Dani Kouyaté is a storyteller, theater and film director. He has a Bachelor's degree in Cinema from the African Institute of Cinematographic Education in Ouagadougou; a Master's degree in Cultural and Social Animation from the Sorbonne in Paris; a Diplôme d'Hémeritat from the International School of Anthropology in Paris; and a Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies de Cinéma from the University of Paris 8.
He has directed 5 feature films, 3 documentaries and a television series.
After living in France for several years, he has been living and teaching film, theater and anthropology in Uppsala, Sweden since 2007.
KEÏTA ! L'HÉRITAGE DU GRIOT - 1995
(Oumarou Ganda Prize for the first work at the 14th Pan-African Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou, 1995 ; Jean Vast Prize for cinema at the RECIDAK in Dakar, 1995)
SIA, THE DREAM OF THE PYTHON - 2001 (Special Jury Prize, European Union Prize / ACP (Africa, Caribbean, Pacific) Prize, Special Feature Film Prize of the UEMOA, OCIC Prize, Inalco Prize, Hamilton Prize at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), 2001 ; Grand Prize for Feature Film at the Festival "Vues d'Afrique" in Montreal, 2001 ; Audience Award at the 11th International Film Festival of Innsbruck ; Director's Award at the African Film Festival of Khouribga, 2001)
OUAGA SAGA - 2004 (Prize "Graine de Baobab - Wandé" at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), 2005 ; Best Actor Award for the entire cast of the film at the 26th Durban International Film Festival, 2005 ; Audience Award at the 14th Innsbrück International Film Festival, 2005 ; Audience Award at the 22nd Tübingen International Francophone Film Festival, 2005)
WOMEN, ENTIRELY WOMEN - 2014 (Audience Award, Festival Lumières d'Afrique de Besançon, 2014)