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FESPACO AFRICAN FILM AWARDS 1972-2011

by Kenji
FESPACO AFRICAN FILM AWARDS 1972-2011 by Kenji
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… Read more


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.

Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_FESPACO_award_winners

not on mubi:

Tey (Alain Gomis)- 2013 winner

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