The Pan African Film and TV Festival FESPACO is Africa’s largest film festival that has been around for over 40 years. It takes place every two years in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. This year the festival takes place from 23rd February 2013 to 2nd March 2013. Since its inception in 1969, the festival’s main aim is development and expansions of cinema in Africa.
So, book cheap flights to Ouagadougou and get ready to take part in the largest cultural event on African continent that focuses primarily on African films and filmmakers. The festival has elaborate opening and closing ceremonies and its prominence for African Film industry, the festival is often dubbed as Africa’s Oscars. It is an integral part of African film industry.
The festival also serves as a market for promoting African film and television and vividness of its culture. Its main aim is screening African films in rural areas in partnership with NGO, schools and other institutions and promoting African cinema and in various international festivals and film series.