The name FESPACO (Pan-African Film & TV Festival of Ouagadougou) refers to two separate entities which are the Institution and the Festival. Known as the “General Delegation of FESPACO”, the institution is the legal organizing and management body of the biennial event called FESPACO.

The General Delegation of FESPACO is assessed based on the quality of its artistic selection and the successful organization of the African cinema biennale. To achieve this dual objective in a context of security and health crisis, added to a new communication paradigm in the digital era, a new management momentum is required., both in terms of event content redefinition and development of an appropriate strategy.

About the festival

The festival is a biennial event held in the capital of Burkina, Ouagadougou. The 27th edition is scheduled from October 16 to 23, 2021,


Under the artistic direction of the general delegate, eight (8) personalities of the African and Diaspora cinema have the task of selecting the films and their distribution in the different sections.


In order to give a good visibility of the programming and to facilitate the circulation of the spectators and the professionals in the city of Ouagadougou,

Prizes and Juries

The official prizes and the special prizes are the two categories of awards for the films in competition. The official prizes are the Golden Stallion of Yennenga for fiction and documentary films


The General Delegation of FESPACO works in synergy of action and in collaboration with all partners to achieve their common objectives

Our team

The general delegation of FESPACO has specific organs animated by personalities in charge of the good management of the institution.