About the Festival

The Festival is a biennial event taking place in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso. Initially scheduled to take place in February 2021, the 27th Edition has been rescheduled from 16 to 23 October 2021, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

FESPACO 2021 is part of the imperative need to continue the beautiful and unique artistic and human adventure Burkina Faso has been striving to offer the world without discontinuing, for more than 50 years now, irrespective of political changes.

In keeping with this tradition and to trigger the new momentum, the current Delegate general, Alex Moussa SAWADOGO, spelt out his vision for FESPACO in his speech as he took office in October 2021. The 2021 Edition artistic project includes three main separate but complementary segments. The project content articulates around the Artistic sections, Fespaco Pro and Specific events. The strategy consists in identifying venues and locations for the 27th edition, mobilizing work teams and revitalizing the African Film Library of Ouagadougou.