Announcements of the Yennenga II results

Following the call for applications and projects launched from July 19 to September 30, 2022, the General Delegation of FESPACO is pleased to announce the final list of candidates and projects selected for the second edition of the Yennenga Workshops. These Workshops will take place during the 28th edition of FESPACO scheduled from February 25 to March 4, 2023 in Ouagadougou. The work of the selection committee presents the following results:


Eight (08) feature film projects (fiction and documentary) were selected.

  1. All The Colours of the World Are Between Black and White, fiction of Babatunde APALOWO, Nigeria;
  2. Banel & Adama, fiction of Ramata-Toulaye SY, Senegal;
  3. Klema, documentary of Boubacar Gakou TOURE, Mali ;
  4. Kundu, fiction of Ori Huchi KOZIA, Congo ;
  5. Ozona, Farewell dreamers, fiction of Haminiaina RATOVOARIVONY, Madagascar;
  6. Ressacs, une histoire Touarègue, documentary of El Ansari INTAGRIST, Mauritania ;
  7. You don’t die two times, documentary of Ager OUESLATI, Algeria;
  8. Goufdé, fiction of Oumar BA, Senegal



For fifteen (15) participants announced, twenty-two (22) young aspiring filmmakers from all over the African continent and the Diaspora were selected,

  1. Miss ADEHOR Diana, Nigeria ;
  2. Miss DUVAL Daniel, Haïti ;
  3. Miss FAYE Amy, Senegal ;
  4. Miss FEIDANGAMO Lisa Hadassa, Central African Republic;
  5. Miss FEZEKA Mkhabela, South Africa;
  6. Miss KABORE Delwendé Deplhine, Burkina Faso;
  7. Miss KERE Kayaba Anaïs Irma, Burkina Faso;
  8. Miss KILO Tousmy, D.R. Congo;
  9. Miss KONE Assetou, Mali ;
  10. KOUAME Allan Charvet, Côte d’Ivoire ;
  11. KOUDAYA Koffi Jude, Togo;
  12. Miss LAGUEMPEDO Barkima Nafissatou, Burkina Faso;
  13. Miss Priscilla MAREALLE, Tanzania ;
  14. Miss METOWANOU Alohoutade Eriyomi Sêdoa Habiba, Benin;
  15. Miss MINGADENE Kaguereou Carine, Chad;
  16. NEYA Harouna, Burkina Faso;
  17. NKOUA Edsin Israël Heureux, Congo Brazzaville ;
  18. NSENGIMANA Sylvestre, Rwanda ;
  19. Miss NYANDONG Mbida Justine Stella, Cameroon;
  20. OULARE Momo de la République, Guinea ;
  21. Miss SEYDOU Haïnikoye Sakinatou, Niger;
  22. Miss YOHOU Safiatou Muriel Tiffani, Côte d’Ivoire

The Yennenga Academy Workshop is supported by film director  Aïcha Macky KIDY from Niger

The Yennenga Workshops are organized in partnership with

The Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, CNC (France), the Collectif génération créative (Burkina Faso), Red Sea Film Festival (Saudi Arabia), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), Pathé BC (France)


Event dates : 25 February to 04 March 2023.

Application deadline: 25 January 2023

As a component of FESPACO PRO, the Co-Production Market “Yennenga Co-Production” is a platform directly linked to the existence or creation of funds to support co-production and the development of a market for cinema. This market is seen as a set of professional cultural production instances crossed by ideologies and imaginations in line with those of a transnational auteur cinema, and promoting a link between FESPACO’s artistic project and commercial interests of film markets. As an institution, FESPACO makes it a duty to bring cultural and artistic legitimacy to this co-production market. Film projects seeking funding must meet the selection requirements of a festival such as FESPACO, a festival of films which embody an author’s view of social or moral issues, disconnected from generic forms or reinterpreting them from an original perspective.

With that in mind, FESPACO welcomes Yennenga Co-Production, the first audio-visual co-production market in Francophone Africa.  From 25 February to 04 March 2023, Yennenga Co-Production will mobilize and facilitate business contact between 10 professional producers from Europe and Africa and 15 promoters of African film projects in production or recently completed films looking for an international career.

The first edition of the market will welcome fiction feature films by directors or producers from French-speaking Africa.

Film projects will be selected through a call for projects by an international committee. The 15 successful applicants will benefit from mentoring on the production of video-pitches on their film projects, participate in presentation sessions of their projects, in “One to One” meetings with producers and various funds present, in the presentation panel of funds and in networking sessions open to all invited professionals.

Yennenga Co-Production is designed and implemented in partnership with France National Centre of Cinematography (CNC), Senegal Film and Audio-visual Industry Promotion Fund (FOPICA), CNC of Wallonia Brussels International, Belgium, Luxembourg Film Fund, Francophonie Image Fund (OIF), and Mali Film Industry Support Fund (FAIC), with Collectif Génération Créative as technical partner.

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