"Thom" by Tahirou Tasséré Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso) and "Wùlu" by Daouda Coulibaly (Mali, on the photo) in official competition


The official launch of the 25th Panafrican Cinema and Television Festival in Ouagadougou (FESPACO) took place on January 5, 2017 in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.

The 20 films from 14 countries selected for the official competition in the feature film category were unveiled. Two films supported by the ACPCultures+ Programme are on the list of the official competition: "Thom" by Burkina Faso Tahirou Tasséré Ouédraogo and "Wulu" by Malian artist Daouda Coulibaly.

Burkina Faso has the largest number of films. Côte d'Ivoire, guest country of honour, Morocco and Algeria follow with two films each.

The other countries will participate with one film each. These include Cameroon, Niger, Ghana, Mali, Guadeloupe, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania.

It should be noted that the winner of the Etalon de Yennenga 2013 with "Tey", Alain Gomis, signs his return with another work, "Félicité". Rendez-vous is given from February 25th to March 5th 2017 to know the successor of the Moroccan Hicham Ayouch.


Official competition: Feature Films

– “A mile in my shoes” by Saïd Khallaf (Morocco)

"Aisha" by Chande Omar (Tanzania)

– "A la recherche du pouvoir perdu" by Mohammed Ahed Bensouda (Morocco)

– "Félicité" by Alain Formose Gomis (Senegal)

– "Fre" by Kinfe Banbu (Ethiopia)

"Frontières" by Appolline Woye Traoré (Burkina Faso)

"Innocent malgré tout" by Kouamé Jean De Dieu Konan/ Kouamé Mathurin Samuel Codjovi (Côte d’Ivoire)

– "L’interprète" by Olivier Meliche Koné (Côte d’Ivoire)

"L’orage africain – Un continent sous influence" by Sylvestre Amoussou (Benin)

"La forêt du Niolo" by Adama Roamba (Burkina Faso)

"Le gang des Antillais" by Jean Claude Barny (Guadeloupe)

– "Le puits" by Lotfi Bouchouchi (Algeria)

– "Les Tourments" by Sidali Fettar (Algeria)

– "Life point" by Brice Achille (Cameroun)

– "Lilia, une fille tunisienne" by Mohamed Zran (Tunisia)

– "Praising the Lord plus one" by Kwaw Paintsil Ansah (Ghana)

– "The lucky specials" by Rea Rangaka (South Africa)

– "Thom" by Tahirou Tasséré Ouédraogo (Burkina Faso)

– "Wùlu" by Daouda Coulibaly (Mali)

– "Zin’naariya !" by Rahmatou Kéïta (Niger)

January 6, 2017
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