013, Oslo, Norway

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    BFI London Film Festival
    UK Premiere, London
    October 9th, 8:45 PM
    October 12th, 3:30 PM

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    LA Weekly Arts
    Owusu's work is called "so charming" in
    Five Artsy Things to Do in L.A.

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Calarts REDCAT
    Black Radical Imagination
    October 7th, 8:30 pm, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Parallel Film Collective
    Hair in the Gate
    September 19th, 6:30pm, Washington, DC

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Africine Magazine
    Owusu interviews with Africine at Toronto Film Festival

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Toronto International Film Festival
    North American Premiere / Canada
    September 5th, 6:00 PM, Jackman Hall
    September 7th, 9:00 AM, Jackman Hall

  • 2013

    Owusu’s works on Triple Consciousness featured in
    International Review of African American Art
    Vol 24. No 3A

  • 2013

    Drexciya
    The Future Weird organized by OkayAfrica
    curated by Derica Shields & Megan Eardley
    Spectacle Theater
    August 26th, 8pm & 10pm, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2013

    Drexciya and Me Broni Ba
    Bold Tendencies - Africa Is A Film
    sponsored by Africa is a Country
    Peckham Multistorey Car Park
    August 22nd, 8:30 p.m., London, UK

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Artists Television Access
    Black Radical Imagination Showcase
    August 31st, 8:00 pm, San Francisco, CA

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Black August Film Festival
    The Brecht Forum
    August 13th, 7:00 PM, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Art League Houston
    Black Radical Imagination Showcase
    August 9th, at 7:00 pm
    August 10th, from 12-5PM

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    BlackStar Film Festival
    International House of Philadelphia
    August 1st, 2013 at 12:30 pm

  • 2013

    Black Sunshine
    MacDowell Artists Colony Fellowship
    screenwriting residency
    July 29th-September 4th, 2013

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Expresion en Corto Festival
    in competition
    July 20th, 6:00 PM
    July 26th, 2:00 PM
    Guanajuato, Mexico

  • 2013

    Black Sunshine wins
    Durban FilmMart
    Arte France Arte International Prize
    July 19th-22nd, 2013 Durban, South Africa

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Durban International Film Festival
    in competition
    July 26th, 2013, 3:30pm
    July 27th, 2013, 6:00pm
    Durban, South Africa

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Jagran Film Festival
    July 8th, 2013, 3:30pm, New Delhi, India
    September 26th, 2013 at 4pm Mumbai, India

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Alliance Francaise d’Accra
    with live music by Koo Nimo, Kyekyeku,
    & This House Is Not For Sale
    Alliance Francaise
    July, 4th 2013 at 7pm, Accra, Ghana

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    El Espejo Film Festival
    Berlinale Go Exterior Program
    June 27th, 2013, 7pm, Bogotá, Colombia

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Cesar Film Academy
    UNESCO’s Golden Nights Panorama
    Worlds Best Short Films of the Year
    June 17th, 2013, at 7pm & 9pm, Paris, France

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Art Basel Better Days
    showing with work by Cauleen Smith
    in Black Radical Imagination Showcase
    June 14th, 2013

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse
    Cannes Short Film Corner
    Cannes Court Metrage
    Cannes, France
    May 15th-May 26th, 2013

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Black Cinema House
    in Black Radical Imagination Showcase
    Chicago, Illinois
    May 19th, 2013 at 6pm

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
    in Black Radical Imagination Showcase
    Soul of Brooklyn, NY
    April 26th, 8pm

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse wins
    Africa Movie Academy Award
    Best Short Film
    Bayelsa State, Nigeria
    April 20th, 2013

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful receives
    Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker
    Ann Arbor Film Festival
    March 25th, 2013

  • 2013

    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful
    51st Ann Arbor Film Festival
    in competition
    March 23th, 9:30pm

  • 2013

    Intermittent Delight
    Parallel Film Collective
    Hair in the Gate
    Washington, DC
    March 21st, 6:30PM

  • 2013

    Kwaku Ananse,
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful,
    Drexciya, and
    Me Broni Ba (My White Baby)
    CinemAfrica Film Festival
    Retrospective
    March 13th-March 17th, Stockholm, Sweden

  • 2013

    Tribeca Heineken Affinity Award
    Owusu’s feature and Creative Capital project, BLACK SUNSHINE is being
    nominated for the first ever Tribeca Film Institute Heineken Affinity Award
    for African American filmmakers.

  • 2013

    Papillion Institute of Art
    Owusu's work, ME BRONI BA is included
    in Black Radical Imagination exhibition at the Papillion Institute of Art
    Saturday, Feb. 16th at 7PM, Los Angeles, CA

  • 2013

    Director's Lounge
    Owusu's film, DREXCIYA will participate in Experiments
    in Cinema program at Director's Lounge in Berlin, Germany

  • 2013

    Berlin International Film Festival
    Owusu will have the world premiere of her film, KWAKU ANANSE,
    in competition for the Golden Bear prize at the Berlinale Shorts
    9.2., 22:00, CINEMAXX 3
    12.2., 16:00, CINEMAXX 5
    14.2., 22:00, CINEMAXX 3
    16.2., 17:45, COLOSSEUM 1
    February 11-February 17, 2013, Berlin, Germany

  • 2013

    Video Slink Uganda
    Intermittent Delight
    Video Slink Uganda, curated by Marisa Jahn
    February 6th-March 6, 2013, Uganda

  • 2012

    Art Matters Grant
    Owusu is awarded a travel grant for her film, KWAKU ANANSE from Art Matters

  • 2012

    Union Docs
    Retrospective of short films & influences with Akosua Adoma Owusu
    Split Ends, I Feel Wonderful, Drexciya, Me Broni Ba (My White Baby), and Intermittent Delight,
    screens with works by Rebecca Baron
    and Ayoka Chenzira
    December 16, 7:30pm, Brooklyn, NY

  • 2012

    Studio Museum in Harlem
    Akosua Adoma Owusu featured in Fore at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York.
    Nov 11, 2012 - Mar 10, 2013, New York

  • 2012

    Haus der Kulturen der Welt
    Owusu’s work, DREXCIYA, screens in the Rencontres Internationales program
    at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin
    July 3rd, 2012, 9 PM, Germany

  • 2012

    Locarno Film Festival
    Owusu’s feature film, 'BLACK SUNSHINE', is selected in Locarno Film Festival’s
    Open Doors co-production mart
    August 1st- August 8th, 2012, Switzerland

  • 2012

    Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
    Owusu’s film, SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL, is included
    in the International Competition of the 58th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
    April 26th – May 1st, 2012, Germany

  • 2012

    Images Film Festival
    Owusu’s short, SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL, screens as part of the
    Images Film Festival’s 25th Anniversary in Toronto
    April 12th-21st, 2012, Canada

  • 2012

    Sarah Jacobson Film Grant
    Owusu receives Sarah Jacobson Film Grant for her short film, KWAKU ANANSE

  • 2012

    Studio Museum in Harlem
    Owusu’s short film, 'SPLIT ENDS, I FEEL WONDERFUL', premieres in
    The Bearden Project
    at the Studio Museum in Harlem
    Mar 29, 2012 - May 27, 2012, New York

  • 2012

    Toronto International Film Festival
    Owusu’s film, DREXCIYA, is included in the Toronto International Film Festival’s
    African Shorts program
    February 16th- February 29th, 2012, Canada

  • 2012

    Focus Features Africa First Award
    Owusu wins Focus Features Africa First commission,
    which supports emerging African filmmakers making short films