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Les Trois Lascars or the Tchiza issue tabled by Boubacar Diallo

Burkinabè feature film in competition “Les Trois Lascars” by Boubakar Diallo was presented last Monday at Ciné Burkina. This film tackles one of the topical themes of household lives in Africa, adultery and the lives of “Tchiza” mistresses. The film tells the story of three friends who organized an indecent trip out of Ouagadougou without […]

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Euro 40 million to Fund African and Caribbean Cinema

The ACP-EU Culture program is an initiative of the ACP States Group Secretariat funded by the European Union. This program aims at stimulating the cultural sector in order to contribute to the social and economic development of ACP countries. With a budget of euro 40 million for the period from 2018 to 2021, it mainly […]

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FESPACO 2021 Special Prizes revealed

More than CFA 96,000,000 including CFA 43,000,000 in contribution, for winners The official Special Prizes list was presented to media people and movie industry professionals at a meeting on Monday 18 October 2021. Special Prizes Commission President Michel SABA said that these prizes aim to encourage filmmakers and support the promotion of African and Diaspora […]

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3D taught to kids at FESPACO SUKABE

The biennale of African cinema is also dedicated to kids. Besides the usual activities, kids are also involved for them to be part of the celebrations and to awaken their interest for cinema. At the International Centre called “La Termitière” youth aged 5-30 are familiarize themselves with virtual reality techniques, filmmaking and the basics of […]

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SENEGAL export its film policy

The success of Senegalese movies lies in the human resource potential and government support through the Movie Industry Promotion Fund (FOPACI). This is what transpired from the press conference hosted by the country guest of honor of the 27th FESPACO edition. The Chief of Staff of the Minister for Culture and Communication of Senegal, Demba […]

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Shopping arcades, the other FESPACO

Between screening sessions, panels and musical entertainments, shopping arcades also attract a lot of people, but not that many. Like in previous editions, FESPACO 2021 is also attended by exhibitors and restaurant owners. On the different shelves, one can find some traditional loincloth, jewellery, decorative objects, shoes and many other items. However, exhibitors are complaining […]

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Tribute night to deceased filmmakers

A tribute night to honour deceased filmmakers. After the official opening of the 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, and the screening of the inaugural film, filmmakers met at Ciné Burkina to pay tribute to late filmmakers since the last edition of FESPACO in 2019. “This is a tribute night […]

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Boubakar GALBANI Designer of the Filmmakers’ Square Monument

Born in 1958, Burkinabe Boubakar GALBANI is one of the designers of the monument standing proudly at the mythical Filmmakers’ Square which has become a true emblem of FESPACO, not to say Burkina Faso. Boubakar told us about the creation of the monument. “The monument represents a camera with its lens pointing the sky. This […]

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Opening of the cinematographic equipment exhibition

“Cinema and technological evolution>>. This is the theme of the exhibition of cinematographic materials which started on Sunday, 2nd day of FESPACO 2021. Highlighting the evolution of technical equipment, this is what motivated organizers the event taking place in FESPACO premises. According to the President of the Exhibition Commission of this FESPACO edition and also […]

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Celebrities’ Days : One of the FESPACO major articulations

On Sunday 17 October 2021, the Town Hall of Ouagadougou hosted a diner cocktail given in honour of the stars of cinema. The red capet was rolled out to celebrate the men and the women who are the pride of African cinema. It was a real parade of stars : Tailor- made suits and dresses […]

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