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March 24 2017

Call for Entries | Ouaga Film Lab 2017

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Deadline for submission of applications: 10 July 2017

From 18 to 23 September 2017

The main aim of the OUAGA FILM LAB development and co-production residency is to strengthen the competitiveness of West African directors and producers within major international labs, as well as to facilitate their access to local funds, international co-productions and a close collaboration with experienced mentors from around the continent.

This call for proposals is aimed at West African film and audiovisual professionals who meet the criteria set out in the regulations of OUAGA FILM LAB 2017. At the deadline of the call for entries, a committee will select the 10 best cinematographic projects that will be invited to participate in the 2nd edition of the OUAGA FILM LAB. The main criterion of selection is the artistic quality of the projects presented as well as the sensitivity of the subject.

Submission is free and should be done online at It must be completed before Monday, July 10th, 2017 at 00 UT.

About the submission procedures, please refer to the Regulations on our website here.

At the end of the week of training, meetings and presentations of projects, the following prizes will be awarded to the best projects:

- EAVE prize which is a grant to the producer to participate in the next EAVE Producers Workshop in 2018;
- The UNICEF Award: Development Grant;
- SUD ECRITURE Award: participation in a writing residency in Tunisia;
- FIDADOC Award: participation in a documentary project development workshop at the Agadir International Documentary Film Festival in Morocco;
- “CINEMA DU MONDE / INSTITUT FRANCAIS” Award: Grant to participate in an international writing residency.

For further information, please visit our website or contact the GENERATION FILMS office:

The 2nd edition of OUAGA FILM LAB will take place from 18 to 23 September 2017 in Ouagadougou and will be organized in close collaboration with EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), the Institut français (IF Paris, IF Burkina Faso, la Fabrique des cinémas du Monde, la Cinémathèque Afrique), the Institut Imagine de Ouagadougou, the Festival international de film documentaire d’Agadir au Maroc (FIDADOC), Sud Ecriture (Tunisia) and SODEC (Québec).

OUAGA FILM LAB is supported by the Swiss Cooperation Office in Burkina Faso, UNICEF Burkina Faso, the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) français, the Goethe Institute in Ouagadougou, Canal Plus and the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Burkina Faso.

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