Arzouma Aime Kompaore is a passionate filmmaker, Media Artist, Cultural Entrepreneur and Educator that has worked throughout Africa, Europe and the United States on numerous film projects, documentaries, and fiction films.
His work showcases a wide range of skills from interactive media, computer programming to photography, graphic design, 2D & 3D animation, film production, in Africa, Europe and America. His most recent work was with the booming Nigerian film industry through the Nollywood Guild of Producers of USA.
Arzouma owns a Masters in computer Science from Limoges' School of Engineers, France. He also graduated from Burkina Faso's National Film School undergraduate program. Kompaore's official film debut was writing, producing, directing and editing HAWA, his final thesis project at the Rochester Institute of Technology where he graduated in 2013 with a Master in Fine Arts in Film and Animation while on a Fulbright Scholarship. HAWA has since been shown in many Festivals and gathered rave review from critics, and incorporated in curricula in US colleges. In 2015 the "Hawa College Tour" was launched to bring the movie to 40 colleges and Universities nationwide. To this day, 12 colleges have already benefited a screening and discussion with director Arzouma Kompaore.
In 2014, Arzouma volunteered his time as the volunteer coordinator for the High Falls Film Festival where he recruited, scheduled, managed and motivated 80+ volunteers prior to and during the festival while maintaining constant communications with Festival Manager and other festival teams. He was congratulated officially for his work by the festival Officials.
Arzouma founded African Couleur (www.africancouleur.com), which is a a social platform that produces and promotes divers media content, aiming to bring Africa's youth and more extensively the entire world to discover the many riches of African culture. Through online Web-shows and Radio-shows primarily, African-Couleur is an explosive, economic and cultural portal to a modern Africa and its diaspora.
Besides being a 2015 Young Audience of Rochester Resident as part of the production of a kids' book titled "Meet me at the Baobab", Kompaore is currently working on a his next project inspired by immigrants' lives in USA. Apart from his passion for film and Media Arts in general, Arzouma is always looking to ignite passion within others so this same passion takes them on exciting journeys.