Beza Hailu Lemma

Born in 1993 in Ethiopia

Beza Hailu Lemma is a writer/director based in Addis Ababa. Passionate about both documentary and fiction, Beza has made several short films since he began his journey, which include Ballad of the Spirits (2016), Katanga Nation (2022) and Alazar (2024). Katanga Nation has screened in over 20 film festivals worldwide, including Visions Du Reel, IDFA and FESPACO, where it won the Silver Foal for best documentary short film. Beza has also attended Berlinale Talents, L’Atelier by the Cannes Film Festival and TIFF Filmmakers Lab.