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09 December 2016

Fonds succès cinéma : Près de 50 million de FCFA pour soutenir les femmes cinéastes du Burkina | Nearly 50 million FCFA in support of women cineastes of Burkina

Fonds succès cinéma : Près de 50 million de FCFA pour soutenir les femmes cinéastes du Burkina | Nearly 50 million FCFA in support of women cineastes of Burkina

Source:  Burkina24 by/par Revelyn Some (in French)
[English] Français ci-après

The association of Burkinabè producers for the management of the fonds succès cinéma Burkina Faso launches a call for projects of feature film and documentary films by Burkinabè filmmakers. Several forms of aid valued at nearly 50 million CFA francs will be granted over 3 years. The announcement was made on Wednesday 7 December 2016 during a press conference hosted by filmmaker Gaston Kaboré at the Imagine Institute in Ouagadougou.

According to Gaston Kaboré, President of the Association of Burkina Faso Producers, the purpose of the funding granted to women's film projects, in partnership with the Swiss cooperation bureau, is to correct the deficit of women's representation in the production and realisation of films.

With a total amount of 49 million CFA francs, the funding, financed by the Swiss cooperation, extends over 3 years and is comprised of four  components. These include assistance in the writing of a total of 9 million CFA francs, assistance for the development of film projects (12 million CFA francs for 12 films), funding for production (24 million CFA francs for 2 films) and support for the promotion of films produced and/or directed by women (4.8 million CFA francs).

At the present, only funding for scriptwriting is open and the registration for the film projects is open from 7 to 20 December 2016 at the office of the Fonds succès cinéma Burkina Faso located at the Institut Imagine. The president reassured that there would be a further communication on other aid in due course. "We are announcing this information in advance so that those who have projects may prepare." he said.

For the scriptwriting funding, the nine finalists of the selected film projects will receive funding of one million CFA francs each.


The criteria for submission are, among others, to be a woman, or several women authors, of Burkinabè nationality. The funding covers film and feature film projects and documentary films.

The project must express a unique view of the subject, the choice of treatment explored by the author and the desired research topic, and a strong methodology and an artistic perspective on the subject.

"The funding of the scriptwriting does not take any editorial position nor favors any particular topic. It distinguishes the quality of the project and the work already done but above all, encourages the author to continue her writing, an essential step to complete her work, "said Gaston Kaboré before making a call to women interested in submitting their applications.


Fonds succès cinéma : Près de 50 millions de FCFA pour soutenir les femmes cinéastes du Burkina

L'association des producteurs burkinabè pour la gestion du fonds succès cinéma Burkina Faso lance un appel à projets de films fiction long métrage et documentaire de femmes cinéastes burkinabè. Plusieurs formes d'aides d'une valeur de près de 50 millions de F CFA seront octroyées sur 3 ans. L'annonce été faite ce mercredi 7 décembre 2016 au cours d'une conférence de presse animée par le cinéaste Gaston Kaboré à l'institut Imagine de Ouagadougou. Lire l'article complet sur Burkina24

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