15 African countries vie for 2019 FESPACO Awards

The organizing committee of the Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) revealed on January 15, 2019, at the international press conference in Paris, France, the list of feature-length feature films selected for the 26th edition. A total of 20 films are selected with 16 countries represented: Mali, Burkina Faso, Tunisia, Tanzania, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Mozambique, Morocco, Sudan, Rwanda, South Africa, Algeria, and Nigeria. Burkina Faso has the highest number of films selected (three), followed by South Africa and Tunisia, each of which has two representatives.


Feature film fictions competing for the Yennenga Gold Standard of the 2019 Fespaco.

– Five Fingers for Marseilles , by Michael Matthews (South Africa)

– Sew The Winter To My Skin , by Jahmil XT Qubeka (South Africa)

– Ila Akhir Ezzaman (Until the end of time) , Yasmine Chouikh (South Africa)

– Desrances , by Apolline Traoré (Burkina Faso)

– Duga (The Scavengers) , Abdoulaye Dao and Hervé Eric Lengani (Burkina Faso)

– Hakilitan (Memory on the run) , by Issiaka Konaté (Burkina Faso)

– Miraculous Weapons , by Jean-Pierre Bekolo (Cameroon)

– Resolution , by Boris Oue and Marcel Sagne (Ivory Coast)

– Karma , by Khaled Youssef (Egypt)

– Keteke , Peter Sedufia (Ghana)

– Rafiki , from Wanuri Kahui (Kenya)

– Barkomo (The Cave) , Aboubacar Bablé Draba & Boucary Ombotimbé (Mali)

– Indigo , from Selma Bargach (Morocco)

– Mabata Bata , by Joao Luis Sol from Carvalho (Mozambique)

– Hakkunde , Oluseyi Asurf Amuwa (Nigeria)

– The Mercy of the Jungle , by Joel Karekezi (Rwanda)

– Akasha , from Hajooj Kuka (Sudan)

– T-Junction , by Amil Shivji (Tanzania)

– Fatwa , by Mahmoud Ben Mahmoud (Tunisia)

– Look at me , from Nejib Belkadhi (Tunisia)