As part of the 29th Edition of FESPACO taking place from 22 February to 1rst March 2025, the Management would like to inform professionals of the film and audio-visual industry that registration for the official selection of films is open from 29 February 2024 till 30 September 2024.
The official selection includes two main sections:

  1. The official competition section reserved for films by African and Diaspora directors. This section is comprised of the following categories:
  • Feature films with minimum length of 60mn;
  • Feature documentary films with minimum length of 60mn;
  • FESPACO Shorts (short fiction and documentary films) with length between 1mn and 35mn;
  • Fiction or documentary film from Cinema Schools with length between 3mn and 15mn;
  • FESPACO Series: two (02) consecutive episodes of 52mn each or three (03) consecutive episodes of 26mn each or six (06) consecutive episodes of 13mn each;
  • Animated films with length between 1mn and 35mn
  1. The out-of-competition section open to films by filmmakers from around the world. This section includes:
  • Panorama
  • Focus Diversities
  • Sukabè (Youth Programme)

Criteria for film eligibility

  • Not be aged more than two (02) years as of 31 December 2024;
  • Not have showed at a previous edition of FESPACO;
  • Not have been screened in Burkina Faso.

Registration for the official selection shall be made by clicking here and implies full acceptance of registration terms and regulations of the 29th Edition as well.
Registration is subject to payment of a fee amounting to Euro fifty (50).
NB: Deadline for registration is 30 September 2024.