Leila Afua Djansi is a talented Ghanaian Filmmaker. Leila began her film education at the National Film and Television School and continued to Manifold College. She left Ghana for the United States to continue her Film and Television Degree at Savannah College of Art and Design. She now has academic background in Film and Television as well as Cultural Anthropology.
Leila Djansi began her career with the GAMA Film Company in Ghana. She wrote and produced her first feature film Babina with Aak Films Ghana at the age of 19.
She worked as a writer/producer for Safo and Safo Entertainment where she wrote and produced works like:
- The sisterhood
- Together Forever
- The Instrument
- Broken Bridges
- Daughters of Eve
- Legacy of Love
- The Rub
- I Sing of a Well
Leila has chosen to tell stories about life, survival, and the delicate intricacies of culture.
Leila critically acclaimed screenplay for Movie Africa Subcity: A Tale of Survival (or The Prostitute, Ghana title) won the best screenplay award at FESPACO in 2002.