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2016 Ouaga Film Lab

The first edition of the Ouaga Film Lab, a platform for encounters between experts and young cinematographic talent from countries in West Africa, will be held in Burkina Faso on September 19-24, 2016.
Following a call for projects launched in March 2016, the Ouaga Film Lab selection committee received 80 film projects, from which 10 were selected:
  • Beau séjour, a fiction film project by Aboul Aziz Nikiema (Burkina Faso), produced by Michel Zongo from Diam production (Burkina Faso)
  • Eldorado Road, a fiction film project by Kenneth Gyang (Nigéria), produced by Olabode Moses from Cinema Kpatakpata (Nigeria) and Mboki Mbarr Productions (Senegal)
  • Etincelles, a documentary film project by Bawa Kadade Riba (Niger), produced by Mamounata Nikièma from Pilumpiku Production (Burkina Faso)
  • Garibou, an animation film project by Seydou Cissé (Mali), produced by Dieudonné Alaka from Kopa House (Cameroun) and Les Films du Bilboquet (France)
  • La baie des cafards, a fiction film project by Ndeye Marame Gueye (Senegal), produced by Oumar Sidibe from Nafadou (Burkina Faso)
  • Larme de vie, a fiction film project by Youssouf Cissé (Mali), produced by Fatima Saliou Dia from Films Cissé (Mali)
  • Les paroles s´envolent, Les écrits restent, a documentary film project by Andrey S. Diarra (Mali), produced by Awa Traore from DS Productions (Mali)
  • Or de vie, a documentary film project by Boubacar Sangaré (Burkina Faso), produced by Ferdinand Ernest Kaboré from I Média (Burkina Faso)
  • Sábado à noite, a fiction film project by Mário V. Almeida (Cap Vert), produced by Yuri Ceuninck from Connecting Dots Media (Cap Vert)
  • Salt, a documentary film project by Joseph Yao (Ghana), produced by Lawrence Agbetsise from Letivi Media (Ghana)
The Lab offers 10 filmmakers and 10 producers selected workshops related to the issues faced by the African film industry, with collective discussions as well as individual meetings with experts and possible co-producers, thus facilitating project initiators’ access to local and international co-production funds.
Five prizes will be awarded, enabling some projects to benefit from aid for writing and training.

The Africa Cinémathèque and World Cinema Fabrique, programs of the Institut français, support the Generation Films group, on the initiative of the Ouaga Film Lab.