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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