Jide Akinleminu



Denmark / Nigeria

Jide Akinleminu grew up in the town of Ikorodu, Nigeria as the son of a Nigerian farmer and a Danish librarian. His family relocated in 1991 to Denmark. He attended the acclaimed Fatamorgana Danish School of Art Photography, completed several documentary projects and exhibitions. His films have been screened at major film festivals such as Locarno, Oberhausen, Berlinale, Hofer Filmtage, FID Marseilles and his short film Kokon was awarded with the German Shortfilm Prize in 2009. Portrait of a Lone Farmer, which premiered at CPH:DOX in 2013, was his first feature length film as a director and won the Cipputi Award at the Torino Film Festival in 2013, and in 2014 the African Movie Academy Award in Nigeria and also won “Best Documentary” in the Duisburger Filmwoche, Germany. He is an alumnus of Berlinale Talents 2015 and 2018.


Portrait of a Lone Farmer (2013)
When A Farm Goes Aflame (2021)

Films Curated by AFF