Sunday, April 24, 2016
Unlike previous editions, it was open to all regions of Côte d’Ivoire and it will be so henceforth.
The 2016 edition of Bouake film-school festival, a cinema event which pitches competing schools of Gbêkê region against each other, will indeed take place. The official launch took place on Saturday, 23 April in Yamoussoukro. This, after a training workshop for regional managers of culture on the film industry.
Unlike previous editions, it was open to all regions of Côte d’Ivoire and it will be so henceforth. According to the Commissioner General, Kouadio Ahoutou Mathieu, the director general of culture in Bouake, “the Festival Ciné-school Bouake aims to reinvigorate the film industry in Ivory Coast and make it a source of employment for the youth “. He therefore suggested mechanisms for monitoring young talents will be discovered.
Note that given the interest of the project, the Ministry of Culture and Francophonie endorsed the film school festival of Bouake. “We are still in an intermediate stage and the first regional branches that have been chosen, will bring the proposed initial way and we hope that the experience will be conclusive. So that next year, the thirty-two (32) directions would be concerned. In our case, we are working on the visibility of this art,” said Coulibaly Zoumana Mamidou-Diakité, director of the Support Fund for the film industry.
For Dembélé Fousseni, Chief of Staff, representing the minister, the film-school project is a pedestal for the Ivorian cinema reborn from its ashes. “I congratulate the Bouaké Regional Director for having initiated this activity managed to convince the minister’s office. With this activity, we expect further implant the cinema, regain the public as a friend of cinema as a filmmaker,” he said.
Koffi Koffi Kouame