The film “Autumn of the Apple Trees” by Moroccan director Mohamed Mouftakir won, on Saturday, the grand prize of the 22nd edition of the International Festival of African Cinema of Khouribga (FICAK).
The Jury Prize (Fiction Section) baptized in the name of the late Noureddine Saïl was won by the film “I’ll go to the devil” by Tunisian director Ismahane Lahmar.
The “Idrissa Ouédraogo” directing prize went to Egyptian director Magdi Ahmed Ali (Egypt) for his film “In, 2 Talaat Harb”.
The screenplay prize, which bears the name of Samir Farid, was won by the film “La nuit des rois” by Philippe Lacôte representing Côte d’Ivoire.
The prize for best female interpretation was awarded to Girley Chalène for her role in the film “The White Line” by Desiree Kahikopo (Namibia).
The prize for best male interpretation, baptized the late “Mohamed Bastaoui”, went to actor Michael Wawuyo Sr for his role in the film “A Taste Of Our Land” by director Amuli Yuhi (Rwanda).
The Jury’s Special Mention of Honor was awarded to the film “In, 2 Talaat Harb” by Magdi Ahmed Ali (Egypt) and to Moroccan actor Mohamed Tsouli in his role in the film “Autumn of the Apple Trees” by Mohamed Muftakir.
The jury also awarded honorable mention to Dyness actress Daisy Lungu for her role in Paul’s film “Maria Kristu”. S. Wilo (Zambia) and to the choreography and singing troupe of the film “Twelfth Night” by Philippe Lacôte (Côte d’Ivoire), and another honorable mention for the quality of the image throughout. film “Oliver Black” by Tawfik Baba.
In the Feature Documentary Section, the “Najib Ayyed” grand prize was awarded to the film “Walking on Water” by Aïssa Maïga (Niger). The Jury Prize, baptized in the name of Beninese director Paulin Soumanou Vieyra, was awarded to director Mia Lekou (Kenya) for her film “The Letter”.
The Special Mention of the documentary film jury went to the short film “Broken Mirrors” by Othmane Saâdouni.
The Don Quicotte Prize was awarded to the feature film “Oliver Black” by Tawfik Baba, which also won the Critics’ Prize, awarded by the African Federation of Film Critics (FACC).
On this occasion, a strong tribute was paid to the Moroccan director and actor, Mohamed Choubi in recognition of his valuable contributions to cinema, theater and culture.
Burkinabé cinema is the guest of honor at the 22nd edition of FICAK, which is being held from May 28 to June 4 in Khouribga. Five films by renowned Burkinabe filmmakers were screened on this occasion.