Dyana Gaye


After receiving the Louis Lumière scholarship in 1999, Dyana Gaye wrote the screenplay for a first short film Une femme pour Souleymane, which she directed the following year. Since then, she has created riveting, award-winning shorts with a recurring focus on aspects of Senegalese culture such as J’ai deux amours (2005), Deweneti (2006) and Un Transport en commun (2009). Dyana Gaye attended FFC 2015 to present not only her first feature-length film Under the Starry Sky (Des Étoiles) but also a short entitled Un conte de la Goutte d’or, featured in the Talents Adami Cannes 2014 selection. Gaye was also on the jury of Le Festival du Film Francophone d’Angoulême in August 2014 together with Abd Al Malik and Anne Kern.