Winners of the 27th Fespaco de Ouagadougou

Here is the winners of the 27th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (Fespaco), the largest African film festival, which ended on Saturday evening:

– Gold standard of Yennenga: “The gravedigger’s wife” by Ahmed Khadar (Somalia)

– Silver standard: “Freda” from Gessica Geneus (Haiti)

– Bronze standard: “A story of love and desire” by Leyla Bouzid (Tunisia)

– Best Actor Award: Alassane Sy for “Baamum Nafi” (Senegal)

– Best Actress Award: Zainab Jah for “Farewell Amor” by Ekwa Msangi (Tanzania)

– Best decor: “La Nuit des Rois” (Night Of The Kings) by Philippe Lacote (Ivory Coast)

– Best Editing: “Souad” by Amin Ayten (Egypt)

– Prize for the screenplay: “Nameless” Mutiganda Wa Nkunda (Rwanda)

– Image prize: “This is not a burial, it is a resurrection” by Jeremiah Lemohang Mosese (Lesotho)

– Sound Award: “Freda” by Gessica Geneus (Haiti)

– Best Music: “The Gravedigger’s Wife” by Ahmed Khadar (Somalia)

– Gold standard documentary feature film: “Garderie Nocturne” by Moumouni Sanou (Burkina Faso)

– Silver standard documentary feature film: “Marcher sur l’eau” by Aissa Maiga (Senegal-Mali)

– Bronze standard documentary feature film: “Makongo” by Elvis Sabin Ngaibino (Central African Republic)

– Poulain d’or short film: “Serbi” (Les Tissus blancs) by Moly Kane (Senegal)

– Silver foal fiction short film: “Amani” by Alliah Fafin (Rwanda)

– Short film fiction bronze foal: “Zalissa” by Carine Bado (Burkina Faso)

– Poulain d’Or documentary short film: “Ethereality” by Kantarama Gahigiri (Rwanda)

– Silver foal short film: “I bit my tongue” by Nina Khada (Algeria)

– Bronze foal short film: “Nuit Debout” by Nelson Makengo (DRCongo)


– Special mention to “Tabaski” by Laurence Attali (Senegal)

– Special mention from the jury: “La traversée” by Irène Tassembedo (Burkina Faso)


– Paul Robson Prize: “Traverser” by Joël Akafou (Ivory Coast)

– Oumarou Ganda Prize: “Tug of War” Amil Shivji (Tanzania)


– Best Burkinabè film: “In the footsteps of a migrant” by Delphine Yerbanga

– Best Burkinabè hope: “After your revolt, your vote” by Kiswendsida Parfait Kaboré



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