Blitz Bazawule

Fellow: Awarded 2020

Field of Study: Film - Video

Competition: US & Canada


Blitz Bazawule is a filmmaker and musician born in Ghana and based in New York. Blitz's feature directorial debut ' Burial Of Kojo' premiered on Netflix in 2019 and won the grand prize at Urbanworld Film Festival and Luxor African Film Festival. The film was hailed as “A spellbinding experience” and “A striking feature filmmaking debut” by The Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter respectively. As a composer and musician, Blitz has released 4 studio albums: Stereotype (2009), Native Sun (2011), Afropolitan Dreams (2014) and Diasporadical (2016). Blitz is a Senior TED Fellow and recipient of the Vilcek Prize. FILM REEL LIVE PERFORMANCE Photo Credit: ONErpm Studios