OUAGA FILM LAB

Plateforme de rencontres entre des jeunes talents

OUAGADOUGOU
26.09 - 01.10 2022

OUAGA FILM LAB 2022 AWARDS

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After an intense week of meetings, mentoring, training and networking at the Ouaga Film Lab and despite the political situation in Ouagadougou, the award ceremony took place on Saturday 1 October. We are very pleased to announce the winners of this 7th edition of the prizes donated by our partners:

IDRISSA OUÉDRAOGO AWARD: Grant for a writing residency at the Moulin d’Andé, in partnership with the CNC (France)

  • Mnema, fiction project by Selim GRIBAA (Tunisia), produced by Sahbi KRAIEM – Intage Production (Tunisia)

SUD ÉCRITURE AWARD: Grant for a writing residency in Tunisia

  • Dear Ajayi, fiction project by Damilola ORIMOGUNJE (Nigeria), produced by Bose OSHIN – 2o9ine Films (Nigeria)

FRENCH INSTITUTE AWARD: Invitation offered by the French Institute Paris to the director and producer of one of the Ouaga Film Lab projects at Fespaco 2023.

  • We, People of the Islands, documentary project by Elson SANTOS (Cape Verde), produced by Lara SOUSA – Kulunga Filmes – (Mozambique)

MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG (BerlinAiR-Nipkow) AWARD: Grant for a 3-months writing residency in Berlin (Germany)

  • Aisha Can’t Fly Away Anymore, fiction project by Morad MOSTAFA (Egypt), produced by Sawsan YUSUF – Bonanza Films – (Egypt)

FIDADOC AWARD: Grant for a documentary project development workshop at the International Documentary Film Festival of Agadir (Morocco)

  • Life after Diamonds, documentary project by Solange KONE (Ivory Coast), produced by Arnold SETOHOU – NEW DIRECTION FILMS (Benin)

GROUPE OUEST AWARD 2022 / Annual Selection: Preselection of a feature film project for annual selection at Groupe Ouest’s francophone author coaching project.

  • Dear Ajayi, fiction project by Damilola ORIMOGUNJE (Nigeria), produced by Bose OSHIN – 2o9ine Films (Nigeria)

WORLD CINEMA FUND – AUDIENCE DESIGN AWARD: intensive consulting and mentoring to develop a complete audience design strategy for a film project.

  • Dear Ajayi, fiction project by Damilola ORIMOGUNJE (Nigeria), produced by Bose OSHIN – 2o9ine Films (Nigeria)

ALCA AWARD of New Aquitaine in collaboration with Poitiers Film Festival: Grant to participate in the “Jump In Workshops” of the Poitiers Film Festival and 4 weeks of residence at the Villa Bloch.

  • Congo Boy, fiction project by Rafiki FARIALA (Central African Republic), produced by Vicky Nelson WACKORO – Makongo Films (Democratic Republic of Congo)

ROTTERDAM LAB: Grant for a producer to participate in the Rotterdam Lab during IFFR – International Film Festival Rotterdam (The Netherlands)

  • Our Sweet Hell, fiction project by Katya ARAGÃO (São Tomé and Príncipe), produced by Sévérine CATELION – Merveilles Production (Benin)

LES ATELIERS DE L´ATLAS DU FESTIVAL DE MARRAKECH AWARD: Online consulting with an expert scriptwriter.

  • Our Sweet Hell, fiction project by Katya ARAGÃO (São Tomé and Príncipe), produced by Sévérine CATELION – Merveilles Production (Benin)

MIRADAS DOCS AWARD:
Preselection of a project for a grant to participate in the Miradas Docs pitch forum during the International Documentary Film Festival Guía de Isora (Canary Islands, Spain)

  • Shadow Runner, documentary project by Karanja NG’ENDO (Kenya), produced by Joan NJERI – Purple Mango Production (Kenya)

Selection to the writing incubator at MiradasAfro

  • John Carlos Le Sherif de Ouidi, documentary project by Gaston BONKOUNGO (Burkina Faso), produced by Carine Stella NZANG ASSOUMOU – Diam Production (Burkina Faso)

PRIX CANAL PLUS: Writing and mobility grant

  • The Spirits & Black Lioness, series project by Christian MOKUBA (Democratic Republic of Congo), produced by Deirdre JANTJIES – Na Aap Productions – (South Africa)
  • Le Grand Transporteur, series project by Latigone N’GOMA (Ivory Coast) produced by Alassane Sy – Boucan Production (Senegal)

PRIX RED SEA FILM FESTIVAL: Development grant for consultations at different stages of the project (Saudi Arabia)

  • Commandanté Titina Sila “Victoria Certa”, documentary project by Diao SAMBA (Senegal), produced by Pape Abdoulaye SECK – SangomArt Original – (Senegal)

We would like to thank our partners who have made this edition possible, offering the young generation of filmmakers from the African continent the opportunity to continue meeting and creating together.

