Selasie Djameh is a Ghanaian film director and cameraperson based in Accra, Ghana. They hold a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Motion Picture Photography from the National Film and Television Institute, Accra, Ghana.
They frequently explore themes of womanhood and women’s coming of age in their work. As a feminist and a secular humanist, they are passionate about using their work to bring attention to social issues, systems of oppression and to encourage empathy and self-acceptance.
So far, their work has been screened by Ghana Academy of Television and Film Arts (GAFTA); Accra[dot]Alt, a cultural organisation promoting alternative African art; African Women’s Development Fund’s “Women X Art” event; the 2020 edition of Montreal Feminist Film festival and several film festivals in Accra. They have also been interviewed about their work by Feminist Art Conference Toronto, an organisation promoting the work of feminist artists.
Selasie was the 2014 winner of Face of NAFTI – a pageant meets film competition organised by the National Film and Television Institute Ghana, during which participants are judged on films they produce. Selasie is a 2018 recipient of the Drama Queens Queer Universities film grant and a 2020-2022 scholarship student of DocNomads, a documentary-directing Master’s programme based in Portugal, Hungary and Belgium.
Their short film “Baby Girl”, Ghana’s first film about intersex, was selected to screen at the 2020 edition of the UK’s premier LGBTQIA+ film festival, BFI Flare London.