Rotterdam Lab

Alyaa Musa

Sudanese producer-filmmaker Alyaa Musa is a Toolbox EFM, EAVE and Berlinale talent alumni. Alyaa studied Filmmaking at London Film School and has an MA with distinction in Cinematography and Post-production from the University of Greenwich. She has multiple creative credits in a number of internationally recognized shorts. She’s a co-founder of Black Balance Artistic Production, Sudan, and Tooma Production, Rwanda.

Black Balance Artistic Production - Sudan

Established in 2016, Black Balance is a Sudanese film production company based in Khartoum, Sudan. They produce independent documentary films, features and shorts with a focus on Sudanese and African stories and directors. BB is currently leading a line of feature length films supported and recognized by regional and international film funds, festivals and institutions including Doha Film Institute, AFAC, Mawred Cultural resources, DocAfrica, CNC France, FESPACO Festival Burkina Faso, IDFA, HotDocs Blue- Ice fund Canada, Goteborg Sweden, WCF Berlinale, MiradasDoc Spain, EAVE, Realness Institute, DW Akademie and Cannes docs.


Projects in development

Four months and ten days, dir. Alyaa Musa (feature) [as co-producer]

Documentary X, dir. Ahmed Nagmeldin (documentary feature)

The Nile Bird, dir. multiple directors (TV series) 


Projects in production / post-production

The Camera Never Cries, dir. Elsadig Abdelgayoum and Abuzar Adam (documentary feature)

Becoming Omer Khairy, dir.  Alyaa Musa (hybrid feature)

The House That My Mother Built, dir. Alyaa Musa (documentary series) [as co-producer]

Nasor's Dream, dir. Sebastien Geronimi and Florence De Talhouët (documentary feature) 


Released films 

El-Kurro, dir. Alyaa Musa (documentary short)

Omi Nubo: The New Man, dir. Yuri Carlos Ceuninck (documentary feature)  [as co-producer]

Listen to my dance, dir. Alyaa Musa (short)

IMAN, dir. Mia Bittar (short) [as co-producer]


Alyaa Musa

Rotterdam Lab

Rotterdam Lab participants 2024

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