Maïmouna Doucouré started out in the industry with a self-produced film she directed with support from a screenplay competition. She then wrote and directed the short film Mother(s), selected in around 200 international film festivals and winning over 60 awards, including the Jury Award at Sundance, Best Short Film at Toronto, and the 2017 César Award for Best Short Film. In 2019, she was granted the Gold Fellowship for Women from the AMPAS, awarded to emerging female filmmakers. Released in 2020, her first feature, Cuties, portrays the hyper-sexualization of young girls. It won the Directing Award at Sundance and a Special Mention from the Generation Kplus Jury at the Berlinale.
Updated on 10/09/2020