Applicant: Wassakara Productions (Ivory Coast)
Location: Ivory Coast, Burkina Faso, France
Duration: 13 months
Amount of the grant: 500 000 €
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Isaac de Bankole in the shooting of Run by Philippe Lacôte. Photo : François Regairaz © DR

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“Run” by Philippe Lacôte looks back upon the recent history of the civil war in Ivory Coast. Both in the subject matter and in the training courses planned within the framework of the production and shooting of the film, “Run” aims at achieving  a three-fold objective: to contribute to the renewal of Ivory Coast cinema, to strengthen professional skills in the sector, but also to take part in the national reconciliation process. The action aims also at strengthening coproduction relations between Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.

The movie had its first screening at the Cannes Film festival in May 2014 (Un certain regard) and has been resealed in France and Ivory Coast in December 2014. Since then, the movie follows a remarkable career in several international festivals.

Press Kit.


FESPACO - Houphouët-Boigny Award, Conseil de l'Entente

FESPACO - Special Mention - Isaach De Bankolé

Trophées Francophones - Best Actor - Abdoul Karim Konaté

Festival Cinéma Nador (Morocco) - Best Actress - Reine Sali Coulibali

République de Côte d'Ivoire - Excellence Award for Cinema - Philippe Lacôte


17 May : World premiere of Run during the 67th Festival de Cannes

17 April : Press conference of the 67th Festival de Cannes. Run is announced in the official selection "Un Certain Regard"

On 17th of December 2014 the film has been released in France and Ivory Coast


Festivals & Awards

  • FESPACO, Felix Houphouet Award
  • Durban Film Festival, official selection
  • Festival de Cinéma de Mémoire Commune, Nador
  • New York African Film Festival
  • Yaoundé (Cameroon)
  • Masahriki African Film Festival (Rwanda)
  • Thatartfair Cape Town (South Africa)
  • Ciné Droits Libres (Côte d'Ivoire)
  • Festival de Munich (Germany)
  • Festival International du Film d'Afrique et des Iles (La Réunion)
  • Augen Blicke Afrika
  • Afrykamera Warsaw
  • Afrikamera Berlin
  • Africa In Motion (UK)
  • FrancoFilm Rome
  • Festival du Film d'Amiens
  • Festivak Alkantara (institut français du Portugal
  • AlTarab
  • Festival de Melbourne (Australia)
  • Festival de Toronto (Canada)
  • Festival de Los Angeles (USA)
  • Luxor African Film Festival (Egypt)
  • Festival International de Cinéma et Mémoire Commune (Morocco)
  • Festival Cinema Nador (Morocco)
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