Graduated from the School of Fine Arts of Angers (France), Dominique Olier has worked in Senegal and Reunion as Head of communication and artistic programmer. From 2001 to 2008, he was in charge of the artistic direction of the “Festival Vues d’Afrique de Montréal” (Canada). In parallel, Dominique co-founded in 2005 the “Cinémondes – Lille International Independent Film Festival” (moved to Berck / Mer in 2015), an event that continues today.
In 2009, Dominique assumed the overall coordination of Africadoc in Lussas (France). For 15 years, the challenge of the Africadoc program lies in supporting and strengthening the new generation of independent writers, directors and producers in the field of African documentary filmmaking.
The Africadoc program helped the training of professionals in more than 25 countries in Africa over 15 years through several complementary actions: University degree (Master 2 in St. Louis / Senegal), The Writing Residence (4 or 5 countries per year) Workshops for training in the fundamentals of production. At the same time, Africadoc created in 2014, the “Documentary Film Festival of San Luis” (Senegal), which gathers every year a hundred of professionals (authors, producers, distributors, institutional organisations). An event that contributes every year to pitch twenty new projects of written cinema. The festival offers a program of contemporary films and heritage presented in the open air in a dozen neighborhoods of the city. In 15 years, the Africadoc program has produced more than 160 documentaries by African authors. Currently there are 56 films in the production or post-production phase.