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Leila Djansi is an award-winning filmmaker, writer, and producer. She was born in 1981 in the United States and is of Ghanaian descent. She is best known for her work on the films Ties That Bind, Sinking Sands, and Like Cotton Twines. Djansi has been involved in the film industry since 2003, when she wrote and directed her first short film, The Perfect Picture. She has since gone on to write and direct several feature films, including Ties That Bind, Sinking Sands, and Like Cotton Twines. She has also produced several films, including the award-winning I Sing of a Well. Djansi has won numerous awards for her work, including the Best Director Award at the African Movie Academy Awards in 2011 for her film Ties That Bind. She has also been nominated for several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film for her film Like Cotton Twines. Djansi is currently based in Los Angeles, California, where she continues to write and direct films. She is also the founder of the production company, Afro-Middle East Connection.

Popular As Leila Afua Djansi
Occupation Filmmaker
Age 42 years old
Zodiac Sign N/A
Born , 1981
Birthplace Bangalore
Nationality United States

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In 2016, Leila Djansi directed Like Cotton Twines an exploration of the practice of Trokosi in her native country of Ghana. The film was nominated for "Best World Fiction Film" at the Los Angeles Film Festival


Djansi 3rd directorial effort Ties That Bind received a Black Reel Awards Nomination in 2012. The film also won the Best Diaspora film at the 2012 San Diego Black Film Festival.


Djansi's 2011 film Sinking Sands received 10 African Movie Academy Award nominations, with Ama K Abebrese winning the Best Actress Award and Djansi earning the Best Original Screenplay Award. At the first Ghana Movie Awards in 2011, Djansi's Sinking Sands received awards for "Best Art Direction", "Best Costume", "Best West African Film" and "Best Picture". Sinking Sands was nominated in 14 categories.


Djansi's first film was awarded a 2009 worldFest Platinum Award for the film Grass Between My Lips, a story of female circumcision and early marriage, set in a northern Ghana village. In 2010, her debut feature, I Sing of a Well was nominated for 11 African Movie Academy Awards. The film won 3 awards: Best Sound, Best Costume and the Jury Special Award for Over-All Best Film. In 2011, Djansi was presented with the BAFTA/LA Pan African Film Festival Choice Award for the film I Sing of a Well.


President of the Ghana Library Board Readers club for three years, her sojourn in the industry began when she was a runner-up in a regional beauty pageant in 1998.


Leila Afua Djansi (born 1981) is an American and Ghanaian filmmaker who started her film career in the Ghana film industry.

Leila Djansi was born Leila Afua Djansi in 1981. Her father was a pilot and her mother a Senior Nursing officer. She grew up in India and Ghana. Although acting and writing were her hobbies, her career ambition was to become a gynecologist, a plan which later changed when she developed an interest in forensics. Ready to delve into the field of criminology, another career change occurred when she met the Ghanaian actor Sam Odoi who convinced her to write a script for him. Leila was 19 years old when her script Babina was made into a movie by Producer Akwetey Kanyi.