FESPACO 2015: 3000 attendees, new budget and digital format


In Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - The start of the media campaign for the 24th edition of the Pan-African Festival of Cinema and Television of Ouagadougou (FESPACO), to be held from February 28 to March 7, 2015, was given over to a press conference in Ouagadougou.

Under the theme: "African Cinema: production and dissemination in the digital age", this edition has embodied the historic decision to open the official competition of FESPACO to digital format, explained Managing Director, Michel Ouedraogo.

According to the Managing Director, Michel Ouedraogo, this edition will be the major innovations including, among others, the introduction of digital technology in the competition of feature films. He said that steps have been taken to improve applicability of these innovations and twenty feature films will be used for that purpose.

Emphasizing that 3000 attendees are expected to attend the celebration of cinema, Ouedraogo announced that the estimated budget for the 24th festival edition is estimated at 1.2 billion CFA francs and that his institution is able to handle 60 to 70% of this amount. More on this story here.