Showing posts with label Ouagadougou. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ouagadougou. Show all posts

Monday, March 7, 2011

Moroccan filmmaker wins the Golden Stallion of Yennenga at 22nd FESPACO

“The prize is a pride, it’s recognition. It’s encouraging,” said Mouftakir.

“Pegase” by Mohamed Mouftakir from Morocco late Saturday won the Golden Stallion of Yennenga, the grand prize of the Pan African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso.

President Blaise Compaore gave out the awards at the closing ceremony of the 22nd FESPACO witnessed by over 22,000 people, including the participants and invited dignitaries at the Stade du 4-Août Stadium in Ouagadougou.

Click here for the details of all the winners and the trailer of "Pegase".

Friday, February 27, 2009

News Video Report: Africa's Cinemas Go Dark in Ouagadougou

The FESPACO film festival opening this weekend is an increasingly rare chance for cinema buffs in Africa to see works made by fellow Africans. Across the continent, movie theatres are going dark, victims to the flood of cheap DVDs. In Senegal's capital there are almost no movie theatres left.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Changing Faces Will Make History At FESPACO 2009

Faruk Lasaki's Changing Faces will make history at the 2009 African Film Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) as the first Nigerian film that will be screened in a French version
in an African film festival. Changing Faces will be screened in the category of African Video - Panorama between 28th of February and 7th of March 2009 at the African film festival, held biannually in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

According to Robert Minangoy, the Regional Audio- Visual Attache of the French Embassy in Nigeria, Changing faces and four other Nigerian films will be shown at FESPACO. They are the following:
• TRAPPED DREAM by Ubaka Joseph Ugochukwu
• OLURONBI by Buariu Adebayo Ogundimu
• ARUGBA and
• LIFE IN SLOW MOTION by Tunde Kelani.