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50 YEARS OF FESPACO

The 26th edition of the Panafrican Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) scheduled to be held from February 23 to March 2, 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the festival.


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Burkina Faso






Presentation


The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is one of the largest African film festivals. Its 26th edition will mark 50 years of existence. It takes place every two years in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.

Apart from the organization of the festival itself, the public institution responsible for FESPACO also has the role of organizing non-profit projections to rural areas in partnership with NGOs, associations, schools and schools and other public and private institutions; promote African cinema in international festivals and organize various events around the cinema.


Historical


The festival was created in 1969 in Ouagadougou at the initiative of a group of film lovers, including François Bassolet, Claude Prieux (Director of the Franco-Voltaic Cultural Center) and Alimata Salembéré who was the first president in 1969 and 1970. At the time, the country was devoid of cinematographic structures and the Voltaic population did not have access to the important quantity of African productions. The initiators therefore wished that, through this festival, the populations could finally see the films of their own continent.


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Objectives


The objective of the festival is:

  • promote the dissemination of all works of African cinema,
  • allow contacts and exchanges between cinema and audiovisual professionals,
  • contribute to the development, development and preservation of African cinema as a means of expression, education and awareness.

Partners

FESPACO is financially supported by the International Organization of the Francophonie (OIF), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), UNESCO, UNICEF, the European Union and the cooperation of several countries (Germany, Burkina Faso, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Republic of China, Sweden). Several other partners provide regular support to the FESPACO.

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Statistiques

Télécharger en pdf le document “RÉCAPITULATIF DES STATISTIQUES DES ACCRÉDITATIONS DES ÉDITIONS FESPACO“

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Le monument des cinéastes

Forme dynamique, roquette prête à s’envoler vers la victoire. C’est ainsi que le décrit l’artiste qui l’a conçu. Ce monument qui a été bâti en 1987 symbolise les outils de travail des cinéastes : objectifs de caméra, bobines de films, zooms et téléobjectifs. Le monument a été érigé dans le but de rendre hommage aux  cinéastes.
La libation organisée à chaque FESPACO (selon la tradition africaine) au pied du monument, est une occasion d’honorer les ancêtres et de demander leur bénédiction. Une occasion également d’honorer ceux qui ne sont plus et qui ont œuvré positivement pour le cinéma africain.

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