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"Kelasi" wins Le Poulain de bronze at FESPACO

The 28th edition of the largest African film festival ended on Saturday, March 4. Among the award-winning films is "Kelasi" by Fransix Tenda Lomba.

e film by Fransix Tenda Lomba, Kelasi, produced by l'Atlier Graphoui, which won the Bronze Poulain for short documentary.

The program of this 28th edition also included three French-speaking Belgian productions and two co-productions.

On the side of feature documentaries, we find two titles of Wallonia-Brussels, produced by Neon Rouge Production, in official competition: Money, Freedom, a Story of CFA Franc by Katy Léna N'diaye and Omi Nobub by Carlos Yuri Ceuninck. 

Also note the presence of two co-productions in the program of this edition. The feature film fiction The Blue Caftan by Maryam Touzani, co-produced by Velvet film, elected in feature film competition. The film Nayola by José Miguel Ribeiro, co-produced by Luna Blue Film, was presented in the parallel section PANORAMA.

The 28th edition of FESPACO took place from February 27 to March 6, 2023 in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso.


Money, Freedom, a Story of CFA Franc

Katy Lena N'Diaye

Feature film / Documentary

The New Man

Carlos Yuri Ceuninck

Feature film / Documentary


Fransix Tenda Lomba

Short film / Animation


José Miguel Ribeiro

Feature film / Animation

The Blue Caftan

Maryam Touzani

Feature film / Fiction