A delegation from ECOWAS, one of the partners of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), visited the African International Film and Audio-visual Market (MICA), where it has a stand. This was on 26 February 2023.
ECOWAS has supported FESPACO since 1993 For the 28th edition of the African Film Biennial, we wanted to renew our support. This visit aims to encourage the Burkinabe authorities in their decision to maintain this edition, despite the difficult context that the country is going through. This is what the head of the
delegation, Prof. Fatou SOW SARR, Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs of the ECOWAS Commission, accompanied by the ECOWAS Resident Representative in Burkina Faso told us.
For her, FESPACO has become a worldwide event to which the whole world is converging. “We are therefore happy to see that despite the situation, there is full attendance. Whenever the Festival has been held, Burkina Faso has always kept the flame alive. And we are convinced that it will be the same for this 28th edition.
It should be noted that the four prizes awarded at the 27th edition, including Best Director, worth CFA francs 10 million; Integration Prize, worth CFA francs 15 million; Special Prize for Youngest Cinema School Director (CFA francs 2,000,000); and Special Prize for Youngest Actor (CFA francs 1,000,000), will be renewed this year.