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 Faye added that “the success of Senegalese movies is linked to its resources and that Sembene Ousmane is one of the great figures who have worked for the development of African cinema. Filmmaking in Senegal began in 1955 with the short film called “Afrique sur Seine” by Paulin Soumanou Vieyra. Later on in 1966, Sembene Ousmane followed his master directing the fictional feature film called “La Noire de…”, wining “Jena Vigo Prize”. With time, other movie directors emerged like Djibril Diop, Mambety, Safi Faye, Moussa Sene Absa, Moussa Toure, Dyana Gaye, Mansour Sora Wade, Cheick Tidiane Aw, Mahama Traore, Mati Diop and others.