Fan Sissoko is a French-Malian artist and filmmaker based in Reykjavik, with a background in design for social change. Her work explores themes of migration, motherhood, otherhood and neurodiversity. Notable commissions include work for the Migration Museum, the Museum of London, the Science Gallery Dublin and the National Trust. Her animated short film 'On the Surface' was awarded a grant from Art With Impact, and screened at festivals around the world, including Clermont Ferrand ISFF (France), Encounters (UK), Ottawa International Animation Festival (CA), Margate Film Festival (UK), Rex Animation Festival (SWE). It won the Heartwired Award at Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Festival (US). Her co-directed documentary, ‘We The People’ (2019), has won the Film Futures Awards as part of Little Wing Film Festival 2020.
Official Selection
On The Surface
Clermont Ferrand ISFF
Clermont Ferrand
2022
Official Selection
On The Surface
AfryKamera African Film Festival
Warsaw
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Cine-Sister Gateway Film Festival
Online
2021
Special Mention
On The Surface
Tirafuorilalingua
Bologna
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Lyth Arts Center Northern Lights Festival
Pulteneytown People's Project
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
TIAF - Tbilisi International Animation Festival
Tbilisi
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
London Migration Film Festival
London
2021
Heartwired Award
On The Surface
Our Heritage, Our Planet Film Festival
Online
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Rex Animation Festival
Stockholm
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Margate Film Festival
Margate
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Festival of Animation Berlin
Berlin
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Ottawa International Animation Festival
Ottawa
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Mom Film Festival
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Encounters Film Festival
Bristol
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Fringe of Colour
Edinburgh (Online)
2021
Official Selection
On The Surface
Art With Impact
Online
2021
Official Selection
We The People
International Queer & Migrant Film Festival
Amsterdam
2020
Official Selection
We The People
Women Of The Lens Film Festival
London (online)
2020
Official Selection
We The People
First-Time Filmmaker Sessions
Online
2020
Official Selection
We The People
The Lift-Off Sessions
Pinewood Studios
2020
Winner Film Futures Award / Nominated for Best Documentary
We The People
Little Wing Film Festival
London (online)
2020
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