Fifteen films will compete for the great award at the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) in Burkina Faso, the largest gathering of African cinema which will take place from February 25 to March 4, announced Friday the organizers.
This year’s selection includes 170 works in competition, divided into 11 categories, including feature fiction, short films, documentaries, TV series, school films, and animated films.
Of the 15 attribute films in the running for the Yennenga Gold Stallion, the supreme award, Cameroon and Tunisia are the most represented countries with two films each in competition.
The others are from Burkina Faso, Senegal, Egypt, Nigeria, Mozambique, Angola, Kenya, Mauritius, Morocco, and Algeria. A film from the Dominican Republic was also selected.