Berhanu Shiberu, an Ethiopian Film Director with a storied career that has earned him the coveted National Decoration Medal for his extraordinary contributions to cinema. Born in Holleta-Genet on February 23, 1956, Berhanu’s journey is one of passion, artistry, and enduring impact.
His foray into the world of filmmaking began with rigorous training in theater stage directing at the National University of Donetsk in the USSR, followed by a Master’s degree in Feature Film Directing and Film Acting from the Kiev National Ivan Karpenko-Kary University of Theater, Cinema, and Television. Berhanu’s cinematic prowess is evident through notable works like “Behiwet Zuriya.” However, his influence transcends the director’s chair, as he’s played a vital role in nurturing emerging filmmakers and imparting his wisdom at esteemed institutions. Berhanu Shiberu’s journey is not just a personal success story; it’s a testament to the enduring magic of cinema and the power of mentorship.