FESPACO 2019: Burkina wins six prizes, the Yennenga Gold Standard awarded this Saturday

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Posted on 02.03.2019 at 1:18 pm by APA News

Burkinabe filmmakers at the official ceremony of the special awards of the 26th edition of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), have won six trophies out of 14 distributed, APA learned Saturday morning, the committee According to this source, the special awards ceremony was held in the afternoon of Friday, March 1, 2019, at the National Center for the Arts, Entertainment and Audiovisual (CENASA).

"Out of fourteen special prizes, Burkina Faso's cinematographic works have won six", says one.

Thus, Zalissa Zoungrana's film "The Prince" (Burkina Faso) won the prize of the Chance of the National Lottery of Burkina (LONAB) with a check of 5,000,000 FCFA plus a trophy.

The National Assembly of Burkina Faso Prize awarded "Desrances" by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso). It consists of a check for 7,000,000 FCFA and a trophy.

The same film "Desrances" by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso) wins the prize of the city of Ouagadougou with a check of 3,000,000 FCFA and a trophy.

The work "DUGA: The Scavengers" by Abdoulaye Dao and Hervé Lengani (Burkina Faso) receives the Signis prize consisting of a check of 2 000 000 FCFA, in addition to a trophy and a certificate.

The same feature film "DUGA: The scavengers" of Abdoulaye Dao and Hervé Lengani is awarded by the UEMOA, with a check of 10,000,000 FCFA in addition to a trophy.

As for the short film entitled "Dream Broken" Modeste Ganafe Mofé Dog-Na (Burkina Faso), it receives another special prize of UEMOA composed of a check of 8,000,000 FCFA and a trophy.

The 26th edition of the Panafrican Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) which corresponds to the fiftieth anniversary of the biennial, runs from February 23 to March 2, 2019 under the central theme: "Memories and future of African cinemas".

The closing ceremony, scheduled for Saturday afternoon, will be marked by the presentation of the Yennenga Gold Standard (the most prestigious award).

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