OUAGA FILM LAB 7th edition

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OUAGA FILM LAB is pleased to announce that its 7th edition will be held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from September 26 to October 1, 2022.

With a few weeks to go before the 7th edition and due to uncertainties that have arisen regarding the project to relocate OUAGA FILM LAB to Ivory Coast, we have decided to maintain the 2022 edition in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on the same dates, i.e. from September 26 to October 1.

OUAGA FILM LAB team sincerely apologizes to all our technical and financial partners and especially to the laureates of this 7th edition for the inconvenience that this change of location may cause.

The selection of 12 projects remains unchanged with project leaders from regions previously absent from the selection such as Kenya, Tunisia, South Africa, Egypt, Sao Tome and Principe and Mozambique. Selected projects leaders come also from Burkina Faso, Benin, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and Senegal. Series are well taken into account with two projects selected. (information on the selected projects: www.ouagafilmlab.net)

Let’s go for the 7th edition!

Projects selected for its 7th edition of OFL

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The Ouaga Film Lab team is pleased to announce the projects selected for its 7th edition, which will take place from 26 September to 1 October 2022 in Ouagadougou.

More than one hundred applications from all the countries of the continent were received during the call for projects launched in March. After deliberation, the Ouaga Film Lab selection committee selected the following 12 projects:

  • 5 documentary projects, 5 fiction projects and 2 series projects
  • 42% of the participants are women
  • The selected projects come from South Africa, Burkina Faso, Benin, Cape Verde, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Central African Republic, Senegal, Tunisia.

Aisha Can’t Fly Away Anymore, fiction project by Morad MOSTAFA (Egypt), produced by Sawsan YUSUF – Bonanza Films – (Egypt)

Commandanté TITINA SILA “Victoria Certa”, documentary project by Diao SAMBA (Senegal), produced by Pape Abdoulaye SECK SangomArt Original – (Senegal)

Congo Boy, fiction project by Rafiki FARIALA (Central African Republic), produced by Vicky Nelson WACKORO – Makongo Films (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Dear Ajayi, fiction project by Damilola ORIMOGUNJE (Nigeria), produced by Bose OSHIN – 2o9ine Films (Nigeria)

John Carlos, le sherif de Ouidi, documentary project by Gaston BONKOUNGO (Burkina Faso), produced by Carine Stella NZANG ASSOUMOU – Diam Production (Burkina Faso)

Le Grand Transporteur, series project by Latigone N’GOMA (Ivory Coast) produced by Alassane Sy – Boucan Production (Senegal)

Life after Diamonds, documentary project by Solange KONE (Ivory Coast), produced by Arnold SETOHOU – NEW DIRECTION FILMS (Benin)

Mnema, fiction project by Selim GRIBAA (Tunisia), produced by Sahbi KRAIEM – Intage Production (Tunisia)

Shadow Runner, fiction project by Karanja NG’ENDO (Kenya), produced by Joan NJERI – Purple Mango Production (Kenya)

Our Sweet Hell, fiction project by Katya ARAGÃO (São Tomé and Príncipe), produced by Sévérine CATELION – Merveilles Production (Benin)

The Spirtits & Black Lioness, series project by Christian MOKUBA (Democratic Republic of Congo), produced by Deirdre JANTJIES – Na Aap Productions – (South Africa)

We, People of the Islands, documentary project by Elson SANTOS (Cape Verde), produced by Lara SOUSA – Kulunga Filmes – (Mozambique)

We would like to thank all the applicants for their applications and congratulate the selected applicants.

OUAGA FILM LAB #7 Call for projects is now open!

Call for project Ouaga Film Lab

OUAGA FILM LAB, first development and co-production laboratory in sub-Saharan Africa, is launching its call for projects for its 7th edition which will take place mid-September 2022 in Ouagadougou (the exact dates will be communicated as soon as possible, depending on the evolution of the sanitary situation).

OUAGA FILM LAB is a meeting platform for talents from the African continent and international consultants. It is a major film incubator in Africa that relies on skills preparation of producers and directors in order to strengthen their competitiveness in the various international laboratories and to facilitate them access to local financing funds and international co-productions.

New! For this 2022 edition, the call for projects is now open to all countries of the African continent, for feature films (fiction or documentary) and series (fiction or documentary).

At the end of the call,12 projects will be selected. The artistic quality of the projects presented, as well as the sensitivity of the subject matter are the main selection criteria.

At the end of the Lab, several writing residency grants in Africa and Europe will be awarded to the best projects.

Registration is free and should be done online : https://www.ouagafilmlab.net
Registration deadline: May 15th, 2022, at 00:00 GMT

All entries must comply with the criteria set out in the rules & regulations and must include all the required documents.  The file must be written in French or English.
Any candidate (director or producer) has the right to submit maximum 2 projects.

