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FESPACO@50 - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Africa’s Most Important Film Festival and Cultural Event
  • ISSN: 1754-9221
  • E-ISSN: 1754-923X

Abstract

The Pan-African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO) celebrated its golden jubilee at its 26th edition in 2019. This marks a time for reflection and assessment of the future of the festival. The 50th anniversary also represents a key juncture for scholars and practitioners to rethink curatorial practice in Africa to enable film festivals to function also as a medium of production and dissemination of critical discourse on African screen media. FESPACO has a longstanding tradition of continually producing archives of knowledge about African cinema. The study of the relationships between FESPACO and critical discourse on African cinema offers a template for other festivals to follow, thus opening a new discursive space in the emerging field of film festival studies.

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2022-11-01
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