Souleymane Cissé, twice winner of the Stallion of Yennenga award
A lot of people use the Oscars as a viewing guide. I hope this could serve a similar purpose in promoting African cinema. I’ve already discovered a great film, Buud Yam, through this, myself, and i also strongly recommend Waiting for Happiness and Finyé.
Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) is an important biannual African film festival. The most prestigious award given out at the festival is the “Étalon de Yennenga” (Stallion of Yennenga), named in reference to the mythical founder of the Mossi empire. The “Étalon de Yennenga” is awarded to the African film that best shows “Africa’s realities”. The first such award was made in the 3rd FESPACO ceremony in 1972
Other special awards include the Oumarou Ganda Prize, given for the best first film, and the Paul Robeson Prize for the best film by a director of the African diaspora.
not on mubi:
Tey (Alain Gomis)- 2013 winnerRead less