Communiqué de presse 2021

Le collectif génération créative présente la 6e édition de Ouaga Film Lab. L’irremplaçable, incontournable, haute en couleur et pleine de créativité plateforme dédiée aux porteurs de projets de films fictions, documentaires se tiendra à Ouagadougou, capitale du cinéma africain du 13 au 22 octobre 2021.

Un rendez-vous incontournable pour les jeunes talents du cinéma africain

Ouaga Film Lab est un laboratoire de développement, de production, de coproduction, et de renforcement de la compétitivité des réalisateurs et producteurs des pays Africains. En favorisant les rencontres entre experts et jeunes talents du continent africain, il vise à faciliter leur accès aux différents grands laboratoires internationaux et aux fonds de financement domestiques, ainsi qu’à des co-productions internationales. A l’instar des précédentes éditions, 10 binômes porteurs de projets films bénéficieront d’un programme d’incubation sous forme d’ateliers de formation, de masterclasses, de mentorings, de one to one et de pitchs. Ces activités se dérouleront sous l’égide d’éminents professionnels du 7e art que sont : Jihan El Tahri, Moussa Sène Absa, Mama Kéita, Pédro Pimenta, Stéfano Téaldi, Dora Bouchoucha et Aurélien Bodinaux.

Ouaga Film Lab 6, partenaire de la 27e édition du FESPACO

La 6e édition du laboratoire se tiendra en marge de la 27e édition du FESPACO, le Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou dans son volet « FESPACO PRO ». Ce partenariat répond à la volonté des deux structures de mutualiser les compétences afin de faire de Ouaga Film Lab l’incubateur par excellence du cinéma africain.

Des récompenses pertinentes

A l’issue d’une séance de pitch qui permettra aux 10 binômes participants au laboratoire de défendre leurs projets, les meilleurs projets de films repartiront avec des bourses de résidence d’écriture ou de formation.

À titre d’exemple, cette année nous avons :

OFL 2021 LISTE DES PRIX

PRIX IDRISSA OUÉDRAOGO : Bourse pour une résidence d’écriture au Moulin d’Andé, en partenariat avec le CNC (France)

PRIX SUD ÉCRITURE : Bourse pour une résidence d’écriture en Tunisie

PRIX INSTITUT FRANÇAIS « PARCOURS » : Bourse offerte par l’Institut français Paris pour des consultations, à différents stades de développement du projet, auprès de professionnels.

PRIX MEDIENBOARD BERLIN–BRANDENBURG : Bourse pour une résidence d’écriture de 3 mois à Berlin (Allemagne)

PRIX FIDADOC : Bourse pour un atelier de développement de projet documentaire au Festival international de film documentaire d’Agadir (Maroc)

PRIX GROUPE OUEST / Sélection Annuelle 2021 : Présélection d’un projet de long-métrage à la sélection Annuelle, le dispositif de coaching d’auteurs francophones du Groupe Ouest

PRIX GROUPE OUEST / LIM – Less is More 2020 : Pré-sélection d’un projet de long-métrage à LIM – Less is More, le programme européen de développement de films à budget limité

DOC PRIX WORLD CINEMA FUND / GOETHE INSTITUT : Coaching pour le développement et la production d’un projet documentaire offert par le Berlinale World Cinema Fund et le Goethe Institute (Allemagne). Coach : Marta Andreu.

PRIX WCF AUDIENCE DESIGN: consulting intensif et mentorat pour développer une stratégie complète de conception du public pour un projet de long-métrage.

Jury for the Audience Design Award: Vincenzo Bugno (Head of the WCF), Isona Admetlla (Fund Coordinator) Dorothee Wenner (Berlinale) and Lina Chaabane (Producer)

PRIX ALCA de la Nouvelle-Aquitaine en collaboration avec Poitiers Film Festival : Bourse pour participer aux « Ateliers Jump In » du Poitiers Film Festival

ROTTERDAM LAB : Bourse pour un producteur pour participer au Rotterdam Lab pendant le IFFR – Festival International du Film de Rotterdam (Pays-Bas)

PRIX DOC-A : Bourses de production pour un projet documentaire avancé

PRIX DES ATELIERS DE L’ATLAS DU FESTIVAL DE MARRAKECH : Bourse de participation à l’atelier de l’Atlas du festival de Marrakech

PRIX MIRADAS DOCS : Pré-sélection d’un projet pour une bourse de participation au forum de pitch Miradas Docs pendant le Festival international de films Documentaires Guía de Isora (Iles Canaries, Espagne)

PRIX VISIONS DU RÉEL : Invitation à participer à VdR–Industry 2022, incluant consultations individuelles