YAOUNDE – 14 AVR. 2016
© Jean-Marie NKOUSSA | Cameroon-Info.Net
The 20th edition of the festival takes place from July 15 to 23, 2016.
The organizers of Les Ecrans Noirs claim that this is the age of maturity. They are not wrong. This is indeed porcelain wedding. The festival, which annually brings together amateur and professional African 7ème art is 20 years old this year. The celebration between 15 and 23 July.
This is the main information that emerges from the press conference yesterday in Yaounde by the Delegate General of Les Ecrans Noirs, Bassek Ba Kobhio. “I am happy to live this moment. We have not yet exhausted all the possibilities of the preparation of this edition but I can tell you that I am satisfied with what has been done. The Cameroonian cinema has not withered. We are at the basis of these many young filmmakers. The English film also follows the Les Ecrans Noirs festival. We contributed to the implementation of several activities. ”
There are some days, the filmmaker already stated that “this anniversary, we make the celebration festive, playful but also reflective, by multiplying the growth opportunities not only for filmmakers and professionals from elsewhere and by that will take part, but also, and more for the spectators and cinema buffs who will discover or rediscover the pleasure of screening in halls African films on Africa and the Black World. ”
According to the details of Olga Tiyon, the head of communications, the “Festival will be held in Yaounde with a de-localisation in twenty councils to be determined. Internationalization of the festival is also planned in the cities of Libreville, Brazzaville and Bangui “. As in 2015, the entry will be paid for (5 000 to 10 000 FCFA).
In its issue of April 14, 2016, Le Jour reported that “This is an opportunity for amateurs and professionals of the 7th art to reconnect with the best films from the African continent, meet celebrity actors and directors of the continent.
“The official competition is open until May 16, 2016 at midnight in the following categories: international competition (fiction feature film, short film, documentary), foreign competition films (fiction feature film), Central African competition (feature documentary, fiction ) and Cameroonian competition (fiction feature film, short film, documentary), “the newspaper said.